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Author Topic: Orrery making - a master craftsman's work  (Read 1097 times)
rod-on
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« on: March 25, 2011, 10:06:31 am »

I found this site today, its in Melbourne Australia which is a pleasant surprise.  No prices are posted, I think its one of those places where if you ask "How much?" then you can't afford it.  Never the less Brian Grieg is a master of his art.  It's VERY steamy  ...  take a look.

http://www.orrerymaker.com/index.htm

Perhaps I should have put this in Chronautomata?
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2011, 09:39:48 pm »

Wow, just wow.
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2011, 11:04:40 pm »

My Kingdom for an orrery! Had I but world enough, and time, I'd build one.
These look exquisite. Thank you for posting.
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2011, 01:06:51 am »

There's a chap in the UK who makes them called John Gleave - he built the one in Derby Museum.  Even the small ones are quite pricey.

http://img1.photographersdirect.com/img/19841/wm/pd2672696.jpg
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2011, 01:57:56 am »

I do say that I think my heart has skipped several beats at the beauty and splendor that I have viewed.  Things to do one day....go and see at least one of the amazing Orreries.....time to save up for Australia.....*swoon*
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