Wind Chest

  • 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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