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    i found this on the internet</P>


    http://musicthing.blogspot.com/2005/...an-out-of.html</P>


    Try it also the site i got it from had a few wierd things on it check it out.</P>


    http://www.cynical-c.com/archives/2005_07.html</P>

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    Odd as it might seem, there is a way, apparently, to construct a real pipe organ from paper, or what we might call papier-mache (I don't know how to put on the accents).</P>


    Some time ago I downloaded a pdf (22+ megabytes) of an old book entitled "Organ-Building for Amateurs" published in the 1880's. The author's intent was to show how one can build a functional organ from ordinary materials, and he chose this paper-like material as the basis of his pipe construction. Obviously one wouldn't build consoles and pedalboards from paper, but it seems that it is a pretty good material for making ordinary flue pipes.</P>


    I think maybe the link to this download came from this forum. Perhaps someone else remembers it.</P>


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      Indeed. I know of a gentleman who is an excellent pipe voicer who started out experimenting with making paper organ pipes in his youth.</P>


      See pages 4 through 7 of his scrapbook from his website:</P>


      http://www.goodwinorgans.com/sbpages1-10.htm</P>


      (I assume he will not mind my posting this, since it is already on his website.)</P>

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        As we all know, pipe organs even today are basicallybuilt of common materials -- wood, metal, leather, felt -- and that renders them exceedingly serviceable. As I reported on some other thread a few weeks ago, Matt and I passed ourselves off successfully as pipe organ technicians and tuned a rather large pipe organ in a church! We're still amazed at how simple it really was.</P>


        That's one definite advantage of pipes. What you see is what you get. The sound isn't buried in silicon memories and CPU chips, nor do you need technical manuals the size of a New York phone book to service one. A good musical ear and some common sense mechanical skills will go a long way toward making one a "pipe organ tech!"</P>


        DISCLAIMER: I'm not recommending that just anyone work on an expensive and elaborate pipe organ. Just making the point that they are rather simple devices.</P>


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          I have a copy of the book on PDF. but not only that, I am building a four stop one manual instrument for my bedroom. paper pipes are quite easy to make, and only take about ten minutes

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            Originally posted by jbird604 View Post
            Odd as it might seem, there is a way, apparently, to construct a real pipe organ from paper, or what we might call papier-mache (I don't know how to put on the accents).</P>


            Some time ago I downloaded a pdf (22+ megabytes) of an old book entitled "Organ-Building for Amateurs" published in the 1880's. The author's intent was to show how one can build a functional organ from ordinary materials, and he chose this paper-like material as the basis of his pipe construction. Obviously one wouldn't build consoles and pedalboards from paper, but it seems that it is a pretty good material for making ordinary flue pipes.</P>


            I think maybe the link to this download came from this forum. Perhaps someone else remembers it.</P>


            John</P>
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            Here is the link to the book:

            http://www.savetheorgan.org/kbase/or...r_amateurs.pdf

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              I'm closing this old thread so that all and any new replies go to the Paper Pipe Organ thread here: http://www.organforum.com/forums/sho...per-Pipe-Organ where they will be of more use.
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