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4 Manual Console - Build in progress

Postby jwillans » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:16 pm

I am extremely pleased to show some photos of my console in construction. About 6 years ago I converted an old Wyvern console to midi and used it with HW, I sold that console about 4 years ago and it has taken me up to now to get to this point with my new console. Most of the organ is constructed from recycled pipe organ components, the four manual stack you can see in the pictures is actually two well matched two manual stacks. The touch screens are Dell IPS and the midi system is based on midibox. The speaker system will be 2 Behringer Truth active monitors (with a couple of cheap rear speakers for rear) and the primary sample set will be Salisbury.

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I'd like to take some credit for the beautiful woodwork but actually I am extremely fortunate that my Father has a joiners shop (thanks Dad!).
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Re: 4 Manual Console - Build in progress

Postby engrssc » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:22 pm

Nice work. Tho, how do you get to the back side, that is without going thru the window?

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Re: 4 Manual Console - Build in progress

Postby B. Milan » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:26 pm

engrssc wrote:Nice work. Tho, how do you get to the back side, that is without going thru the window?

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Play some organ music then do what is called "The Limbo". :mrgreen:
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Re: 4 Manual Console - Build in progress

Postby gingercat » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:54 am

Have you done all the woodwork yourself? Looks very professional!
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Re: 4 Manual Console - Build in progress

Postby jwillans » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:47 pm

Chris: The woodwork was done by a joiner - it really is done exremely nicely - I'm afraid I wouldn't be any good for that type of activity (and would probably loose a few fingers trying).

Ed: There is just enough room for me to squeeze down the side providing I don't put on any weight!

I'll post further pictures of progress soon.

Thanks for the kind comments.

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Re: 4 Manual Console - Build in progress

Postby engrssc » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:21 pm

jwillans wrote:Ed: There is just enough room for me to squeeze down the side providing I don't put on any weight!


I kinda like Brett's idea.
B. Milan wrote:Play some organ music then do what is called "The Limbo". :mrgreen:


That is until the lower portion is finished. :roll:

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Re: 4 Manual Console - Build in progress

Postby pat17 » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:46 am

It looks quite promising! I'm quite anxious to see how it will look like when finished. :D
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Re: 4 Manual Console - Build in progress

Postby ajt » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:44 pm

James, that looks fantastic. Dare I ask you how much the joiner charged for the work?
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Re: 4 Manual Console - Build in progress

Postby jwillans » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:35 pm

Hi Adrian,

Thanks for your kind words.

ajt wrote:Dare I ask you how much the joiner charged for the work?


Difficult to tell because I've not paid the final bill yet, I am guessing I am paying nothing like the going rate given that it is being done within the family.

More photos of progress soon ..

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Re: 4 Manual Console - Build in progress

Postby ajt » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:45 pm

Ah, cunning. I keep dropping hints to our woodwork teacher, but he's not bitten yet...
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Re: 4 Manual Console - Build in progress

Postby jwillans » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:53 pm

Update. Almost finished ...

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Re: 4 Manual Console - Build in progress

Postby ajt » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:57 pm

James, I'm very jealous. Rather different from that Rushworth & Dreaper monstrosity we used to share...
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Re: 4 Manual Console - Build in progress

Postby jwillans » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:32 pm

Thanks Adrian.

Here is a photo of the finished console. The toe pistons and expression pedals are recycled like most of the components. All manuals, couplers and thumb pistons are sending correct midi signals and the next stage is to deal with the pedal board and expression pedals (leaving just the toe pistons to do). The midi encoders/decoders are installed in the right pod and the computer will be installed in the left pod, the green button to the right of the couplers will control switch the computer on/off.

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Re: 4 Manual Console - Build in progress

Postby cvmoreau » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:38 am

I thought from the earlier photos that there would be no music stand. I was really curious about that. But, wow, how beautiful! This has to be one of the nicest home built consoles I've ever seen. Thank you for sharing it with us!
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Re: 4 Manual Console - Build in progress

Postby engrssc » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:07 am

I guess wall to wall music sums it up? We would have a slight problem in that one of our dogs likes to get behind things. As in a few weeks ago we couldn't find her. Turns out she was under a very low to the ground dresser. Took her several minutes to wiggle out from under with a huge grin of accomplishment on her face. :roll: Looks as if she would have a perfect "hide behind" in your installation. :lol:

BTW, she's the one (Mackensie Louise) pictured above my "name" to the right.

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