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Re: Building a console

Postby vidarf » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:52 am

As soon as possible, I hope. :)
Nah, this is a HOBBY and I want to enjoy the process, not make it into a hassle.
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Re: Building a console

Postby vidarf » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:46 pm

Not much to show yet, but I uploaded some plans for your amusement:
http://www.fagerjord.org/index.php/organ-project/38-organ-related/73-building-a-console#160810
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Re: Building a console

Postby vidarf » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:57 pm

Yep, now it's flying sawdust:

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Looks very promising so far!
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Re: Building a console

Postby pat17 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:27 am

Quite an interesting project! Thanks to share its progress with us, vidarf, it's almost as if we were by your side! 8)
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Re: Building a console

Postby vidarf » Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:13 pm

Thank goodness you guys arent there, it is SO much easier to hide my mistakes on images! :)

Here's todays update:
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Any comments on the dark panels - light framework idea?
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Re: Building a console

Postby johnh » Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:55 pm

Ah, blue 'painters' tape. Is it even possible to build anything let alone an organ without it these day? :lol:
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Re: Building a console

Postby engrssc » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:17 pm

johnh wrote:Ah, blue 'painters' tape.


It doesn't leave a residue, but it doesn't hold/stick together very well either. I'm converting to green tape.

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Re: Building a console

Postby joeltrekell » Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:40 pm

Just make sure it fits through your door! :D
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Re: Building a console

Postby johnh » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:11 pm

engrssc wrote:
It doesn't leave a residue, but it doesn't hold/stick together very well either. I'm converting to green tape.


When I was working with a pipe organ builder we went through roll after roll of blue tape...
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Re: Building a console

Postby vidarf » Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:30 pm

joeltrekell wrote:Just make sure it fits through your door! :D


With force and determination, everything fits! :) I am going to make the console in several parts, so it is easy to disassemble / reassemble. Can't build an organ otherwise, right? :) That's how the big boys do it...

Blue tape... How I love blue tape... Just like post-it notes, how did we do things before?
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Re: Building a console

Postby vidarf » Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:51 pm

Another update from the creator of expensive woodchips and sawdust. It may seem like I haven't done a lot of work, but trust me - I have! And it is strange - the first part is hard to make. The next part is done in no time if it is a replica of the first one... :)
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And on the coffee table in my livingroom: 27 real pipes that will be mounted in the facade (non-speaking). I like it! :)
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Re: Building a console

Postby vidarf » Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:00 pm

5 hours worth of work condensed into a few images:
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Re: Building a console

Postby vidarf » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:36 pm

An exiting update today!
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I can't wait to start working on the "inner liners", or the different panels surrounding the keyboards and the pedalboard. Up till now it's been somewhat boring work, but at the same time I'm having a blast doing things I've never ever done before! :)

I am building an organ, becoming a rather skilled woodworker and having a great time doing it. That's not a bad deal!
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Re: Building a console

Postby vidarf » Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:55 pm

Exiting update, I think! I've moved the thingamabobs into the living room for a test-fit:
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What do you guys think of it?
Is there anything I could do to add some decorative elements to it? It is kind of square now...
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Re: Building a console

Postby engrssc » Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:19 pm

vidarf wrote:Is there anything I could do to add some decorative elements to it? It is kind of square now...


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Sorry, couldn't resist. 8) :)

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