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    Organ birthing process ...

    fantastic photos of an organ's construction

    http://www.dobsonorgan.com/html/inst...struction.html

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    Nice photos. I'd love to spend time at a builders firm but probably not to be... (sadly)

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    yeah - I've been fortunate enough to have crawled around inside the Sydney Town Hall monster. That was a life affirming experience for me at least.

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    this is one of my fav pieces with some nice footage

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W3X2Itj5MU

    And, performed on an organ from New Zealand, I believe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Contratrombone64 View Post
    yeah - I've been fortunate enough to have crawled around inside the Sydney Town Hall monster. That was a life affirming experience for me at least.
    I'll bet that was fun. You don't often get the opportunity to tour inside the behemoths...
    Last edited by NEB; Jan-04-2008 at 02:45.

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    NEB you are now, I notice about to be elevated to the next naval rank? Judging by your achieving 501 posts?

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    Oh is that right? I don't know.

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    Congrats to Commodore NEB -
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    Why - thank you.

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    I loved it! I wouldn't began to start building a pipe organ. I would do well
    to put a harmonica together.
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    exquisite!!!
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    Very nice pictures.
    i would have love to be an organ builder.
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    Wonderful tour of the 'bowels' of the organ. One can clearly see why most organ technicians are not 6'5" tall and portly ...
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    I'm too fat to be an organ builder.

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    I've been reflecting on this ever since seeing those photos, and I've come to the conclusions that to be an organ builder you need to be a craftsman of a very different kind to the musicians who will eventually play the instruments.

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