DIYAPASON-L Digest #817 - Wednesday, May 28, 2003
 
Re: [Residence Organs]  Re: Summer Organ Fixing
  by <Pipewheezr@aol.com>
FS: Reisner C3 SAM's
  by "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu>
Other Reisner magnets for sale
  by "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net>
Organ Progress
  by <Kzimmer0817@aol.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Organ Progress
  by "John Haskey" <johnh@haskey.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Summer Organ Fixing
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Re: Summer Organ Fixing From: <Pipewheezr@aol.com> Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 10:32:00 EDT     --part1_67.11915fec.2c062260_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hi, I have had great luck finding leather on E-Bay for gaskets. Then use gasket punches for all the holes. There is a punch for small holes that = looks like a pair of pliers. It has 6 or 7 punch sizes on a rotating spindle. To cut strips with a strip cutter. A handle with a sliding part with the blade at = the end. I can send pictures now, we bought a digital camera, I still am = learning how to have it do all of it's tricks! Dennis   --part1_67.11915fec.2c062260_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D3 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D =3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">Hi, I have had great luck finding leather on = E-Bay for=3D gaskets. Then use gasket punches for all the holes. There is a punch for = sm=3D all holes that looks like a pair of pliers. It has 6 or 7 punch sizes on a = r=3D otating spindle. To cut strips with a strip cutter. A handle with a = sliding=3D20=3D part with the blade at the end. I can send pictures now, we bought a = digital=3D camera, I still am learning how to have it do all of it's tricks!<BR> Dennis</FONT></HTML>   --part1_67.11915fec.2c062260_boundary--  
(back) Subject: FS: Reisner C3 SAM's From: "Eric Sagmuller" <ess4@psu.edu> Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 12:36:55 -0400   In case someone is looking for some Reisner C3 SAM's to convert a console, =   etc. I posted a set of 31 with mounting rails for sale on the Church Organ =   Trader.   Happy organ building! Eric    
(back) Subject: Other Reisner magnets for sale From: "Richard Schneider" <arpschneider@starband.net> Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 14:31:54 -0500   Greetings Hobbyists,   Eric's post reminded me that I ought to inform the list that I also have some magnets for sale. They are Reisner 10-point Relay magnets. It appears that I have about 122 of them; enough for a 2-manual console.   First $250.00 takes the lot. Packing and shipping will be extra. I don't know how much that will be yet, and the shipping will depend upon where you live.   I also have a lesser number of 15-point Reisner relay magnets available for $3.00 apiece.   I also have a small number of older loose Wicks gang switches, including some "bussbar return" style, where the contact fingers make to a solid bussbar rather than to individual contacts.   Disclaimer: these are USED magnets. Please do not order these from us if you expect BRAND-NEW quality at this price. All of the magnet coils have been tested and work, but you may need to do a little contact cleaning/rejuvinating work in order to get all of the contacts to properly "make" none of the units have bent or broken contact fingers, so they should be able to fully restored with a minimal amount of effort and some Pro Gold Contact Cleaner (also available from us)   I will be listing some other components that will becoming available from time-to-time.   Happy Residential Organbuilding from:   G.A. -- Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO Schneider Pipe Organs, Inc. 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (877) 944-2454 TOLL-FREE (217) 944-2527 FAX arpschneider@starband.net Home Office EMAIL arp@schneiderpipeorgans.com SHOP EMAIL http://www.schneiderpipeorgans.com URL ADDRESS    
(back) Subject: Organ Progress From: <Kzimmer0817@aol.com> Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 22:07:39 EDT     --part1_10d.2511d248.2c06c56b_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   List,   I've made a very slight progress in my organ lately. Still, the motor has =   not been serviced, so I'm waiting to be making wind.   My Austin console now consists only of its steel frame, keyboards, and stoprail.   I removed the mechanical tripper combination action last night. I = purchased some used dual action SAMs (OSI C3) to use in place of the mechanical stop =   tabs. That will give me a little more freedom in setting out the layout = of the organ. The organ originally had only about 5 stops per manual, but = numerous couplers. Additionally, it had 8 pistons per manual and 14 generals. = With that many pistons and so few stops, I've thought about "hardwiring" the pistons =   into my own "factory presets".   What I'm anticipating this summer: 1. get the wind blowing 2. get the 2 pitman chests cleaned up, placed on legs, hooked up to wind. 3. test the chests manually 4. start planting some pipes 5. somewhere in between the above, rewire the relay panels for the few = unit ranks.   I really want to get it playing by the end of the summer.   Keith     --part1_10d.2511d248.2c06c56b_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <HTML><FONT FACE=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D3D2 = FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D =3D3D"Arial" LANG=3D3D"0">List,<BR> <BR> I've made a very slight progress in my organ lately.&nbsp; Still, the = motor=3D20=3D has not been serviced, so I'm waiting to be making wind.<BR> <BR> My Austin console now consists only of its steel frame, keyboards, and = stopr=3D ail.<BR> <BR> I removed the mechanical tripper combination action last night.&nbsp; I = purc=3D hased some used dual action SAMs (OSI C3) to use in place of the = mechanical=3D20=3D stop tabs.&nbsp; That will give me a little more freedom in setting out = the=3D20=3D layout of the organ.&nbsp; The organ originally had only about 5 stops per = m=3D anual, but numerous couplers.&nbsp; Additionally, it had 8 pistons per = manua=3D l and 14 generals.&nbsp; With that many pistons and so few stops, I've = thoug=3D ht about "hardwiring" the pistons into my own "factory presets".<BR> <BR> What I'm anticipating this summer:<BR> 1.&nbsp; get the wind blowing<BR> 2.&nbsp; get the 2 pitman chests cleaned up, placed on legs, hooked up to = wi=3D nd.<BR> 3.&nbsp; test the chests manually<BR> 4.&nbsp; start planting some pipes<BR> 5.&nbsp; somewhere in between the above, rewire the relay panels for the = few=3D unit ranks.<BR> <BR> I really want to get it playing by the end of the summer.<BR> <BR> Keith<BR> <BR> </FONT></HTML> --part1_10d.2511d248.2c06c56b_boundary--  
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Organ Progress From: "John Haskey" <johnh@haskey.net> Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 19:22:42 -0700 (PDT)     Keith gave us an update on his project. Thanks Keith.   I too hope to accomplish a fair amount this summer. While I have a couple of ranks playing via MIDI I really want to get a proper console set up so that my organ playing visitors feel more at home. The little MIDI keyboard just isn't cutting it.   I need to re-assemble the Spencer Orgoblo and install it in the blower room. I have a smaller Spencer that needs cleaning up as well.   I need to build a couple of chests so I can return the ones I've borrowed to my friend.   I need to get an 8' octave or two playing.   And then I need to audition all the pipes that are cluttering up the house, the garage, the storage unit, etc. and come up with a plan for what this organ is going to be...   While I'm definitely leaning toward the classical there is the toy counter in the garage...   All the best to you and your projects! Keep us up to date!   ---john.    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Summer Organ Fixing From: "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com> Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 21:37:53 -0500   >We used a thick type of felt to seal the chest. This >has created some problems, mostly because the felt >moves when the screw is going through it. Would it be >good to replace this with cork? Would there be >disadvantages to doing this?   Paul   Was the felt glued down? If so it shouldn't move. We use a very thick ribbon felt between the toeboards and the chest carcass. The toeboard screws all have compression washers on them and we don't find any problems with wind leakage along that seam. We use ribbon cork, again glued, on the bottom boards which again have all the screws fitted with compression washers. If the cork is glued to the bottom boards and left to dry a long time before installing the bottom boards there is no problem with it adhering to the carcass. If we don't have the time to allow the cork to dry really well, like several days, we dust it to baby powder or talcum powder so that the glue doesn't bleed thru and adhere to the carcass. Of course, the edges of the carcass were run through the joiner so we have a perfectly flat edge to attach to which helps alleviate wind leak problems.   > >There are a few problems with "wind burbles", the >pressure dropping when many notes are played, and then >coming back up after the notes have been held for a >short time. It was suggested to me to add a >"schwimmer" type mechanism to the chest to take care >of this. How large should it be? Other tips?   Keith asked in his posting if anyone still used winkers and we do, many of them throughout our organs. They do help to alleviate the problem you describe. The winkers are attached directly to the chest, not to the windline. We also fit each of the winkers with a cut-off valve that shuts off the wind to the winker when the tremulant is turned on for that division.   Hope this helps and good luck   David