Walnut Harp

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Project by citmadon posted 1643 days ago 1675 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut Harp I made from plans from Music Makers in MN (

-- Don

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#1 posted 1643 days ago

Holy $_! That’s really cool. Now…does it tune and sound good?

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#2 posted 1643 days ago

That is just beautiful. Great job!

-- Ryan, Arizona

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#3 posted 1643 days ago

Ooooo Pretty … (Nice job!)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 1643 days ago

Great Job!! I wouldn’t even know where to begain making something like this .

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#5 posted 1643 days ago

Making a harp is definitely on my bucket list. Hopefully long before I kick the bucket!

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#6 posted 1643 days ago

Beautiful Harp! Very nicely done! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 1643 days ago

Great Job. I make/repair harps myself. I am making 5 lever harps myself.


-- Making Tomorrow's Antiques Today....

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#8 posted 1643 days ago

Wow! I’m sure it sounds good,too. Nice work,Don!

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#9 posted 1642 days ago

Harp is a Magnificent Musical Instrument with fine sound and beautiful shape,
and you did the best you can do to achieve that.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 1642 days ago

Nice job. Did you have to do special joints on the wood? I was watching how harps are made and they said something about each string places a certain amount of tension on the frame multiplied by the number of strings. Looks like a lot of tension in given space. Nice curves on the walnut.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#11 posted 1642 days ago

Being married to a fine Welsh lass BRONWEN after all that’s were harps come from I always wanted to make a harp but the cost of the hardware was prohibitively expensive maybe they are cheaper in the states I don’t know.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#12 posted 1642 days ago

very very nice job


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#13 posted 1642 days ago

Thanks for all of the kind responses. The plans from Music Makers are complete, $25. They sell complete kits or parts to build all of their products. The only tough joint was the mortise and tenon between the neck and the pillar. That had to be made at 2 degree cant. This particular design can be strung with wire if desired, much higher tension. I am presently attempting a bouzouki ( an octave mandolin).

-- Don

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#14 posted 1642 days ago

Beautiful harp.

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 1641 days ago

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