Complete rebuild was needed for this piece. Chime tubes will be fitted once the action is mounted in the tone chute.
Much work has been completed since the last update. For starters, the chamber now has a wall on the front of it! Given the large opening for the swell shades that is about bar height… my wife asked when the drinks were going to be served. After putting that wall up, the idea didn’t seem too bad! As always, my assistant, Ella was there to help in any way possible.
Work has also progressed with the winding system with the remainder of the 10” schedule 40 PVC arriving. Finally, the chime action has been completely disassembled and is in the process of being rebuilt. A recommendation from Jeff Weiler’s shop was to get a spool of 1/16” aircraft cable and ferrules / crimp tool. These would be used in place of string to tie the chime tubes. The size of the 1/16” ferrules just fit inside of the tube so they are not visible from looking at it. The advantage here is that you don’t have to worry about tubes falling down when the string fails.