Door harp

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 06-29-2012 05:13 PM 10443 reads 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a simple, three-string door harp. If you’d like to make this design, here's a template you can print out.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 06-29-2012 05:22 PM

Ok, so now you are using wood with bug’s ‘skid marks’ in it? Wow. Great video nonetheless.

I was told recently that ‘Celtic’ symbolizes(amongst other thing) a pattern where the end of a line joins the beginning so there are effectively no ends of the line. Not sure on the validity, just passing the thought along.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#2 posted 06-29-2012 05:38 PM

looks fun

Was that toilet paper for the pattern? LoL


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 06-29-2012 05:45 PM

Nice home accent….now I know where all that green came from on a cherry board I purchased…future gift for the relatives I guess:)

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#4 posted 06-29-2012 05:46 PM

That is a relatively simple and pretty dang neat project! I like the video, it’s well thought out and quite clean.
The outtakes at the end, are a sweet finish.
I don’t have a scroll saw yet, so I will have to make some kind of hole pattern.
Thanks for sharing.
Well done!

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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#5 posted 06-29-2012 06:01 PM

Clever! Maybe I’ll make one out of a cigar box.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 06-29-2012 06:01 PM

I thought about making one of these a while back, looks like a great job. I like the celtic design, you should make one with the mere mortal emblem on it.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#7 posted 06-29-2012 06:01 PM

Very cool Steve another winner.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 06-29-2012 06:11 PM

That’s a cool project to make during such a hot summer. Love the outakes. It’s for that reason that I have started making vidos that contain none of my ramblings. I only add voice if absolutely needed.

Take care.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#9 posted 06-29-2012 07:15 PM

And the award goes to …

Nice work and presentation.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#10 posted 06-29-2012 08:21 PM

Another FUN project for the home!

Thank you, Steve …

Great Job … as usual!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#11 posted 06-29-2012 11:15 PM

Hi, Steve! I am really proud of you for using your scroll saw in that project! I think you did a great job and the design that you used is awesome. It looked like you were using spiral blades, which I think are kind of hard to do so you really did a better job than I could have on the design. The overall project is great! I always look forward to you Friday night videos! They are a great start to the weekend. You have a good one and thanks for a nice project!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#12 posted 06-29-2012 11:30 PM

Very Celtic/Cool Steve. Got a good sound to it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 06-30-2012 03:39 AM

Hi Steve. Great weekend project.

I planned to do something like this, but my video recorder is broken :(

Blooppers rock

-- Back home. Fernando

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#14 posted 06-30-2012 03:53 AM

Nice job Steve! A week off really brought you up a notch. You have time to design one that plays a Christmas carol for Christmas ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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