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Project by PaulDoug posted 10-15-2013 12:10 PM 797 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For some reason I love to make musical things, maybe because I cannot play a note on anything. I just have no musical ability. I finally got interested in building something I could make music with. It is a John Smith, Senior 20 crank organ. I got interested in building one because of another forum that had several people building. them. I purchased the plans and a cd from John Smith in the UK. With the help from the people on the other forum I was able to build it. I really enjoyed the build and now I enjoy the music. I also have fun playing it a t different events. If you would like to hear it play there is a video here:

http://s27.photobucket.com/user/grinchman/media/MVI_1344-1.mp4.html?sort=3&o=3

Now I had just completed the build and tuning. I had been doing a little celebrating before I did this little video so, well, I’m really a very quite, reserved guy, so maybe the bottle of wine loosened me up a little.

It took me 7 months to complete the organ. It was great fun. I have plans and have been collecting material to start a little bigger 26 note organ, hopefully this winter some time.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk





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Kirk Lewellen

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#1 posted 10-15-2013 04:52 PM

Speechless! Very nice work…

-- Kirk Lewellen, Murfreesboro, TN

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BusterB

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#2 posted 10-16-2013 02:38 PM

Pauldoug….watched the video and I was amazed….super build and a really neat project. Sweet job.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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tefinn

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#3 posted 10-16-2013 11:14 PM

This is so cool! I definitly have to look into making one myself. Do you have the website where you purchased the plans?

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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CFrye

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#4 posted 10-17-2013 12:57 AM

WOW PaulDoug! That was fantastic! Great build. Thanks for Sharing. The video was the best!

-- God bless, Candy

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DeputyDawg

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#5 posted 01-30-2014 12:21 AM

I would have to agree. WOW PaulDoug; I would also like to know where you got the plans to build this crank organ and also the wooden truck. I build a calliopie that I mounted on a wooden golf cart that I build on a 2006 Yamaha golf car. Thanks for sharing you information.
Dennis Mitchell
aka; DeputyDawg
APS Clown
Phoenix, AZ

-- DeputyDawg

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