DIYAPASON-L Digest #994 - Tuesday, May 4, 2004
 
Tiny Wicks
  by "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  Leather gaskets - pipe chest or cover?
  by <Pipewheezr@aol.com>
RE: DIYAPASON-L Digest #993 - 05/03/04
  by "Wilcox, Robert K" <robert.k.wilcox@lmco.com>
 

(back) Subject: Tiny Wicks From: "First Christian Church of Casey, IL" <kzrev@rr1.net> Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 23:33:37 -0500   Tim told us: eBay alert -- tiny Wicks under 1K   I know of a Lutheran church in Missouri that had one of these from the = same time period. Theirs was a unit gedact of 97 pipes. The church loved it, = as did the townspeople; I was told it was especially loved for weddings. The only reason they were selling it was because a sanctuary expansion necessitated a beefier instrument. I think their original setting, = though, was at least 150-200 people. Someone told me that Wicks produced a number of these in that time period.       Dennis Steckley & A Six-Pack of Cats    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Leather gaskets - pipe chest or cover? From: <Pipewheezr@aol.com> Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 10:51:55 EDT   Hi Dave I like the leather for gaskets. It is a little more work up front = but latest a long time. You can by cork from OSI in rolls that make it easy gaskets. Also there are air flange gaskets in cork. Some organ builders = use felt on certain connections. I don't why. Leather is very permanent just takes = more time. There are leather tools available that make working leather easier. Punches, rotary knife, I have a strip cutter that is great for any long = straight cuts. You can by leather on good ole E-Bay cheaply too. I glue the gasket to the part with no electronics mounted on the part.     good luck Dennis    
(back) Subject: RE: DIYAPASON-L Digest #993 - 05/03/04 From: "Wilcox, Robert K" <robert.k.wilcox@lmco.com> Date: Tue, 04 May 2004 12:42:29 -0500   You might want to install new cork gasket material on the chest frame and get rid of that which is glued to the bottom Boards. You're probably aware of it, but in case not , new cork gasket material is available in rolls from OSI. I Believe it is available in 1-inch widths. Just be sure that when you get ready to glue the new material on that the Chest frame is clean and free of all old glue and cork. Use an X-acto knife to remove cork that covers the screw holes in the Chest frame. Speaking of screw holes, if the ones in your chest for the bottom board are pretty well worn, you might Consider installing hanger bolts (wood screw on one end and a machine screw on the other). Use a hanger bolt with a #12 wood screw thread and a 1/4-20 or 1/4-28 thread on the other. Insert a hanger bolt in each screw hole in the chest frame. Thread two i/4 inch nuts onto the machine screw end, jam them together with two 7/16 inch open end wrenches and Then use a 7/16 socket to screw the hanger bolt into the chest frame. You wil probably have to enlarge the holes in The bottom board to some degree to clear the i/4-inch threads. Re-install the bottom boar using i/4-inch ID fender washers and i/4-inch wing nuts. Now that the cork gasket material is on the chest frame it won't get "dinged" when you install and remove the bottom board.   Hope this helps.   Bob Wilcox Robert.k.wilcox@lmco.com   -----Original Message----- From: DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org [mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org] Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 11:29 PM To: Residence Organ List Subject: DIYAPASON-L Digest #993 - 05/03/04   DIYAPASON-L Digest #993 - Monday, May 3, 2004   Leather gaskets - pipe chest or cover? by "Dave Clark" <wurly153@stny.rr.com> Re: [Residence Organs] Leather gaskets - pipe chest or cover? by "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net> Leather Gaskets by "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net> eBay alert -- tiny Wicks under 1K by "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net>    
(back) Subject: Leather gaskets - pipe chest or cover? From: "Dave Clark" <wurly153@stny.rr.com> Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 17:47:02 -0400   The pipe organ I bought has had some questionable maintenance. The bottom is covered with 4 plywood panels. Currently there is cork glued to the pipe chest. Very old and brittle and in need of replacement. The plywood covers have a one inch wide piece of felt around the perimeter. The covers are not original. I would like to replace the cork and felt with leather.   I am new to pipe organs but not player pianos. A cover on a player piano would have a leather gasket on it and none on the "chest". What is the norm for pipe organs? Should I put the leather on the cover or the pipe chest? Should I include the felt on the cover? I don't think that's necessary but don't know what's normal for pipe organs.   Dave        
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Leather gaskets - pipe chest or cover? From: "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net> Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 20:15:33 -0400   Dave,   I am just an amateur, so some professionals may offer some other advice. Anyway, I have several windchests in my organ. I "think" (I'll have to go downstairs to check) that my OSI windchests have cork gaskets where the bottom boards attach. This cork is tan (manilla envelop) colored. Some of it is damaged and will have to be replaced.   A few smaller old extension chests had some kind of gasket that was almost black and was very brittle. It broke into pieces as I removed the bottom boards. I will, of course, need to replace it.   Inside my OSI chests - which happen to be pitman chests - the actual valve pouches are mounted onto a rail that is attached to the inside of the chest. I believe that the gasket here is leather.     ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave Clark" <wurly153@stny.rr.com> To: <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 5:47 PM Subject: [Residence Organs] Leather gaskets - pipe chest or cover?     > The pipe organ I bought has had some questionable maintenance. The bottom is covered with 4 plywood panels. Currently there is cork glued to the pipe chest. Very old and brittle and in need of replacement. The plywood covers have a one inch wide piece of felt around the perimeter. The covers are not original. I would like to replace the cork and felt with leather. > > I am new to pipe organs but not player pianos. A cover on a player > piano would have a leather gasket on it and none on the "chest". What is the norm for pipe organs? Should I put the leather on the cover or the pipe chest? Should I include the felt on the cover? I don't think that's necessary but don't know what's normal for pipe organs. > > Dave > > > > 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: Leather Gaskets From: "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net> Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 21:00:50 -0400   Sorry, the e-mail got sent as I was trying to save it for later. Anyway, I just happened to go downstairs to help my son with a school project and I looked at my windchests.   The OSI windchests have fairly thin leather gaskets. There are a couple chests that were made by Klann. I think they were the ones that used the tan cork gasket.   The small extension chests of unknown vintage or make had the dark brittle synthetic cork gaskets. I've seen both leather and rolls of cork in the OSI catalog for this purpose.   Hope this helps, Keith      
(back) Subject: eBay alert -- tiny Wicks under 1K From: "Tim Bovard" <tmbovard@earthlink.net> Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 20:15:57 -0500   Possibly interesting to those near Frankfort KY. Opening bid $750. Who's got a spare closet? <g>   http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=3D1&category=3D16219&item= =3D3 721988928&sspagename=3DSTRK%3AMEBWA%3AIT   Item # 3721988928 if the link doesn't work.   Cheers, all --   Tim