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Project by Bearpaw posted 07-30-2013 03:38 AM 1235 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friend Russ is a very talented person. He builds computers and is a very good musician. His other talent is thinking up things for me to build him.

He has a Hammond SK1 organ but would really like to have a SK2. This has both the key board and organ as one unit. So this is what he wanted built that would let him have the SK1 unit on top with an older key board on the bottom effectually giving him a SK2 unit at half the cost.

The wood is mahogany from our old church pews with a clear spray lacquer finish. Made a template for the end pieces and straight forward tongue and groove for the shelf pieces.

It was a fun project and I now have four more gigs of ram in my computer. Bartering is great. Every one is a winner.

The first pic is his finished unit and the last one is the high price unit. He does not even come close to looking like the girl in the picture. Buy the way the Hammond SK2 cost $2,850.00, the SK1 $1,895.00. He got a lot for four gigs of ram.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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Nate Meadows

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#1 posted 07-30-2013 01:34 PM

That is really great work! It looks very much like the SK2. Good choice on the mahogany. I am sure he is very happy!


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#2 posted 07-30-2013 02:50 PM

This is a great work and a great idea as well. Can’t wait to show a picture of it to my older brother who is a keyboard player. Thanks for posting.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#3 posted 08-01-2013 05:34 PM

I think it looks better than the original. Great build and wood choice. I’m sure he’s excited to use it.

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#4 posted 08-01-2013 05:57 PM

I’m a keyboard player and I’ll add this to my favorites. Love it!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#5 posted 08-02-2013 04:06 AM

Friends are to keep and do favours for from time to time and you know how to do it!
Well done a good looking project .

-- Kiefer

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