DeputyDawg's Calliope

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Project by DeputyDawg posted 07-23-2007 12:06 AM 1799 views 0 times favorited 9 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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#1 posted 07-23-2007 12:10 AM

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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#2 posted 07-23-2007 01:20 AM

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

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#3 posted 07-23-2007 04:44 AM

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

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#4 posted 07-23-2007 01:49 PM

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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 07-23-2007 04:30 PM

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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#6 posted 07-23-2007 08:11 PM

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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#7 posted 07-24-2007 03:56 AM

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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#8 posted 07-24-2007 05:39 AM

This is really cool Dawg! Nice stack of lumber!

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

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#9 posted 09-14-2016 03:32 AM

That is so cool. I’ll be it is fun being a clown, too!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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