In my shop

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Re: In my shop

Post by alphawolf45 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:46 am

Son of a gun.. ...What are the pipes made of ? Looks like aluminum? Or brass with a layer of something to prevent tarnish? ... I come up with some brass tube that were thought to be organ pipes, I gave them to a musician I knew..Never did know for sure what they were.

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Post by LVRR2095 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:51 am

alphawolf45 wrote:Son of a gun.. ...What are the pipes made of ? Looks like aluminum? Or brass with a layer of something to prevent tarnish? ... I come up with some brass tube that were thought to be organ pipes, I gave them to a musician I knew..Never did know for sure what they were.
There are several different type of pipes, some are wood and others are metal. The metal pipes and a lead / zinc alloy and the proportions of the alloy determine the tone. When you have a higher lead content the tone takes on a "warmer" character.

Keith

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Re: In my shop

Post by hammermill » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:12 am

30 yrs ago i helped out in a shop pouring sheet lead to make the raw material for pipes, the building of organs is always a facinating thing. please keep us apraised of progress.

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Post by LVRR2095 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:43 pm

hammermill wrote:30 yrs ago i helped out in a shop pouring sheet lead to make the raw material for pipes, the building of organs is always a facinating thing. please keep us apraised of progress.
Right now progress has slowed to a stop. I am recovering from surgery where they did a partial amputation of my right foot. I'm hoping the surgeon will release me to get back in my shop sometime in August. Right now I am 100% non-weight bearing.
Keith

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Post by spro » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:58 pm

I'm certain I speak the same all of us here feel. Dang :(
Speedy recovery, Keith.

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Post by steamin10 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:51 pm

Keith, Wha happened? Complication of diabetes? Or just bad luck.??

Speedy recovery, my E friend.

( I am diabetic).
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Post by LVRR2095 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:56 am

steamin10 wrote:Keith, Wha happened? Complication of diabetes? Or just bad luck.??

Speedy recovery, my E friend.

( I am diabetic).
Thanks SPRO and Steamin10 for the kind thoughts.
While I do have diabetes, that wasn't the problem. It was Osteomyelitis, which is an infection of the bone marrow. The only effective treatment was to remove the bone. I am quite happy with how things are going. The pain I lived with for so long is gone! I'm still a little sore around the incision, but it gets better and better every day.
I'm looking forward to getting back into my shop soon. Aside from the pipe organ, I have a locomotive to finish as well....
Keith

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Re: In my shop

Post by hammermill » Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:38 am

good to hear things are improving with the feet now and you are getting better.

as part of the needle gang such things are a constant concern

all good ken

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Post by steamin10 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:15 pm

Nature the Mother, strikes again. I am Diabetic positive since 95. I am on pills and diet, and it is beginning to fail. No needles yet. Weight still coming down from a high of 365 peak. Now 250. I keep tempting Mother dearest, with my antics at times, but life is worth the risk.

You did not describe the loss, adequatly, or perhaps Ghoulishly. But describe relief. I am thankful, there was some gain in the play for you. Relief of constant pain is a big issue. Rest well, I know you have many miles to your horizons yet. I bid you a speedy recovery..
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Re: In my shop

Post by Chris » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:39 am

Keith; I just came across your Wurlitzer project,very interesting how is it coming along.
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Re: In my shop

Post by LVRR2095 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:52 am

We have started installing the pipe chests into the chambers. Attached is a photo of my friend Peter Haskell helping to set a chest on its bearers in the Solo chamber.
It is a long process as all of the components are over 90 years old and ever bit of leather needs to be replaced.
Keith
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Re: In my shop

Post by hammermill » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:19 pm

white kind/grade of leather goes into the joints??

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