miniature Beckwith pump organ

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Project by JonJ posted 01-15-2008 05:16 PM 8278 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project from about ten years ago. It is a replica of a pump organ that has been in the family for almost 100 years. My sister had it for several years, but got one that was in better playing condition. I got the old one so it would stay in the family, but wanted my sister to have something to remember the old one by.

It’s about 3 inches cross, made from walnut.

The knobs behind the keyboard are little brad nails.
The black sharp keys are snipped pieces of wire.

It has some dust in the nooks, but then again…usually the big on does too.

-- Jon

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#1 posted 01-15-2008 05:25 PM

Most interesting. Looks cool.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#2 posted 01-15-2008 05:28 PM

That is neat! Miniature work is very exacting. Nice job.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#3 posted 01-15-2008 05:45 PM

cool keepsake!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#4 posted 01-15-2008 06:09 PM

Very cool. I love miniature works.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 01-15-2008 06:15 PM

I know I couldn’t do this kind of work.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 01-15-2008 06:31 PM

Very cool, nice details.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#7 posted 01-15-2008 06:33 PM

that’s amazing and I bet it is cherished almost as much as the original

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#8 posted 01-15-2008 06:46 PM

beautiful!!! i love the detail.
i love the mini’s

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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#9 posted 01-15-2008 06:58 PM

Gee whiz, that is nice.

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#10 posted 01-15-2008 07:20 PM

I have a hard enough time making things look good at full scale….nice work.

-- Brandon, Maine,

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#11 posted 01-15-2008 10:33 PM

Very fine detailed work Jon. Well done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 01-15-2008 10:47 PM

That is an impressive piece of work.

-- Chelle

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#13 posted 01-16-2008 01:41 AM

Have to be very patient to build those!!!!

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#14 posted 01-16-2008 02:06 AM

So how does it play?

Nice job on the re-construction.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#15 posted 01-16-2008 05:04 AM

I love family heirlooms. Way to go!!!

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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