Westminster Abbey Song School – workshop photos

>>Westminster Abbey Song School – workshop photos

Westminster Abbey Song School – workshop photos

We are currently hard at work on the new practice organ for the Westminster Abbey Song School here at the William Drake Ltd workshop in Buckfastleigh. We’ve taken a few photos of the work in progress – just click on any photo to see a larger image:

The finished bellows with trunk outlet

The finished bellows with trunk outlet.

The finished Pedal Bourdon soundboard

The finished Pedal Bourdon soundboard

Pallet box of Pedal Bourdon soundboard

Pallet box of Pedal Bourdon soundboard

Fitting the pallets onto the Manual soundboard

Fitting the pallets onto the Manual soundboard

Rollerboard with steel rollers, studs and arms. The pivots are of brass

Rollerboard with steel rollers, studs and arms. The pivots are of brass.

Early stages of assembly: Plinth, building frame with soundboard on top

Early stages of assembly: Plinth, building frame with soundboard on top

Geert planes a slider to give it appropriate clearance

Geert planes a slider to give it appropriate clearance

Fitting the sliders on the soundboard

Fitting the sliders on the soundboard

Sebastian assembles one of the rollerboards

Sebastian assembles on of the rollerboards
By | 2016-10-24T12:53:11+00:00 April 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments

About the Author:

Joost Joined William Drake Ltd in 1989 and has been a managing director since 2013. Prior to joining William Drake he studied woodworking and furniture making in Rotterdam. This College education included two apprenticeships with Dutch organ builders, Firma Flentrop and Henk van Eeken. Joost is a fully qualified organ builder specialising in tonal design and voicing. He is fortunate to have 25 years of experience as assistant and voicer, working closely with William Drake.

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