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chris
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Fluid

Post by chris » Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:35 pm

Fluid but nothing to do with water (or boats) but now this is out of my workshop I might get round some more boat restoration soon
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/no ... eoff-smith

Rupert
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Re: Fluid

Post by Rupert » Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:53 pm

We are just not worthy, Chris...that is an astonishing instrument, and a fantastic piece of craftsmanship. It would get my "looks best on land" ribbon any time! Not sure how well it would float, though, despite being fluid?
Rupert

Michael Brigg
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Re: Fluid

Post by Michael Brigg » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:22 pm

Rupert,

Did you ever name your "Tonic?"

If not then as a new form of craft this must have been designed specifically by or for Jimmy "The Schnozzle" Durante...The man who found the lost chord!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjjVjoHsmI0

A remarkable instrument.
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jpa_wfsc
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Re: Fluid

Post by jpa_wfsc » Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:16 pm

Rupert wrote:We are just not worthy, Chris...that is an astonishing instrument, and a fantastic piece of craftsmanship. It would get my "looks best on land" ribbon any time! Not sure how well it would float, though, despite being fluid?
You should (have you?) seen some of Chris' other work. The fluid piano is a technical tour de force and beautifully made but personally I think some of the other work I saw at his workshop last summer is much more aesthetic!

But do listen to the video - its a remarkable instrument! And I look over barlowharps website every so often for a fix!

j./

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Re: Fluid

Post by Rupert » Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:16 pm

I've seen some of the other stuff - pretty shoddy workmanship, I thought...not...

I really don't understand how he does it, actually - I can never get wood to behave itself as Chris does. And such a likeable young man, too - he'll go far!
Rupert

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Re: Fluid

Post by roger » Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:47 am

Congratulations Chris at least you got creditied for your work this time.

Having watched your angst and frustration over the building of this I am still sure it could be done electronically. :evil:
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Re: Fluid

Post by Garry R » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:10 am

In the same way Roger that you could make honey by mixing up a load of sugar and flavouring it scientifically!! Oops I think the Brazilian imports do that already!! At least that's what it tastes like.

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