We take pride in cutting corners at Shires Organ Pipes from time to time – but only when we are creating mitres for our customers.
Mitred joints allow organ pipes that would otherwise be too tall to fit into a particular space. In the example on the right, almost a third of the height of the bottom six zinc pipes is bent through 90 degrees.
This tricky technique requires the pipes to be made to their full length and then sawn to the correct dimension in a mitre block.
The angled pieces are then in turn tacked and soldered by hand, a process which requires experience, patience, precision and dexterity.
This rank of pedal pipes in polished zinc was made and mitred in our workshop by Terry Doyle for a British organ builder and is destined for a church in Australia.
We manufacture, repair and restore metal organ pipes to a high standard from our workshop in West Yorkshire, UK. Please contact us to see how our team can assist your organ building or restoration project, no matter how large or small.
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