Joe Kemph asks about the correct glue for mounting his pipes into
the wind chest. He refers to Evo-Stik white glue being recommended
by Alan Pell, the maker of the modular organ that Joe is making.
This glue usually goes under the name of Resin W in Great Britain
and is simply an interior white glue of the PVA variety. Titebond
white glue is an similar alternative.
Ideally, one should not use any glue when mounting pipes into the
chest. The pipe foot should be turned to a taper and the pipe is
simply knocked into the parallel bored hole in the chest. As long as
both elements are made from a good quality hardwood, and the taper is
shallow enough, the pipe will stay firm until required to be removed.
Even pipes in travelling organs will stay in place, as long as your
trailer's suspension is correctly designed.
It sounds as if Joe's pipes, mounted with Titebond, are sufficiently
fixed, as it is not usual for pipes to be knocked in normal service.
So why not stick with Titebond and take care not to knock your pipes.
At least this way you will know that the pipes are removable when
Nicholas Simons, GB