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Re: Building a console

Postby vidarf » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:02 pm

Is anybody still reading this? :)

Here's the latest update:

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It's starting to look like a small pipe organ now! :)
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Re: Building a console

Postby 3dOrganist » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:17 pm

vidarf wrote:Is anybody still reading this? :)


Yes.

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Re: Building a console

Postby vidarf » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:24 pm

That's impressive! :) I hope I people doesn't get sick of the relatively frequent updates. :)

BTW, i need some input here. What to do in the large opening between the openings where the pipes are:

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I'm considering a door hinged at the top. In the area behind I'll place the amplifier and stuff like that. But I also have some small pipes lying around; the only drawback is that they're pretty banged up and it will be a big job fixing them up.
Something that reflects the rest of the console, but decorative at the same time.

Any ideas?
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Re: Building a console

Postby TheOrganDoc » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:27 pm

FLAT Black Drape ----- ?
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Re: Building a console

Postby engrssc » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:37 pm

There is available black grill cloth which you can use to "hide" speakers if so desired. Likewise, it doesn't have to be black. :o

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Re: Building a console

Postby pat17 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:11 am

Quite an interesting progress, Vidar! 8)

As for the center part, I would suggest a wooden panel, not aligned to the pipes, but a bit behind them - so as to highlight the pipes over the rest of the upper side of the console.
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Re: Building a console

Postby joeltrekell » Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:28 pm

vidarf wrote:Is anybody still reading this? :)


Of course. I look forward to your progress every day.
Thanks!
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Re: Building a console

Postby MattOlieman » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:50 am

I love your work Vidarf, it's inspirational. :) :) :)

Thanks for the updates.

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Re: Building a console

Postby vidarf » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:54 pm

SCREWING UP!
Literally. :)
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joeltrekell: One who waits, allways waits for something good! At least I hope you think that. :)
There won't be very frequent updates since there's little to show, even though I've done a lot of work.
Unless you guys enjoys watching paint dry... :P

Anybody know the best way to polish an organ pipe to a high shine? I am reluctant to whip out the buffing wheel and polishing paste; the metal in the pipes are reaaaaally "bendy". :)
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Re: Building a console

Postby vidarf » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:57 pm

BTW Matt: When the console is finished, the cockpit is next! :) It looks like I'm going to live in this house for many, many years to come - and I think it is wise of me to get the cockpit up and running before I find a new wife... :P
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Re: Building a console

Postby ralfyboy » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:43 pm

There is a product called "Never Dull". A metal polish that is impregnated in cotton wadding. Works pretty well on alot of things, easy to use, and does not require a buffing wheel. I don't know if it is available where you live, though. Pipes get dull over time, so they'll only look really nice and shiny for the first few years....after that... :roll:
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Re: Building a console

Postby engrssc » Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:40 pm

ralfyboy wrote:There is a product called "Never Dull". A metal polish that is impregnated in cotton wadding. Works pretty well on alot of things, easy to use, and does not require a buffing wheel. I don't know if it is available where you live, though. Pipes get dull over time, so they'll only look really nice and shiny for the first few years....after that... :roll:


http://cgi.ebay.com/5oz-NEVER-DULL-Metal-Polish-/140468304339?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20b49039d3

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Re: Building a console

Postby pat17 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:59 am

Any recent progress on your project, Vidarf? :P
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Re: Building a console

Postby vidarf » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:54 pm

Yep, but sadly only in my head. :) The time before Christmas is always extremely hectic at work, so the little energy I got left was spent on the organ bench or flat out in the recliner playing XBOX or watching movies.

BUT - it is time to kick my lazy butt out of the chair (the company name La-Z-Boy is one of the best names ever! I do not own one though - my recliner is made by Hjellegjerde / Fjords of Norway) and make some more noise in the workshop.

I had a little dream - placing trumpette en chamade dummies on the thing. But that won't work, so I did the next best thing. I bought a trumpet, and given time and the neighbors patience, I'll just play the trumpette en chamade parts the old way. :) I actually bought a flute too. That recording feature will come in handy, I'll tell you that! :) Not to mention "certain" new functions in HW4...

Sorry to those waiting for more insanity on my website - I'll let you simmer a little longer before I give you the next "drops of wisdom"... :P
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Re: Building a console

Postby vidarf » Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:59 pm

Y'all simmered tender yet? :)

I've gotten a few emails asking about the console project. I haven't done anything for a long time now. It is winter, the weather has been "undecided" (snow - rain - snow - ice, ice, ice...) and the workshop is cold.

BUT - I am going to continue work on the console! In the meantime, here's a little write-up on my current setup:
http://www.fagerjord.org/index.php/orga ... w-computer

He who waits, allways waits for something good... :D
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