Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Here is the console after being re-assembled. The stripper and the finisher had quite a time getting the old pickled green finish off so that it would take the new finish but everything worked out in the end. The piece of wood to the left on the top of the console is part of the new case (it appears gray in the photo but is good match in real life) and the small piece on the right is the color sample provided by the church.
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Today saw the completion of the great reconstruction. Here you see the chest of the great division. The new chests are elevated on legs above the existing chests. New regulators are on the floor under the main chest. Next is the new action in the present chests and then wiring. The console is currently at the furniture stripper's and then it will go to the finisher's on Wednesday.
Saturday, April 28, 2007
At the end of week 1 all of the windchests have been gutted of their old action parts and are ready to receive the new Wicks Direct Electric Action. Reconfiguration of the swell division has begun. Shown in the picture are the main swell windchests, a couple of bass offset chests, and the new Wicks chest for the new 16' Trombone pipes.