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Offline Planman1954

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Re: My New Woodworking Shop
« 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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Re: My New Woodworking Shop
« 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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Re: My New Woodworking Shop
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2016, 07:19:39 pm »
now that is one nice shop.
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Re: My New Woodworking Shop
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2016, 10:27:21 am »
*DanG Nice!!! ;D

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Re: My New Woodworking Shop
« 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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Re: My New Woodworking Shop
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2016, 07:57:10 am »
I see that your using galvanized pipe on some pf your
pipe clamps. Change over to black pipe and you will
like your clamps so much more. The galvanize will
let the end slip real easy.
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Re: My New Woodworking Shop
« 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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Re: My New Woodworking Shop
« 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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Re: My New Woodworking Shop
« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2016, 06:32:52 pm »
Great shop, and project.
Looking forward to the progress.
My shop is 32x56 and still not enough room as is is a multi purpose building.
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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 #39 on: January 02, 2017, 06:28:22 pm »
Very Nice,  :new_year:
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