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Building a Home Grown Busker Organ
By Wallace Venable

Julie Porter said "... I decided to see if I can make a simple busker
organ in a week's time frame...  Details of this project are being
posted to the blog at my web site..."

Sounds like a great challenge, Julie.

"Of course it would be better if I could quickly acquire or borrow some
rolls and spools for the events this weekend."

If you can't get spools from someone local, you might consider my
El-Cheapo spool design which is on Mel Wright's John Smith pages. 

The original spools used hex sockets, but I quickly changed to a drive
spindle which has a reduced nipple which fits inside the center tube
and a cross pin.  The spools themselves now require only a cross slot
instead of the hot-formed hex socket.  I'll try to post a picture of
the spindle on my personal web site later this week.

Wallace Venable

(Message sent Mon 11 May 2009, 18:35:06 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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