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Bishop of Oxford dedicates new pipe organ in St Peter’s Wolvercote 9 December 2016 – Wolvercote, Oxford Press release On Sunday 11 December, Rt. Revd Dr Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford will dedicate a new pipe organ in St Peter’s Wolvercote.  He comments: “I’m delighted to be making my first visit to St Peter’s for the dedication of the fine new organ. The new organ is a sign of …

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The wonderful moment when the plastic covering comes off the front pipes. Fabulous pipes once again from Shires Organ Pipes Ltd of Leeds. A stop motion video of the Pipes being revealed.

I don’t do much turning but having been let down by a supplier was forced to make some pipe feet…… Click on the first picture for a slide show with image descriptions. Tulip Wood Pipe Feet blank in the lathe slight taper shoulder and tip the middle bored regulating screw fitted finished pipe 4 foot chimney flute

Nearly there with the Guildhall School of Music’s continuo organ. Finishing touches include making three small stop knobs from English Boxwood. I love this timber and use it often to coat the naturals on my keyboards.

A couple of weeks of pipe making ahead. This includes making pipe feet and stopper handles. Here are some photos of the process of making the handles on the lathe. Click on the first picture for a slide show with image descriptions. a blank square Cutting the diameter Joining the ends Marking the cutting points Parting cuts crucial measurement handle shaping plug into chuck hole in chimney flute trimming …

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First job of 2017 – an overhaul of Malcolm Greenhalgh’s 4-stop hire organ made in 2005. Definitely one of the most used organs on the circuit.

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