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Location: Johnson City, TN

Full time pipe organ builder - Part time mad scientist.

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#1 posted 02-03-2008 06:02 PM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 02-03-2008 06:29 PM

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you are going to find this to be an interesting and exciting part of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 02-03-2008 07:00 PM

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#4 posted 02-03-2008 08:36 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#5 posted 02-04-2008 08:26 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 02-04-2008 10:51 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 02-06-2008 03:18 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 02-13-2008 12:02 AM

Pipe organs … I know someone has to make them, but I really never gave it any thought. Tell me more. What does it take to build a pipe organ? What is your biggest project to-date? And how did you get started?

I recently had pizza at the Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa, AZ. The pizza was okay, but the organ was unbelievable.

-- Teri, Kokomo, IN

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#9 posted 02-14-2008 03:30 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome everybody, to answer Teri’s questions it takes lots of money, and lots of man-hours, and patience to build a good pipe organ. Imagine building many fine pieces of furniture which must seal air tight against high pressure air and have thousands of moving parts. Now imagine that they should, if you’ve done your job, work flawlessly for at least 30 years without maintenance (outside of tuning). Some of the moving parts are tiny and fragile, some are large and heavy, all of them must move quickly and silently, every single time. Imagine it has thousands and thousands of feet of wiring, magnets, leather seals, valves, pressure regulating devices of all kinds, ducts to conduct the air to and fro, and an air blower of substantially greater volume than you use to air condition a large home. Now on top of all that ‘furniture’ go the pipes, which are made of mostly lead, so it had better be awfully sturdy because some of them can be up to 32’ tall and bigger around than most trees. So basically it takes a mad scientist to build a pipe organ properly. or rather, a whole team of them. :) despite all that, an organ shop doesn’t look all that much different from any good woodworking shop, you’ll see mostly tools you’re already familiar with, only instead of an assembly table, you tend to have an assembly room, and it tends to be sized more like a gymnasium, and have rigging. I’m a second generation organ builder, the largest project I’ve worked on (depending on how you measure) is about half again the size of the Wurlitzer you heard at Organ Stop Pizza, though obviously of a more classical and less theatre disposition. Thanks again everybody for the warm welcome, I’m gonna get some stuff up on here before too long.

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#10 posted 02-26-2008 06:18 AM

We welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. We hope that you enjoy your stay/visit each and every time you show up on our door step. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#11 posted 01-30-2010 02:49 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock. Thanks for your posts and projects.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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