I’m starting to make another harp and I thought some of you would be interested in seeing how it goes- as it goes.
Why am I designing my own harp? I wanted to see if I could modify the Limerick
plans I used for the Rainbow harp I made in 2007. I wanted the soundbox smaller,
and I wanted it to be self-supporting and as tall as the Heartland DreamWeaver
that I have and like. I took aspects of lots of different harps and put them all
together and this is what I came up with. I also wanted a harp that could be
easily transported- like the lap harps, but also be able to stand alone like the
floor harps, but even more, to not need to lean it against my shoulder to play
it.I would be very happy if you and any of the other members of this group were
to make comments about the design and construction of the harp and base.
I’m planning to start on the foam mock-up tomorrow, so please respond asap. The
plan is to make it fairly close to reality so that I can get close to correct
interfaces for the parts. I want to also sculpt the knuckle out of foam before
committing to wood.
If you look at the side view you will see a faint pencil line on the base. This
was the original design that would open up the legs and reduce the weight. Then
I got to thinking that I really want more weight in the base- for stability.
Opinions on these 2 possibilities are requested.
I may be trying to do the impossible- but I have hopes that it will work.
Please comment- I need more input! Donna
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