Opus 51 Construction photos
The slider chests are the first things we build. Here the table tops have already been drilled with pipe holes and channels routed to bleed excess air away from other pipes
The 16’ Violone, retained from the previous organ, lies recumbent on the erecting room floor for now.
Voicer Brandon Woods begins each organ with the Great 8’ Principal, seen here on the voicing machine.
The Swell slider chests upside down, showing the pallet slots
A trip to the finish room to seal the chests
Looking down into an upside-down slider chest before the pallets are installed
Rob drilling pockets for the primary pouches
Primary pouches, one for each note of the chest
Rob the router
Jerin drilling toe holes for a mixture toeboard
Chris building an off-note chest primary board
Laying out channel lines on an off-note chest
Off-note chests stacked up, waiting for pouch rails and primary boards
Kurt designing the console
A new shipment of rough-cut lumber. All of the wood in an oran (wind chests, structure, console, swell shades, wood pipes) starts in this form, and we mill it ourselves to exactly what we need. This is quarter-sawn white oak for the console and casework.
Bob starting on the console framework
Columns which will eventually support the console key desk
Bob carving console details
Stacks of console carvings
Each drawknob needs 5 wires; David has been busy making wiring harnesses with connectors for each drawknob unit, arranged in columns
Brandon adding nicks to the Bourdon, retained from the previous organ
Brandon and the Great Fourniture in the voicing room
Adjusting the windway/flue of a mixture pipe
Steve building a door to the Swell box
The console starts to take shape in the erecting room
Pedalboard wiring before...