Master Organ Builder
Elmar Krawinkel & Son

Information about Organ Building

Overview

We would like to familiarise you with our workshop and explain some aspects of Organ Building.

Orgelbau Krawinkel - Organ Building - Organ casework

Organ casework

Our organ casework, including framework and panels, mortice and tenon joints and dovetailed cornices are completely hand-crafted.
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Orgelbau Krawinkel - Organ Building - Tracker actions

Tracker actions / stop actions

Our organs are distinguished by perfect handcraftsmanship, not only of the visible parts, but also inside the instruments.
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Orgelbau Krawinkel - Organ Building - Console

Console

The console of an organ is the organist’s workplace. It consists of the manuals and the pedalboard on which the organist actually plays. Read more »»


Orgelbau Krawinkel - Organ Building - Wind system

Wind system

The system by which wind is supplied to an organ depends on the overall design of the individual instrument. This system is individually designed, as are all other parts of our organs.
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Orgelbau Krawinkel - Windchests

Windchests

The windchest links together the pipes, the airflow and the tracker actions. The air is guided through valves into the desired pipes.
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Orgelbau Krawinkel - Organ Building - Organ Pipes

Organ pipes

In the manufacture of our organ pipes, the craftsmen at Orgelbau Krawinkel use native German timbers of very high quality as well as a wide variety of metal alloys. Read more »»


Orgelbau Krawinkel - Tuning

Tuning

Each individual voice is given a characteristic sound which is adjusted to match the acoustics of the church and the number of stops available. Read more »»


Orgelbau Krawinkel - Construction drawing of pipe tuning

Organ drawings by a master craftsman

Nine detailed drawings by our master craftsman Elmar Krawinkel.
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Construction drawing of an organ console
Construction drawing of an organ console


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