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Re: Kitchen Sink Melodeon?
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2009, 04:55:21 PM »

Ha, I particularly like the keyboard keys! Look forward to seeing what you come up with Al ;D
a QWERTY melodeon? ;)

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Re: Kitchen Sink Melodeon?
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2009, 06:08:16 PM »

I love the bellows.  :||:
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Re: Kitchen Sink Melodeon?
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2009, 10:14:06 PM »

That is so amazing that I cannot quite express it in words.
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Re: Kitchen Sink Melodeon?
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2009, 10:23:24 PM »

Malodeun is wonderful - the bellows don't manifest themselves in your avatar - but when we see them close it's fab!

Man, that's cheered me up no end. Let's all make our own melodeons (:)

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Re: Kitchen Sink Melodeon?
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2009, 12:31:53 AM »

Malodeun is wonderful - the bellows don't manifest themselves in your avatar - but when we see them close it's fab!

Man, that's cheered me up no end. Let's all make our own melodeons (:)

Hallelujah!

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Re: Kitchen Sink Melodeon?
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2009, 09:11:43 AM »

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Re: Kitchen Sink Melodeon?
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2009, 12:42:16 PM »

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Re: Kitchen Sink Melodeon?
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2009, 01:30:52 PM »

I did get my free pint out of it

But you could have bought two pints and some nuts or crisps with the money you spent to get that one pint...  ;D

Seriously, my hat goes off to you, sir. :o
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Re: Kitchen Sink Melodeon?
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2009, 03:03:51 PM »

But you could have bought two pints and some nuts or crisps with the money you spent to get that one pint...  ;D

Seriously, my hat goes off to you, sir. :o

But then you wouldn't have a box out of it :P
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Re: Kitchen Sink Melodeon?
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2009, 03:45:25 PM »

Ha, I particularly like the keyboard keys! Look forward to seeing what you come up with Al ;D

Well he did say that he wanted one "with a typewriter keyboard on the RH side" only a month ago:

Any chance you could build me an accordion with a typewriter keyboard on the RH side -querty tuning would be fine?
AL ;)
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Re: Kitchen Sink Melodeon?
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2009, 06:13:27 PM »

I'm not sure what you'd use for reeds...

Clock springs, cut down. Mind you, you'd have to find some old clocks from somewhere!
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Re: Kitchen Sink Melodeon?
« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2009, 08:00:30 PM »



I expect most people have seen the box that Emannuel Pariselle makes from a couple of Cammenbert Cheese boxes and a legnth of ventilation ducting- quite amazing
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Re: Kitchen Sink Melodeon?
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2009, 08:28:02 AM »

I'm not sure what you'd use for reeds...

Clock springs, cut down. Mind you, you'd have to find some old clocks from somewhere!

Clock spring would probably be too thin for most of the reeds.

I made two reeds from sheet aluminium and spring steel stock and then I gave up and used the harmonicas. It would have taken 10 times longer to make the reeds than it did to make the rest of the Malodeun.
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Re: Kitchen Sink Melodeon?
« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2009, 10:07:15 AM »

I heard of a guy out in Australia somewhere who made concertina reeds from clock springs. Apparently his concertinas were really good. I'm pulling all this stuff out of memory so can't remember names or anything. But I think if clock springs are good enough for australian 'tinas then maybe they'd be ok for malodourun?
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Re: Kitchen Sink Melodeon?
« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2009, 10:32:32 AM »

I remember Flaco Jimenez telling me that he and his father used to make reeds from clock springs, back in the days when spares were not so easily available.
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Re: Kitchen Sink Melodeon?
« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2009, 12:04:34 PM »

I obviously should have tried a bigger clock
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Re: Kitchen Sink Melodeon?
« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2009, 09:23:55 AM »

I have just found the first reed that I made or should I say 1/2 a reed plate, this was in A and played not too bad.
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Re: Kitchen Sink Melodeon?
« Reply #37 on: July 16, 2009, 10:57:53 AM »

I obviously should have tried a bigger clock
Like this one?
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