Organ Building for Amateurs: A Practical Guide for Home-Workers Containing Specifications, Designs, and Full Instructions for Making Every Portion

Organ Building for Amateurs: A Practical Guide for Home-Workers Containing Specifications, Designs, and Full Instructions for Making Every Portion

by Mark Wicks

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Organ Building for Amateurs: A Practical Guide for Home-Workers Containing Specifications, Designs, and Full Instructions for Making Every Portion by Mark Wicks

Organ Building for Amateurs--a practical guide for home-workers containing specifications, designs, and full instructions for making every portion of the instrument with over two hundred illustrations and explanatory diagrams
By Mark Wicks

Contents

I-Tools and Appliances--Specifications--New Method of Making Pipes

II-Wood Pipes

III-Pipes of Metal-casting Bench and Casting Box--Metal for Pipes--Melting Metal--Necessary Tools--Scale for Cutting Metal for Pipes--Formation of Sheet Metal into Pipes

IV-Reed Pipes

V-Sound-board, Wind-chest, Pallets, etc.

VI-The Bellows

VII-The Building Frame and Manual Action

VIII-The Key-board

IX-The Stop Action and Couplers

X-The Pedal Organ: Sound-board, and Pedal key-board

XI-Pedal Action: Coupler Great to Pedals

XII-The Swell, etc.--Venetian Swell--Gridiron Swell--Box Swell--Tremulant

XIII-Voicing and Toning--Defects and Their Remedies

XIV-Tuning

XV-The Case--Pipe Decorations

XVI-Defects Generally--List of Stops and Their Combinations--Additional Specifications

Preface

In submitting this little work to the public I must, in the first instance, warn the reader that it is not written with the intention ofdealing exhaustively with organ building generally, but, as its title implies, only with that particular phase which comes within the means and scope of an intelligent amateur workman. Therefore, such refinements as electric and pneumatic actions, not being required in small instruments, find no place in this work, but everything of interest to a home-worker is touched upon in a thoroughly practical manner.

There are many works on the subject to which builders, purchasers, or general readers may resort for information respecting organs, but the instructions contained in most of these works being limited to general, and often vague, description, are of little service to an ordinary amateur desirous of building the instrument himself, as in most cases the idea of building an organ at home is taken up by persons having little knowledge of the construction of the instrument which they so ardently desire to possess. It is indeed rather surprising that there is not a larger supply of literature dealing with this subject from an amateur's point of view, for it is a matter which is constantly claiming the attention young men of mechanical proclivities, and also one which exercises an astonishing and peculiar fascination over them. But beyond isolated papers in magazines, and the little manual, there does not appear to be anything which can rightly be considered as meeting the requirements of person of the class referred to. It is with the...

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628450873
Publisher: Windham Press
Publication date: 08/08/2013
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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