or Join Now!
Walnut Harp I made from plans from Music Makers in MN (http://www.harpkit.com).
home | projects | blog
8 posts in 2317 days
Preview this project card
527 posts in 2479 days
#1 posted 02-20-2010 03:48 AM
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!
56 posts in 2319 days
#2 posted 02-20-2010 04:00 AM
That is just beautiful. Great job!
-- Ryan, Arizona
4338 posts in 2428 days
#3 posted 02-20-2010 04:18 AM
Ooooo Pretty … (Nice job!)
-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive
1047 posts in 2930 days
#4 posted 02-20-2010 04:34 AM
Great Job!! I wouldn’t even know where to begain making something like this .
-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,
786 posts in 3131 days
#5 posted 02-20-2010 04:38 AM
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.
13495 posts in 3073 days
#6 posted 02-20-2010 04:38 AM
Beautiful Harp! Very nicely done! Thanks for posting.
-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa
32 posts in 2361 days
#7 posted 02-20-2010 04:57 AM
Great Job. I make/repair harps myself. I am making 5 lever harps myself.
-- Making Tomorrow's Antiques Today....
2355 posts in 2831 days
#8 posted 02-20-2010 07:17 AM
Wow! I’m sure it sounds good,too. Nice work,Don!
-- stay thirsty my friends...
14144 posts in 2889 days
#9 posted 02-20-2010 02:32 PM
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.
394 posts in 2420 days
#10 posted 02-20-2010 07:13 PM
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
5839 posts in 2884 days
#11 posted 02-20-2010 07:17 PM
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
415 posts in 2318 days
#12 posted 02-20-2010 08:43 PM
very very nice job
#13 posted 02-20-2010 11:07 PM
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).
114914 posts in 2876 days
#14 posted 02-21-2010 08:56 AM
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture
18615 posts in 3459 days
#15 posted 02-21-2010 12:58 PM
my jar is hanging on the ground LOVELY
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)
Go to Pulse page »
©2016 Verticalscope Inc. All Rights Reserved. |
Terms of Service
DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.
Latest Projects |
Latest Blog Entries |
Latest Forum Topics