Organ update - May 2022
This past month, things started to come to life! An equalizer was installed in the tone chute closet and now feeds the Chrysoglott, slide whistle and bird whistle in the projection alcove within the Music Room. While the wind line was getting connected, I decided to let the blower run wide open for five minutes to blow out all of the dirt within the line. After five minutes, I glued everything together and called it a night. The next morning I woke up, got my cup of coffee and walked into the music room - realizing then that I never checked to see what blew out of the pipe… It looked like a snow storm hit the room with PVC dust everywhere. Luckily I was able to get the vacuum cleaner out before my wife saw the furniture and rug covered in white dust! Close call.
Now that the Chrysoglott is connected, all of the hammers were regulated so that they make each note speak at approximately the same volume. All of the magnet armatures were replaced and port holes milled using the machine acquired from Kenny Crome’s shop. It is amazing how much of a difference milling and new armatures made in quieting wind noise down!
Spare Uniflex boards were also received in case one goes out. An extra output board was also purchased for the tone chute piano. The organ came with boards with enough pins available for some spare things… however the tuned beer bottles pushed that need further than I had pins to go around.
Finally, the new wind chimes were cleaned, mounted and wired up!
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