First, I would like to thank you for viewing my instructable.
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Although the project seems complicated, many of the parts and components are identical,
so laying out and cutting the parts isn't as time-consuming as you might expect.
You probably will need a couple of weekends to complete the project.
Guessing you will need about 40plus hours to build the calliope.
I've started this project about 30 years ago.
I was 21 at the time.
What I started I could not find (probably used for firewood),
so I started a new one from scratch this time.
I always had a subscription to Popular Mechanics.
I've had the December 1982 issue in my hands for over 30 years.
The plans and drawings can all be found in this issue.
If you don't have the issue (which I doubt you do)
Luckily I do have a link to the December 1982 issue, below.
Click here for the 1982 issue of Popular Mechanics
If you go to page 102 all the directions and plans are there.
So, in my instuctable I am not going to go in heavy detail about the making of this
calliope. I will probably direct you to the 1982 Popular Mechanics issue.
NOTE: I tried to use the hair blow dryers with no success!
They did not pull enough air.
So, as I am writing this, I am looking for a different motor.
UPDATE: I found a new blower motor with a speed control. Let's hope it works.
I will be installing it this weekend! Watch for a update and video!
Also, this instructable is a work in progress, I will be continually updating this instructable.
Now onto the instructable...