Dear Pastor Smith,
Our progress on the organ continues to be very good. On the mechanical end of things, all frame is complete. All chests are complete. The wiring is 85% complete. We have a bit of assembly remaining in the organ, mostly connecting wind trunks to chests. This assembly will take two weeks. We are 50% complete with the pipe racking. The electrical system for the organ has arrived. The casework needs about two weeks until it is complete.
We are currently working on the remainder of the facade pipes, specifically the 16' Diapason. When they are complete we will finish up the treble ends of the new stops in the great organ. When they are done, in roughly 5 weeks, the pipe making will be complete.
All voicing is complete with the exception of the pipes that are yet to be made in our pipe shop.
The swell and choir shades have been finished. The wood facade pipes will be finished by the end of the week.
The console continues to move along. The shell is roughly 50% complete. When the casework is complete we will move two men over to the console to move it along more quickly.
Very truly yours,
F. Christian Holtkamp
The Holtkamp Organ Company