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Old 15th December 2006, 03:33 PM   #1
ReidK is offline ReidK  United States
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A little different from the usual content here, but it is a DIY musical instrument. I'm very impressed!


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Old 20th December 2006, 10:54 PM   #2
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thats crazy! a simple set of speakers should be no problem for that guy
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Old 21st December 2006, 12:52 PM   #3
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My two favorite pages are the CAD renderings (hey, you don't design something like this on the back of a napkin), and the
manual action (linkage between keyboard and valves, the complicated part!).

I'm still in awe of this.

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Old 21st December 2006, 04:21 PM   #4
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I think you have to bear in mind the design of this sort of thing is hundreds of years old, and essentially a 'low technology' project. No power tools when they used to make them!.

Not that I don't think it's a stunning project, because I do, but it's really a low tech skill, just that you have to be damn good at it!.
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Old 21st December 2006, 04:40 PM   #5
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It's not about high tech or low tech. It is about dedication and attention to detail.
Great work
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Old 13th January 2007, 11:59 AM   #6
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You at least put quotes around "low tech" but there is nothing low tech about it. Yes, maybe there's no electronics involved, but the complexity and the thoughts that went into it is far greater than most projects that I've seen here. I bet you there's as much math and physics behind the organ as most of the electronics on the average amp kit.

Maybe it's more appropriate to call it "Old Tech", non-pejoratively speaking. But definitely deserves an awful lot of respect.
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Old 7th December 2010, 06:17 PM   #7
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no low tech or old tech. You need a big amount of experience to realize a pipe organ that is musically usable. Only making the arbors of the roller board working all with each the same force, the pipes sounding all the same (for simplification) requires senses open wide and mastering your hands at a level you dont need in electronic. A nice complement of DIY for electronician (i do both)
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One of my many projects when I built pipe organs (before cancer).
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