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Post  lynnr on Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:34 pm

Hi all

Just started my organ. First pipe made.

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Post  highpressure on Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:54 pm

Looks good, only another 99 to go if you're going to make the full spec Topsy!! Shocked Jonhs plans can be a little taxing to follow but it's very satisfying to get to the point where it actually plays. Having made 8 or 9 versions now I must have made nearly 1000 pipes!! but I dont use Johns style for the current types as the pro versions sound cleaner but it will make a compact machine with a pleasant sound.
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Post  bjwlancashire on Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:09 am

Lynn

Will you be starting a new build thread on here then? Wink

Good luck, should be finished by Christmas at your pace.

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Post  lynnr on Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:43 pm

Productive 2 hours this evening.



Off to give Uisge some TLC
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Post  Kevster on Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:50 pm

Hi Lynn,

Great to see another build thread

Which version are you building?

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Post  lynnr on Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:54 pm

John smith topsy3 68 note.
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Post  Kevster on Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:03 pm

I had a look at his website,

I wouldnt mind having a go at one of these myself.

i will watch your build thread with added interest

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Post  highpressure on Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:20 pm

or alternatively buy one ready to go..... Very Happy
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Post  lynnr on Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:55 pm

More pipes.



Next ones to be glued



The work area.

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Post  Tony King on Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:45 pm

Hi Lynn,
Looking very productive, while awaiting your next engine kit!!
What sort of wood are you using to fabricate your pipes? Question
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Post  lynnr on Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:50 pm

Hi Tony.

American basswood. Light but fairly strong. Straight grain and no knots.
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Post  highpressure on Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:18 am

I bought the same table saw, very good for the fine work, must have cut kilometres by now here!!! Where did you source the wood from, I have always found sourcing wood other than run of the mill pine types a challenge, the stuff from B+Q and others is crap.
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Post  lynnr on Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:30 am

Hi Kevin

Hobby Craft do the basswood in a good selection of size and thickness. We have about 50 planks of it and everyone is perfect quality.
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Post  highpressure on Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:41 pm

Any progress on this?? Seems to have been quiet for a while.....
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Post  lynnr on Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:04 pm

Hi Kev

Sorry for not posting. Progress on the organ is quite slow at the moment, between my lack of health and supplier issues. But progress has been made.

More pipes made, had to wait almost a month for wood then went to a small model shop in Nairn and he got the wood in 2 days at 1/3 more wood for half the price.

Waited until after Xmas to order the leather. So that has arrived now.





And the making of the bellows

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Post  Tony King on Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:02 pm

Looks like you really know what you're doing there Lynn, GOOD JOB, well done, You'll be giving Kev a run for his money!!
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Post  lynnr on Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:05 pm

Have you finished yours?
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Post  Tony King on Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:18 pm

No!!!, I've done the bellows & melody pipes, then come to a grinding halt............I might to start the pipes again using wood from your supplier!!
I really need to come across & see you & exchange ideas!!
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Post  lynnr on Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:39 pm

Just as a reminder Tony.

Nairn Model Shop is where I get the American Basswood, 1/8 3/32 1/4 is the main thicknesses used
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