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  It is proving to be a busy (and exhausting!) summer. In the midst of several projects that are happening in the shop, we are making some important changes to our facility itself. We are moving our CNC router shop to our new (a few years ago) back building, which has been finished inside and […]

A Thought for Today…

July 17th, 2014

      “The only escapes    from the misery of life   are music     and cats…”         -Albert Schwetizer (physician, humanitarian, organist)            

 As I write this on July 14, work is progressing in the shop on the pipes we removed from the organ in early June. Just getting them cleaned up is a long process that will take a few more weeks.  As well, like a small business must do, we are also progressing on other projects. […]

  Imagine. You have been standing in the same spot for over 100 years. Your spot is high in one end of a great building. When you took up your position, the building was still fairly fresh and new. A century older now, nearly every corner of that building has been repeatedly cleaned, painted, and […]

A Hymn for the Fourth

July 4th, 2014

  Here is a great hymn for the Fourth of July.  I offer it as a meditation on the meaning of being an American.  It doesn’t appear in most hymnals today, probably because it is politically incorrect, especially in the last stanza.  God bless our EXCEPTIONAL country!  Not alone for mighty empire, stretching far over land […]

A Craft, Not an Industry

July 3rd, 2014

  We organ builders sometimes suffer from an identity crisis. In my current issue of American Organbuilding, a knowledgeable writer asserts that the Organ industry has contracted over time. He makes this statement in reference to the valid point that, as an industry, it is difficult for organ builders to make an impact on those […]

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