|Project by pinkfish||posted 05-10-2009 12:13 AM||1816 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
I was looking around on the web about how to make a door harp and ran across some pages on an Æolian harp, which is a wind harp. The strings should vibrate with harmonics when the wind is blowing, although I am not sure how to test this. It is a bit shorter than most of the ones I saw out there (they were 30” and this is 24”) I don’t think that should make a difference except it might require more wind.
The top is 1/8” birch ply for the sounding board. The bridges are made from some off cut oak with my table saw blade set at 10 degrees, the sides are also oak and the back board is 1/4” ply.
There is no finish on it currently since my wife wants to stencil some stuff on the sides.