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    my crank organ adventure

    This is my first attempt at making the John Smith Busker organ. I am pleased to say after a month and a week I am on the home stretch. The organ plays but a few of the pipes still need to be adjusted. I love the sound and I cant wait to play this thing in Washington Square Park!
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    Looking great so far, Mario.
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    To me, beyond amazing.
    I have seen the innards of Jay's organs and am blown away.
    I would never even think about embarking on attempting a project like that.
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    Looks great Mario! If you did all that in a month and a week then you indeed have my respect. I've been there done that and it took me about 3+ months and I worked on it several hours every day.
    Now...of course no organ project is complete without a video so I look forward to watching that soon.
    Looks like you did a very nice job on it. Well done.
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    Frank you NEED to make one! it's worth every long hour of work. I woke up an hour early every morning, and skipped watching T.V every night. Jay is like a mentor/coach. Every time I had trouble we skyped, and he showed me what I was doing wrong. Jay is awesome. thanks for checking out my pics!

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    thanks Tom! thanks Vaughn! Tom you are 100 percent correct. A video is coming!. Honestly, the delay is that I made the biggest mistake on Friday. I decided to extend the holes in my tracker bar with an exacto knife. The problem was I had all the pipes attached with the tubing when I did this!!!!. 8 of my pipes had small pieces of wood trapped within the lips, making them faint in sound. Long story short. It took me two days to fix my mess-up. A mistake I will never repeat again! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Marchese View Post
    Frank you NEED to make one! it's worth every long hour of work. I woke up an hour early every morning, and skipped watching T.V every night. Jay is like a mentor/coach. Every time I had trouble we skyped, and he showed me what I was doing wrong. Jay is awesome. thanks for checking out my pics!
    Thanks for the encouragement. But, my patience quotient and skill levels are no where near what is required for a project like that.
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    Fantastic Mario! Looks like you've even got a start on the monkey?!
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    Thanks Brent! That is a monkey I carved 6,7 years ago. It's been sitting in a box waiting for a purpose. I think this is it! lol

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    let me know what day youre going to debut in washington square park, I might want to be there, I love those organs.

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