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Matthias Wandel build an incredible pipe organ, check out the story, sound samples and the build photos, he writes – “With my nonexistent music abilities, and my limited budget, I couldn’t justify buying myself a little Casio synthesizer or something like that. The only way I could justify owning a musical instrument was if I actually BUILT it. I am very fortunate that my dad has a very large and wonderful woodworking shop. When I went home for christmas that year, I started experimenting with pipes. That christmas was particularly busy for me, as I also built two tables, because the house I was renting with friends was a little bit under-furnished.” [via] – Link.


  • Homemade instruments for kids – Link.
  • Build your own instruments – Link.
  • Andy’s organ project – Link.
  • Making Ruffatti Organ Pipes – Link.
  • Making Piccolo Pipes – Link.
  • How to Build a Portative Organ – Link.
  • Raphi Giangiulio’s Pipe Organ – Link.
  • More homemade instruments @ MAKE – Link.
Phillip Torrone

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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  1. Wow! That’s great.

  2. Whoa; nostalgia trip. I just had flashbacks to reading those build notes in college, maybe ten years ago. Kudos for digging them up.

  3. Angstrom on said:

    it’s good to know our comments get read eventually !

  4. NineInchNachos on said:

    Yay for Pipe Organs! My friend in Juneau, Alaska is building a pipe organ in his bed room too!

  5. Anonymous on said:

    man thats awesome! i´ve been thinking of building a pipe organ or a flügel in the distant future..
    i can picture myself playing a massive dark pipe organ in the night.. like toccata & fugue or something :D dramatic , impressive

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