Wind Chest

      • Nov 2005 - Jun 2007
      • extract dimensions and scope of work
      • outer corners (4) leather decaying; extract fold pattern and
        expose leather hinges
      • setup plates glue cow hide hinges
      • corners require paper patterns; steam off material
      • construct corner patterns with foam to test movement
      • after successful test of pattern, construct “real” corners
        with sheep hide. Gluing (w/hide glue) requires caredul placement and clamping
      • corners are double layered, complicating cutting, gluing
      • corner are glued, trimmed before final gluing to chest
      • tested wind chest with squirrel cage blower before moving
        chest into gallery

       

 

Wind Chest Regulator

      • replace leather
      • repaint cover plate
      • fix roller
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