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Walnut Harp I made from plans from Music Makers in MN (http://www.harpkit.com).
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#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!
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#2 posted 02-20-2010 04:00 AM
That is just beautiful. Great job!
-- Ryan, Arizona
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#3 posted 02-20-2010 04:18 AM
Ooooo Pretty … (Nice job!)
-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive
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#4 posted 02-20-2010 04:34 AM
Great Job!! I wouldn’t even know where to begain making something like this .
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#5 posted 02-20-2010 04:38 AM
Making a harp is definitely on my bucket list. Hopefully long before I kick the bucket!
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#6 posted 02-20-2010 04:38 AM
Beautiful Harp! Very nicely done! Thanks for posting.
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#7 posted 02-20-2010 04:57 AM
Great Job. I make/repair harps myself. I am making 5 lever harps myself.
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#8 posted 02-20-2010 07:17 AM
Wow! I’m sure it sounds good,too. Nice work,Don!
-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...
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#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.
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#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
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#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
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#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).
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#15 posted 02-21-2010 12:58 PM
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