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DeputyDawg's Calliope

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Project by DeputyDawg posted 2557 days ago 1217 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

*Beside loving WOODWORKING I LOVE being a Clown. So I built a Calliope. I found a picture of a Calliope and put it in a Corel Draw program and blew it up 164% and printed it out, pasted it together and made a templete to work with. I used marine grade 3/4” plywood for the sides, front and back and 3/4 pine 1X4’s and 6’s for the scroll designs. I used 2” PVC pipe for the organ pipes and mounted a CD Player in the front along with a 12V car battery and two diesel air horn pumps inside. One of the air horn pumps I use to blow up balloons and the other I use to blow an air horn that’s mounted on the back. I simpley take out a big red hankerchief and put in on my big nose and push the button while pretending to blow my nose. It has always gotten a big laugh. The calliope is mounted on a wagon frame and I can either pull it with a wagon handle or I have another hitch so I can pull it with a golf cart or some other trike or scooter. As this is my first time posting anything on here I will try and do better next time. I’m not sure how the pictures are going to turn out because of the lighting and if necessary I will re-do it. So please let me know what you think. And I LOVE being a LumberJoc. What a great group!!*

-- DeputyDawg





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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 2557 days ago

nice work !! Looks like a lot of fun. Welcome. Love the story.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Greg Mitchell

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#2 posted 2557 days ago

Great job on the Calliope, and a good story to boot.

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, AR--gdamitchell@sbcglobal.net

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dennis mitchell

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#3 posted 2557 days ago

Wow! I’ve always wanted to do an armour in a old medicine or circus style. Great project.

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2557 days ago

wonderful story.
wonderful “other hobby” hehehe
great project!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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oscorner

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#5 posted 2556 days ago

You are quite gifted. Your Calliope looks great and the fact that you spread laughter is great also.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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mot

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#6 posted 2556 days ago

I’m still smiling. Really neat.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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jockmike2

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#7 posted 2556 days ago

Thats pretty cool Deputy. Does it work? jockmike. I just read how it does work. dah!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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PanamaJack

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#8 posted 2556 days ago

This is really cool Dawg! Nice stack of lumber!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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