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Project by Steven Prosser posted 07-27-2014 11:07 PM 1218 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My interest in all things wood started when I left school. I became an Organ Builder and joined my fathers business. Of all the things I have made, this is the one I feel most proud of, simply because from design to execution to installation I was mostly in charge. All the internal parts (the action, soundboard etc) were made in our workshop, with the exception of the pipes themselves.
I just found the photo and thought I should post it.

-- The only thing the world knows about Belfast, is that we built the Titanic..... It Sank





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mbs

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#1 posted 07-27-2014 11:36 PM

Wow. very impressive undertaking. great job!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#2 posted 07-28-2014 01:28 AM

Gorgeous. Is that in someone’s home?

-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania

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#3 posted 07-28-2014 04:10 AM

Top job! Timbers?

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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#4 posted 07-28-2014 04:32 AM

Steven,

That is definitely a dying art . . . both making the organ and playing it. Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 07-28-2014 06:44 AM



Gorgeous. Is that in someone s home?

- KodaBear

Yes, It was built for a retiring professor of music here in Belfast. He taught privately one he’d retired and wanted a proper mechanical action instrument to teach on.

-- The only thing the world knows about Belfast, is that we built the Titanic..... It Sank

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#6 posted 07-28-2014 06:47 AM



Top job! Timbers?

- Texcaster

Thank you. The casework is almost entirely White Oak and the stringing on the panels is Ebony.

-- The only thing the world knows about Belfast, is that we built the Titanic..... It Sank

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#7 posted 07-28-2014 08:41 AM

Wow

-- I'm not creative, I'm just bad at copying

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#8 posted 07-28-2014 03:15 PM

Wow, what a project. WELL DONE.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#9 posted 07-28-2014 06:00 PM

Very wonderful workmanship .It brings me great joy to witness other timeless professions and trades in action.Through this we can witness pure ageless craft .You are so skilled and learned with the timeless ability and quality of this very ancient trade, craft ,art I am not sure what it is called but surely a combination of all three. The workmanship here can only be imagined but the quality of the finished article speaks for itself.

One thing I must say though to be slightly critical.I am glad I don’t live in the flat beneath the professor.Can you imagine being suddenly wakened very early on sunday morning with quite a few hours of l extremely amplified Bach? LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 07-28-2014 11:15 PM

All I can say is “WOW”!

Bill

-- Chem, Central California

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#11 posted 11-19-2015 10:51 PM

My complements on a work of art.

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