I showed Barb this kit the other day, & immediately she said, ”I want one.”
When the Sweetie wants something, I usually comply to her wishes.
Besides, I can try making something I’ve never done before.
One thing about this Harp is, anyone can play it because of the way it’s tuned.
It has a real soothing sound.
This is a picture of the parts that came, It also has the wood for the front, & back.
They suggest to put your signature inside of the back before gluing it up.
After the frame is glued, you glue the back on.
I used most of my Irwin clamps.
A view of my signature through the sound hole.
After routing the excess material off of the top, & bottom, I drilled the tuning peg holes.
There’s a paper template for marking the holes.
I decided to add a carved Celtic knot design, so I spent some time designing it.
I used an image of our Irish Claddagh, to help me with the design. cut out sections, & taped them into the design I wanted.
Then I took a picture of it, & resized it in Photoshop.
I flipped the image horizontally, printed, & taped them together.
Tracing over the design causes me to get a little squirrelly,
but carving it is much easier than the tracing.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Transferring pattern with carbon paper. These two images, by “Sweetie.”
Pattern applied, & ready for the “chiseler”.
They say that this project should take about 10 hours, but doing the carving, may take me 10 Hours. I’ll let you know when I’m done.
-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1