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  • New chain for the Unicorn

    A small piece of new chain for the Unicorn

  • Metal pipe burnishing

    Joseph Marsden rounding metal pipes with a burnishing iron, with grateful thanks to the instruction and example of Terry Shires http://www.shiresorganpipes.com/

  • Pipe shade repairs

    Nick Hagen consolidating repairs to the pipe shade of the 1684 Lancelot Pease organ at Trinity College Dublin

  • Pipe makers pipe making

    Chris Davies and Joe Marsden making the final pipes for Trinity College Dublin

  • Lectern at Monksilver

    Near Nettlecombe is the lovely village church of Monksilver, with this unusual late mediaeval lectern, a wooden eagle, perhaps intended to take the King’s Great Bible in 1538 to be “set up in some convenient place … whereas your parishioners may most commodiously resort to the same”, in this case attached to the rood screen. …

  • Embossed front pipes 1665

    Last week Dominic visited Nettlecombe Court to see the Loosemore/Crabb organ. These front pipes date from 1665, prodigious examples of the craftsmanship of the early modern West Country. The patterns are pressed into the metal, crisp and bold. There are nine patterns in a 4ft front with 35 pipes. The intermediate pipes might have been …

  • Herman Jordaan takes a bow

    Herman Jordaan played a beautiful concert on the Gray/Nicholson organ and the Wetheringsett organ at St Swithun Worcester on Tuesday July 25th. It was (the organbuilder thought) a very assured performance on two rather difficult organs.

  • Edward’s great stop action

    Edward’s great stop action

  • Nick’s new carving for the side friezes

    Nick’s new carvings for the missing side friezes on the great case

  • Nick assembling and repairing the great case

    Nick assembling and repairing the old great case of Lancelot Pease

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