DIYAPASON-L Digest #1004 - Tuesday, June 1, 2004
 
Wicks Cotter Pins
  by "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Wicks Cotter Pins
  by "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@charter.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Wicks Cotter Pins
  by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net>
Wicks online sales
  by "Drew Taylor" <dhtaylor@netmcr.com>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Wicks online sales
  by "John Haskey" <johnh@haskey.net>
 

(back) Subject: Wicks Cotter Pins From: "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net> Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 22:05:29 -0400   List,   I have a 4 rank Wicks chest. The cable has neatly arranged cotter pins on the ends. I've read about this in previous postings when someone was = asking about dismantling an organ.   Into what type of apparatus are these cotter pins inserted at the switching/relay area? Is this something that I can make from scratch? I tho't about a sheet of plywood into which small holes are drilled. I woulld stick the cotter pins thru the holes. On the other side, I would insert the wires from the relay into their respective cotter pin - kinda like a punchdown block.   Anyway, I'd appreciate a description of how I could make use of these pins instead of simply cutting them off and attaching several DB25 connectors = to the end.   Thanks, Keith      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Wicks Cotter Pins From: "Brent Johnson" <brentmj@charter.net> Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 21:47:33 -0500   Wicks can sell you the copper ferrules the cotter pins plug into. They = fit through a piece of plywood with the wire soldered to the outside on the backside of the board. I think they're about $10-$12 for 100. Brent Johnson ORGANLive - Music of the organ on demand http://www.organlive.com   ----- Original Message ----- From: "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net> To: <diyapason-l@pipechat.org> Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 9:05 PM Subject: [Residence Organs] Wicks Cotter Pins     > List, > > I have a 4 rank Wicks chest. The cable has neatly arranged cotter pins = on > the ends. I've read about this in previous postings when someone was asking > about dismantling an organ. > > Into what type of apparatus are these cotter pins inserted at the > switching/relay area? > Is this something that I can make from scratch? > I tho't about a sheet of plywood into which small holes are drilled. I > woulld stick the cotter pins thru the holes. On the other side, I would > insert the wires from the relay into their respective cotter pin - kinda > like a punchdown block. > > Anyway, I'd appreciate a description of how I could make use of these = pins > instead of simply cutting them off and attaching several DB25 connectors to > the end. > > Thanks, > Keith > > > DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own > Residence Pipe Organs. > HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org > List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org > >    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Wicks Cotter Pins From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net> Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2004 22:08:09 -0500   Hi, Keith and everyone --   I meant to send something in reply to the original mention of connecting = to Wicks cotter-pin cables, but didn't get there.   Wicks does this via the use of little brass parts they call "ferrules", which press-fit into rows of holes drilled thru a plywood panel. The "ferrules" stick out the back of the panel, and the connecting wire to the =   relay cable is twisted around and soldered on. The cotter pins can then = be freely inserted into (or removed from) the hole in each "ferrule" from the =   front side of the panel.   I'm not exactly certain what the "ferrules" are actually manufactured for (they might actually be rivets used for making shoes and boots...?) but if =   you call Wicks they'll know what you're asking about and will be happy to sell you a box at a very reasonable price! (and the brass cotter pins = too, if some of yours are missing)   Hope this quick description makes sense -- if not, post your ?? and I'll try to ellaborate!   Tim Bovard Little Rock   At 09:05 PM 6/1/2004, you wrote: >List, > >I have a 4 rank Wicks chest. The cable has neatly arranged cotter pins = on >the ends. I've read about this in previous postings when someone was = asking >about dismantling an organ. > >Into what type of apparatus are these cotter pins inserted at the >switching/relay area? >Is this something that I can make from scratch? >I tho't about a sheet of plywood into which small holes are drilled. I >woulld stick the cotter pins thru the holes. On the other side, I would >insert the wires from the relay into their respective cotter pin - kinda >like a punchdown block.    
(back) Subject: Wicks online sales From: "Drew Taylor" <dhtaylor@netmcr.com> Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2004 23:41:00 -0400   The recent talk about Wicks has reminded me of a website/company that they started a while back called Adesso Organ Supply to sell parts on the internet. It was up for a few weeks and looked nice but went offline some time ago. Wicks also seems to have halted their used parts sales, maybe they don't want to be in the parts business afterall? Anyone know the story? Adesso is or was at http://www.adessosupply.com   -Drew Taylor    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Wicks online sales From: "John Haskey" <johnh@haskey.net> Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 21:00:45 -0700 (PDT)       On Tue, 1 Jun 2004, Drew Taylor wrote:   > Wicks also seems to have halted their used parts sales, > maybe they don't want to be in the parts business afterall? Anyone know > the story? Adesso is or was at http://www.adessosupply.com >   Wicks was selling on eBay a week or so ago if IRC...   ---john.