Taylor's Falls

documents the construction of a 19 rank 2 manual pipe organ.

Location: Wadena, Minnesota, United States

Monday, April 16, 2007

He Likes It!

Ward seemed to like his new baby!

The Happy Organist

Here's Ward Moberg, organist of First Lutheran, taking the new organ for a test drive.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Today we completed the case, installed the facade pipes, as well as the pipes of the swell organ. Tomorrow the great pipes go in and we tune everything and clean up the loose ends.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Casework Closeup

Here is a closer view of the casework. There will be neutral colored grille fabric from the ceiling down to the black horizontal beam to conceal the swell shades and non-decorative pipes of the great division. The facade pipes are painted gold and will stand between the uprights infront of the black supports.


Well, the casework is all up. Tomorrow the pipes go in and then we start making music.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The stencilled facade pipes from the original organ were found in the attic of the church. These are non-speaking pipes. The paint and gold leaf are well preserved although the pipes are stained from being leaked on.

The stain color of the new casework is a close match to the woodwork in the church. It appears to be lighter in this picture but that is a trick of the camera flash as it is very close.

Today we got the swell wall and shades put up, the wiring run and connected, the blower installed and played the first notes as we blew and vacuumed out the windchests. Not as much visible progress today but lots of little things were accomplished.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Installation Started

Installation has begun at the church. At the end of day 1, all the framework, chests, and wind conductors are installed. Click the image to see a collage of pics from day 1.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

No pictures today, but the case is down now and over at the finisher's shop and the last of the pipes are going into the great on Monday. Afterthat, its just some loose ends to chase down and then were off to the church on the 9th of April.