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My New Woodworking Shop
« on: November 27, 2016, 03:37:20 pm »
 About 10 years ago I moved to Marion Louisiana, and begin building a house. I designed a woodworking shop about 20' x 40' which ended up not being finished. After the area was framed up, it ended up being used as storage. I finally got around a couple of months ago to finish off the framed up work area. My nephew helped me move the HEAVY machinery into the area, after being in storage all these years. It's a happy day!
 

 
After organizing the tools where they need to be, The first project will be reproduction of two Hammond organ cabinets. I've been a musician all my life, and owned a Hammond B3 since the age of 15. It's HEAVY, and the guys do NOT want to lift the thing when we play. I've got the bright idea of making the thing lighter by having the base legs collapse into a flight case, and the main body lift into a separate one. The main body will also have a digital preamp, which replaces the heavier tube preamp. Also the case will be build out of cypress, which will be lighter than the hardwood plywood on the originals. Here is a photo of how the finished product SHOULD look:
 

 
I'll try to update progress on the project to know if it is a flop, or not!
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Re: My New Woodworking Shop
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2016, 03:42:14 pm »
Boy! Look at all of that space.

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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2016, 03:52:15 pm »
Nice shop !!
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2016, 07:37:21 pm »
Congratulations, that looks like a great shop.  :)
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2016, 08:06:43 pm »
If you like Planman's shop, you oughta see the house and all the handmade furniture..Makes my efforts look crude (not rustic)  ;D
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2016, 06:41:06 am »
Great shop!

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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2016, 07:14:23 am »
Wow!

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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2016, 08:38:20 am »
Looks good. Get the wood stove ready for some long winter days having fun with wood. bg

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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2016, 09:03:13 am »
When I look at your woodshop, I could really give that "like" button a workout, Planman!
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« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2016, 09:26:55 am »
Great looking shop!  I am almost envious. 8)
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« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2016, 03:57:18 pm »
Thanks for all the nice words! BTW, I have a through wall heat pump from Home Depot in the wall to the right in the middle of the room. The room is totally insulated. I've already found that it takes about 10 minutes for it to cool down OR heat up to happy, happy, happy! I'll update when I have a project done. 8)
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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2016, 07:42:12 pm »
Wow! Looks great! Gives me a perspective on how much room I should have in my new shop I'm building. Mine will be 30x30 so almost the same size.

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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2016, 05:40:31 am »
Wow, nice shop

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« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2016, 12:11:34 pm »
What an inspiring space! I'm jealous!

I have helped my friend move his B3, I know exactly what you mean....

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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2016, 06:52:22 am »
Nice, But It won't take long to fill it up with [stuff]. :laugh: :laugh: ;)
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« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2016, 10:38:05 pm »
Nice "Man Cave"  ;D
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« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2016, 07:13:00 pm »
After lots and lots of organizing a lifetime of tools, screws, nails, etc., I finally began my Hammond organ reproduction project:

 
This is the first time I've used my lathe in probably 15 years. It still works! I'll post some more pictures as I go along. I'm trying to build a cabinet which can be more portable than the original made by Hammond, and yet be as close in appearance as the original Hammond B3 organ when set up.
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« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2016, 05:15:17 am »
Pretty good looking leg for not having turned one in 15 years.
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« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2016, 07:00:57 am »
That is a great looking shop!

Please tell me about your walls. Is it tongue and groove? What type of wood?

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« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2016, 08:52:57 am »
Jon: Yes, the walls are 1x8 tongue and groove pine which I bought locally. My time is limited, and so I could not mill the lumber for the walls. I used 3/8" plywood in the ceiling and the floor. The floor had an existing 3/4" subfloor, and so I put down felt before applying the plywood on top so there would be a vapor barrier. I insulated the walls and ceiling before applying the plywood and T&G.
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« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2016, 11:10:03 pm »
A little more progress on the organ project. I got the base assembled today:

 

Here's a picture of the side blanks of the main cabinet....thanks to Pineywoods for the use of his 18" wide planer:

 

More pictures as I get more done!
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« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2016, 05:19:51 pm »
Made a little more progress today after RUINING one of my pieces Pineywoods helped me plane yesterday ;D Anyway, I'm plowing ahead. Here's a few more photos of the organ cabinet build. First, a photo of one of the sides showing the dowel holes. My old Stanley doweling jig is on the table to the right:

 
And here's the side glued up:

 
And finally, here's. A picture of the bottom glued up:

 
 I have an original Hammond organ that I'm measuring in order to reproduce this cabinet. I think I'm within about 1/16" of the original! 8)
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« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2016, 07:19:39 pm »
now that is one nice shop.
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« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2016, 10:27:21 am »
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« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2016, 03:57:33 pm »
That looks like a very nice project shaping up.....do you have "before" pics of your B3?.....I'm assuming you also lug around a Leslie or two to go with the B3?....no wonder the boys complain!!...LOL....any bass pedals?..what do you play....blues....jazz....rock?...all of the above?....I used to own a Hammond X5 which is 44/44 portable unit....solid state however, without the warmth and percussion of the B3 (tonewheels)  (and the weight)..... and Leslie 147.....still heavy though....can't imagine carrying the B3 beast in and out of gigs.....please keep the pics 'a comin'!!...your shop looks great!!..I'm a woodworker also, in the process of building a 20 X 44 shop...wasn't sure if that would be big enough but now that I see yours.....it looks pretty roomy!!....keep it up and thanks for posting!!....twister
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« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2016, 05:03:50 pm »
Thanks twister. Yes, this is a fantastic size shop for a lone woodworker! I've been in woodwork heaven the last few weeks.
The idea of this project is to make a reproduction B3 cabinet that will be in TWO flight cases. The lower frame will disassemble and be put in a low case. The main body will be in another case. The whole idea is to have a B3 lookalike that someone would have a tough time telling from a real one which will be easy to move by myself, or with help from one friend.
I play classic rock, and have never used the bass pedals. You can't use pedals when you have a bass player...it would sound terrible, and doesn't work. By not having the metal pedal bar on the bottoms, I've cut a significant weight...that thing is heavy.
I'm going to use a digital preamp unit by Trek which replaces the tube preamp and also saves weight. The tone wheel generator is the magic of the Hammond, and of course, it remains along with the two manuals. The new unit also adds percussion and reverb since I'm using an older model Hammond CV which did not have percussion. It's a challenging project for me, but I'm in no rush, and have a gang of help in a Facebook forum I'm a member of. I'm using solid cypress instead of solid core plywood which was used in the original. It probably less than HALF the weight of the original.
I've owned a B3 for forty plus years, and I'm using that to measure in order to reproduce the case.
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« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2016, 07:57:10 am »
I see that your using galvanized pipe on some pf your
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« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2016, 08:53:25 am »
VERY nice!!!...are you going to put a "Leslie" in it?
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« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2016, 06:48:06 pm »
The Hammond B3 uses a separate speaker cabinet, and of course, the Leslie is the preferred choice. I've used a 122 all my life, and plan on using it with this one too.
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« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2016, 09:00:48 pm »
Christmas is over, and today I got back in the shop and did a few things.

First, I finally received my large diameter router bit in from China to rout the main cabinet sides. 

 

Next is a picture showing the veneer glued to the top of the curved case sides. I had to boil the veneer pieces I made in order to bend them.
 

  
And finally is a picture of the front rail showing the end tenon, as well as the grooves to accept the lower manual underneath support bracket.

 
This will all make more sense when the main case assembly begins, and you'll see how it all works and fits together! 8)
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« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2016, 11:40:47 am »
I'm happy this morning, and decided to go ahead and post a picture of the side of the B3 cabinet after rounding it:

 
Here's a photo of the inside showing the mortise for the front rail that I posted a picture of earlier. You can also see the recess for the bottom.

 
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« Reply #31 on: December 27, 2016, 03:31:00 pm »
This afternoon, I glued the sides to the front rail. Then I clamped, glued and screwed the bottom onto the case. It's beginning to shape up!

 
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« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2016, 06:32:52 pm »
Great shop, and project.
Looking forward to the progress.
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« Reply #33 on: December 27, 2016, 07:46:24 pm »
Thanks Pete. I've had those clamps for forty years and they still work fine. I've built houses and furniture with them. I still have a bunch, but as they say, you can never have enough clamps!
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« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2016, 02:09:23 am »
   Looking good Planman. But if moving is the problem, Schaaf  supply carries an organ dolly that mounts semi permanently to the bottom of the organ. only raises the keyboard up about 2" but allows you to go anywhere with it. with a 6' ramp, it would load easily into a small cargo trailer. I used to play with a guy who insisted on gigging with a Steinway model "I" (Studio upright). Small, but much heavier than the Hammond.  He had a set of Trucks underneath the piano and did all his own moving. Never had a problem getting in and out of places. It just seems to me to be more work breaking it down, packing it, moving it, unpacking it and setting it back up than it would be to just roll it.
   Nice job btw, on that shoulder. Not sure how thick your veneer was, but if you need to make more radius curves, a small steam iron is your friend, apply steam to the outside of your curve and/or dry heat to the inside and you can easily make any radius you need. also, when using the cut out as a clamping block, use two or three thicknesses of rubber tubing in between the block and the veneer to ensure 100% contact. I use a section or two of bicycle tubing. Years ago, piano manufacturers used keybed felt. Either seem to work just fine, but the bicycle tubing I think, is less prone to slipping.
   Keep up the good work! Awesome shop, BTW.
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« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2016, 05:14:56 pm »
That is a good tip! Bicycle tube...never thought about that! Thanks. As far as mobility, the whole project is about breaking the organ into two parts in order for me to move it easily. It may not work, and if not, I'll just use the original casters that I have for my original B3.
I'm going round and round right now on a way to lift the thing with a scissor table lift. I found one at harbor freight for about $170, but getting it out of the way after I lift it up and install the legs, and let it back down would take modifying the lift, and I don't do metal! Maybe Pineywoods can help me engineer something.😀
Here's a little progress photo today showing the knee board installed, and the little side blocks for the front legs set in for the photo. I'm going to install them tomorrow with dowels...that is NOT going to be fun.

 
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« Reply #36 on: December 29, 2016, 07:29:54 pm »
I didn't have much time in the shop today...my REAL job was calling! But I did manage to glue on the two front blocks that support the front legs. I put a couple of dowels between the block and the side for reinforcement.

 
I know these posts may be boring, but I wanted to chronicle the organ build for myself as well as for others to see. It will make a lot more sense when there is a finished product. It would be hard to put together the daily struggle all at once showing the organ build, so that is why I post as I go. Thanks.
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« Reply #37 on: December 30, 2016, 06:08:58 pm »
Here's a photo with the clamps removed and turned right side up.

 
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« Reply #38 on: December 31, 2016, 03:59:00 pm »
Today I drilled the holes for the legs and mounted the cabinet. I'm a happy fellow! It was STABLE, and that's even without the top glued on and the back, which will also prevent racking side to side. I think I'm good on the portable idea!

 
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« Reply #40 on: January 02, 2017, 07:50:55 pm »
 I thought I might play in the shop today and attempt to reproduce the music base holder with the grooves. Boys and girls, do NOT try to make one of these at home. It was tough, but I'm fairly happy with the result so far. I had to custom file one of my router bits to get the grooves. It was very time consuming. Those guys probably had a custom molding bit they used to make the part. It's made in pieces and nailed together with finish nails. I took the CV stand apart to see how it was made. Lots of angles to make without the factory bits! This is before I trim the ends to length and chisel out for the hinges and felt tips.

 
Here's a photo of the piece cut to length with the hinge and felt mortises done.

 
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« Reply #41 on: January 08, 2017, 05:18:10 pm »
I had to take a few days off from the project. My sinuses had gotten the best of me, and so after three weeks, I broke down and went to the doctor. I got two shots and a round of antibiotics. I was feeling better the next morning until....I bent over to turn the water off the tub and bent just right to feel the dreaded ripple in my back. It's done it about every five years or so, and so I'm out for count for a few days of bed rest. I hope to get back to it in a few days.
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« Reply #42 on: January 08, 2017, 07:54:27 pm »
Awesome shop! Great project! And do get to feeling better soon!
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« Reply #43 on: January 09, 2017, 02:51:22 pm »
Sinuses weren't because of dust in the shop?  I installed a shop air cleaner at the school shop, made a world of difference.  Used to have to clean my glasses at the end of each class, now not even at the end of the day.  Sound investment in my book.   Love the shop, beautiful work on the case.  Looking forward to you healing and continuing.  Relax and heal.
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« Reply #44 on: January 09, 2017, 03:30:20 pm »
Farmerjw...I don't think it is shop dust...it's this crazy weather in north Louisiana. Been below freezing the last few days, and this week it will be in the eighties. And with the humidity, it wreaks havoc on the sinuses. Everyone has it practically!
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« Reply #45 on: January 21, 2017, 02:28:49 pm »
Whew! Man, my sinuses were messed up! I'm starting to feel almost normal again, and got back into the shop yesterday and made a little progress on the organ cabinet. First I made a spacer which goes underneath the rear top piece. It lifts that piece to match the top front piece which rests on felt tips. Anyway, here's a picture of one of the two glued onto the top of the end:

 

Next I made the rear top piece. Here's a couple of pictures. One shows the groove on the bottom of it which accepts the back. 

 
 

And here's a picture of it right side up.

 

And finally, here's a couple of pictures of the cleaning of the original 73 year old brass hinge from the CV organ I'm using for the innards. First one shows the Brasso and the 0000 steel wool I used to clean it. And the second shows the finished product.

 
 

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« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2017, 04:40:06 pm »
Brass looks great!   I like your walls and trim in back ground.  Is it similar wood just different finish, one light and one dark?

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« Reply #47 on: January 21, 2017, 05:40:29 pm »
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« Reply #48 on: February 06, 2017, 06:40:00 pm »
Finally got back into the shop today and continued working on the top. I made the front top piece, and then glued up the fall board. I'll get back on it tomorrow! Here's a couple of photos:

  

 
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« Reply #49 on: February 07, 2017, 04:25:01 pm »
I made a little more progress today. The end of building the cabinet is near! Here's a few pictures of progress.

  

 
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« Reply #50 on: February 07, 2017, 04:59:30 pm »
I am envious of your skill and patience. My dad was a woodworker and this is the kind of project he would have loved, I now wish I had taken the time to learn more.
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« Reply #51 on: February 08, 2017, 06:11:24 pm »
Sawguy21: Thanks. I miss my Daddy every day. I followed him around my whole life until he went to heaven and absorbed a lot of info on home building. It benefited me my whole life, since I've designed homes for 38 years now.
I worked a little more in the shop today and took a few pictures. First is a picture of the fall board biscuits, and then one of it glued on:

  

 
Next I drilled dowel holes for the rear top:

  

 
And here's a photo of it glued on:

 
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« Reply #52 on: February 15, 2017, 03:52:08 pm »
A little progress...

  

 
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« Reply #53 on: February 15, 2017, 04:07:14 pm »
Enjoying watching the progress.
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« Reply #54 on: February 20, 2017, 05:22:21 pm »
I sneaked out to the shop today and got in a couple hours. I fit the back onto the cabinet! All that is left is the impossible trim around the base of the main body, and the music board assembly, which I'll make after finishing the cabinet and installing the manuals. Here's a photo:

 
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« Reply #55 on: February 21, 2017, 03:31:53 pm »
You are doing a fine job and the cypress looks great.  Thank you for sharing your project.

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« Reply #56 on: February 22, 2017, 08:33:09 am »
Your craftsmanship is amazing. Thanks for sharing.  :)
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« Reply #57 on: February 22, 2017, 12:38:16 pm »
Thanks for the kind words. Next I plan on using my new harbor freight table lift to slip under the main body and lift it up, slip the legs off, and then flip it upside down in order to install the rounded lower body trim piece. That ain't gonna be no fun.
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« Reply #58 on: February 22, 2017, 12:50:19 pm »
No, I don't imagine it will be fun.  But we who are watching will continue to enjoy watching. Good luck and stay safe.
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« Reply #59 on: February 22, 2017, 03:14:29 pm »
Ok, so here's the idea I've had all along implemented. Using my table lift, I first placed it under the organ. The middle bottom stretcher has been lifted out:

  Then I lifted it up and slipped off the end leg assemblies:

  Next I flipped the main body upside down:

 
Then I began the installation of the trim pieces, first by boiling the pieces and then rushing to get them glued on and clamped. I'm glad I decided to do one end at the time. It was tough to do. Here's a photo:

 
I don't know why some of the photos get distorted, Sorry. I'll hopefully get the other end on this evening. Later...
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« Reply #60 on: February 25, 2017, 07:46:35 pm »
Got the trim piece finished and sanded:

 
I also glued the trim piece onto the back:

 
And now it's time to begin working on the electronic innards! I won't bore y'all with all of that. But in the future will be posts showing the flight cases I'm about to make to house the organ, as well as the process to finish the cabinet. Stay tuned....
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« Reply #61 on: February 26, 2017, 02:56:25 pm »
And here is the back installed:
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« Reply #62 on: March 09, 2017, 06:57:19 pm »
Sorry it's been so long since the last update on the project. My father in law passed away peacefully in his sleep. He was a true hero, having served in Korea as well as Vietnam. He received the Purple Heart, and had a military salute at the service. It was very moving...a real tear jerker for my wife and me. He jumped off a gun boat and saved a number of his comrades when the boat in front was hit in nam. He was severely injured in Korea when a thousand pound weight fell on him while they were loading a ship. And then he was shot in the chest in Vietnam. He was in the hospital for months in both instances, but recovered nicely over time. I spoke to him a couple of days before he died, and he admonished me to get my transmission fluid changed. I did it of course, and was proud of myself and ready to tell him. I think He knows. We'll miss him.

Anyway, here's the final pictures of the project. The next steps will be to build flight cases for the organ, apply the stain and lacquer finish, and then install the innards from the old CV Hammond organ.

  

 
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« Reply #63 on: March 10, 2017, 10:12:57 am »
Very sorry to hear about your father in law, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  Your craftsmanship is amazing to me, I truly admire the woodworking skills shown on this board because I have none, I need a hammer, torch, and a welder so to speak.  Can't wait to see the finished product.

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« Reply #64 on: March 12, 2017, 09:08:48 am »
Keep the pictures coming ... Innards and all...
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« Reply #65 on: March 12, 2017, 01:23:27 pm »
Ok...I'll post a few of the flight cases after I build them, and then one after the cabinet is lacquered. And I'll post one of the finished organ. It will be a while though. House plans are booming (my real job) which is a great thing!
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« Reply #66 on: March 23, 2017, 09:31:54 pm »
My wife and I found a used commercial sewing machine on eBay. We got it in yesterday, and she and I made a cover for the main body (After a minor problem was repaired by Pineywoods. ;D) The cover is necessary to protect the finish as the flight case lid is lowered onto the thing. Anyway, I got a photo of her sewing the cover together. We used a packing blanket I had laying around. After some careful cutting and fitting, it turned out great! Here's a picture of the making of, and the finished product:

  

 
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« Reply #67 on: March 23, 2017, 10:09:42 pm »
That looks sharp and will keep the organ looking sharp too. The last thang you want is to get all your hard work all dinged up.
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« Reply #68 on: March 31, 2017, 11:23:36 pm »
I began the flight case for the main body this afternoon by cutting out the plywood pieces. I got a coat of paint on it so that I can start the assembly tomorrow. Here's a picture showing the pieces except for the top which was out of the view.

 
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« Reply #69 on: April 07, 2017, 09:15:32 pm »
Got a few hours in this week on the main body flight case. It's upside down in the picture. I'll post again when it's done.

 
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« Reply #70 on: April 07, 2017, 09:32:00 pm »
Coming together nicely!
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« Reply #71 on: April 29, 2017, 07:53:47 pm »
I had some time this week to get back on the flight case. I'll admit it has been a tough build...almost as hard as the organ! Working and cutting metal is not fun to me. Anyway, here's a couple of pictures of the case, which is almost complete. I had to change the design a bit, and used latches instead of hinges which separate for the end pieces that remove. I'm waiting on them to come in the mail. I sat the casters on their base and took a picture. The case of course is upside down. I think it looks good. It has to sit off the ground a bit in order for the lift to go underneath. That's the reason for the high caster supports. Also, in one picture, you can see the little 1" rubber bottom pieces I put on one end. This will give me a cushion when I stand it on end for dollying.

  

 
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« Reply #72 on: May 01, 2017, 08:08:57 pm »
More pictures showing the case on the lift jack.

  

    

 
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« Reply #73 on: May 01, 2017, 11:29:09 pm »
I guess it will be come clear when we see it in the case, but...  What is the purpose of the removable ends?  To lift it out of the case?  And will there be another case for the legs that fold up?
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« Reply #74 on: May 02, 2017, 09:53:44 am »
After the case is jacked up, the ends are removed from the case. This allows me to slip the legs into the holes in the bottom of the body. The case is then unlatched, and the bottom half (the part with the casters on on it) is lowered with the jack and set aside. The top of the flight case is removed, and the organ is set up. Oh, and yes, there will be another case built for the legs and the crosspiece which will have the volume pedal attached. My plan at the moment is to also house a portable keyboard in the same case along with cords, in order to have all my stuff in only two cases.
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« Reply #75 on: May 02, 2017, 10:42:52 am »
Looks like an ingenious setup to me
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« Reply #76 on: May 03, 2017, 08:37:51 am »
Me thinks that you Sir are a master of design as well as execution.  Bravo!   8)
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« Reply #77 on: May 10, 2017, 02:55:30 pm »
Here's a few more pictures of the finished road case for the organ project:

  

 
This morning I stained the body of the organ with a gel stain I had color matched to my original Hammond organ. Here's some pictures of that:

  

 
This Saturday, my nephew Danny is going to come help me spray the lacquer finish. I'll try to post pictures of that when it happens.
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« Reply #78 on: May 10, 2017, 03:07:08 pm »
You know know we all are expecting to hear you play this organ when it is all together!  :) :) :)
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« Reply #79 on: May 10, 2017, 03:30:49 pm »
Sounds good! (I hope!)
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« Reply #80 on: May 11, 2017, 03:17:30 pm »
Here's my improvised paint booth for Saturday...a 45 dollar eBay find! I laid a tarp down and set it up over it. This will keep the dust down and bugs out for the spray lacquer. I set up a fan on the outside for air removal. There are plenty of areas where air can enter on the bottom and corners, so no need for an intake area. I think it will work fine. I'll wear a respirator.

 
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« Reply #81 on: May 11, 2017, 04:23:36 pm »
I think it should work.
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  Well, Danny came by yesterday, and we made a day of it. It took us about three hours to get setup to spray. We ended up getting two coats on about half of the organ and one set of legs. He was full of tips for me. I feel a little more confident about doing this now. I took a couple of pictures, but it was a little dark in there...late in the day:

  

 
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« Reply #83 on: May 25, 2017, 08:15:15 pm »
Sorry I've not posted in a while. I've been BUSY at my real job, and am now interrupted by a birthday shelf system for my much better half. I found  an action shot of me learning to spray lacquer:

 
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« Reply #84 on: June 26, 2017, 08:17:27 pm »
I set up the organ and took a photo. Today I sat in the tone generator and bolted it down. I also ordered the trek preamp, for those taking notes. That hurt! 

  

 
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« Reply #85 on: June 27, 2017, 09:47:57 am »
I've been following this project and now it's starting to get exciting!  Sorry for your pain though.
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« Reply #86 on: June 28, 2017, 08:09:58 pm »
Yeah Darryl. It cost about $300.00 MORE than I thought. If you know anything about Hammond organs, the early models did not have percussion like the classic B3 model I've built. That was an extra charge from Trek II. They already have the circuitry in the preamp, but said the CV model I have required a separate unit. Go figure. Oh well....Anyway, today I installed the vibrato line box. I flipped the organ over to make it easier. It still wasn't easy due to the type fasteners they used. But I persevered and got it on. I took picture of it upside down.

 
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« Reply #87 on: July 05, 2017, 07:17:19 pm »
I just received the new preamp for the organ. This is a digital unit that replaces the heavier tube preamp. It also includes a reverb unit, and a unit to add percussion to the organ. Hammond organs this old did not have percussion, and a B3 model does. Here's a picture of the new parts. I'm in the deep end now!

 
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« Reply #88 on: July 06, 2017, 12:10:52 am »
I'm in the deep end now!

But you do know how to swim, right?
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« Reply #89 on: July 06, 2017, 10:23:06 pm »
Well, I learned a little late in life to swim....so I guess that still applies. I'm learning as I go about Hammond organs. I've always said, if you can read and add, you can do anything. I think that is about to be put to the test for me!
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« Reply #90 on: July 06, 2017, 11:00:19 pm »
I'll tell you everything I know about Hammond organs. The church I attended as a kid had one and if one were to inadvertently bump the speaker, it sounded like thunder. Hope that helps.

Seriously though, I wish you well as you undertake this faze of your project.
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