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Seen one on the web so thought we better try and make one. :)

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Ingenious Lenn as are all your creations..... 8) I'm not sure I'll buy the LP when it comes out though..... :wink:
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wgat were they used fir irginally? You enjoying the weather now? Frogs been croaking loud here...
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Interesting concept.....A hand-cranked bagpipe. 8)
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Thanks fellers, it makes noise alright but not sure what kind.
Object is to make one just because i can. :lol:
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Pitchy wrote:
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Thanks fellers, it makes noise alright but not sure what kind.
Object is to make one just because i can. :lol:
Try a higher speed RPM....might un-scratch the sound. A drill?
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Call Hollywood. You could make good movie soundtrack music with that! :)
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Yepper, the scratch noise is hard to get rid of in such a crude instrument, going to make another tomorrow with a five or six inch wheel and maybe different strings .
This one has steel strings may go to plastic and wood pins for the key thingy`s , who knows play it by ear right. :)
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A bit more high tech but the same basic insturment.
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Those fancy ones are nice but very spendy and ya have to know who to play it which i don`t.
I think i`m going to build another today and try plastic string instead of steel wire which all i have is weed trimmer line.
Also may put those side strings on it too. :)
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Got the second one pretty much done other than some tuning.
The strings are shop wire, ordered some guitar string that should work better.

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Look up Patty Gurdy on YouTube, she plays a mean Hurdy Gurdy and not at all bad looking.
She even had a custom built 18 string Hurdy Gurdy made just for her.
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flightsimmer wrote:
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Look up Patty Gurdy on YouTube, she plays a mean Hurdy Gurdy and not at all bad looking.
She even had a custom built 18 string Hurdy Gurdy made just for her.
Thanks, i seen that video she can sure play. 8)
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Pitchy wrote:
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Object is to make one just because i can. :lol:
That's the spirit Lenn! Good for you!

Too many kids don't even know which end of a hammer to hold these days...

My late father used to call his hand drills a "hurdy gurdy". Anyone else's dad do that?

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Lenn, your imagination and ability to fabricate wherever it leads you continues to be a real inspiration!
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Thanks guys, i`ll start on this one tomorrow. :lol:

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Stay tuned bros have strings coming with hopes of some better sound and going to start another project.
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Got the Stroh violin made today, i can`t play a note but it works. :)

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Rounded off the resonator board and put a little shine on it, looks a little better.
Thing plays good. :)

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You could open a museum...."Pitchy's Playthings"..... 8)
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Thanks Blaine, was hoping someone would say something about the Stroh violin. 8)
The resonator is made from a phonograph reproducer, a wire and wire connects too the bridge.
Gotta find someone that can play a tune on it. :)
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I always show My Wife the stuff You make Pitchy , I showed Her the Stroh this morning and She really liked it. She can not be leave how many things You make. I sure wish You could brew Me up a keg of "fire Brewed Stroh's Beer" like We used to have Years ago. Thanks for All of The things You share. :D .
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Thanks 45colt glad ya liked it and other stuff. :)
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Thanks piller, we try and make unusual things from the past. :)
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Lenn, you amaze me with such far out projects, I couldn't even think of them let alone make them....... 8) 8) 8)
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Thanks John, it was a fun project i may have to make another. :)
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Did a little sculpturing on it and lightened it up, i think it looks better.

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Where did all the string instrument guys go, the cigar box players i`d thought they`ed be all over this thing.
Still waiting on the strings for the Hurdy Gurdy and started another Stroh violin today, made a horn and have the body done waiting a reproducer and strings. :)
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Ji in Hawaii would probably have got a tune out of it, pity he left the forum... :(
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Ji in Hawaii would probably have got a tune out of it, pity he left the forum... :(
That`s a dern shame, people and they`er mouths. :roll:
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Finished the second one done, works great.

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They LOOK great Lenn, still not sure I'll buy the LP though.... :D
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Thanks John, LP ?
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Thanks John, LP ?
Long player record...... :D
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Oh chit good music man, wish i could play the dern thing.
Well that`s enough of that stuff.
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The instrument is fine it's the musician with the bow I'm having a problem with.... :lol:
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:lol: Me too. :lol:
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I think if it were strung and tuned like a violin it would sound fine. Wish my dad were still alive, he'd be able to get some music out of it being he was a fiddle player. I see the fiddle players in Branson playing fiddles that are similar only with pickups for the amplifier where your horn is.
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Thanks Ron, i`m just kinda wasting my life away something to do.
Made this bowed lyre today.

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Lenn, you just continue to amaze me with your creativity. God bless you and Norma and thanks for sharing the fruits of your talent.
I had to look up Stroh violin -- seems it is kind of like the dobro of the violin family.
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Thanks Bill we appreciate it just wish i could hold a note, only thing i can hold is a cig and a drink. :lol:
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reminds me of the time my sister, who is a tone deaf as i am, got violin lessons, and "practiced" in the house . . .
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Thanks Grizz, hope your doing well. :)
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Blaine wrote:
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Interesting concept.....A hand-cranked bagpipe. 8)
that was my first impression my second was that the hat would fill up pretty quick on the bus
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Another instrument i never seen so made one. :)

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piller wrote:
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How does it work?
Just a Harmonica in a box, makes a more mellow sound. :)
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Amplified harp sounds good, maybe a video to follow?

I used to blow on a harmonica over my boat's PA speaker. Could be heard 2 miles away.

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Thanks Grizz, Grand kid knocked a can of coke over on my key board so trying to fix that.
Video, i used to be able to play Silent night on the harmonica but no more so all you`d hear is noise.
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