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Project by dustbunny posted 03-15-2010 03:28 AM 2868 views 1 time favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend asked me if I could make a lyre for her son as a display for a school project. He is going to put the finish on, secure the tuners with screws, and string it. She gave me a picture, that is all I had to work with, and the fact that she wanted colored wood.
Hard maple and bloodwood, he will finish with Howard Feed and Wax.
Hope I get to hear it play, this particular design didn’t have a sound box, but I am sure it will make some sort of noise.


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#1 posted 03-15-2010 03:31 AM

Very Cool Lisa

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 03-15-2010 03:39 AM

Pretty cool Lisa!! that I know it isn’t what I first THOUGHT it was LOL!

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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#3 posted 03-15-2010 03:41 AM

That’s really pretty, Lisa. Great job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 03-15-2010 03:49 AM

Next you’ll have to post a vid with someone playing it so we can hear how it sounds. very nice looking though!

-- You cannot build a reputation on what you are going to do. - Henry Ford

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#5 posted 03-15-2010 03:50 AM

Tony- LMOA it never even occurred to me.
No wonder it attracted immediate attention! LOL


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#6 posted 03-15-2010 04:10 AM

Naw Lisa….it attracted immediate attention because it’s different, original…and you did a great job on it.
I hope you get to hear it!

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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#7 posted 03-15-2010 04:32 AM

Excellent job Lisa, I hope you get to hear it play too.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#8 posted 03-15-2010 04:56 AM

Great job on this one.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#9 posted 03-15-2010 05:04 AM

Very nice.It will be great to see it finished.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 03-15-2010 05:27 AM

nice work , lisa .

you will have a job in heaven ,
repairing harps !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 03-15-2010 05:49 AM

Lisa awesome work, look real nice. Superb.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#12 posted 03-15-2010 07:51 AM

You can now go to the pile of trays/cutting boards you thought you were going to throw away and you now have a new life for them! I used to make lamps… (I could’ve said, Lyre, lyre, pants on fire…)! ;0)
Seriously, looks great.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#13 posted 03-15-2010 08:11 AM

Bedpan with adjustments???

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#14 posted 03-15-2010 12:26 PM

Lisa, your creativity knows no bounds! What a wonderful project… and using some of your signature woods… you make it LOOK easy, but I suspect it was not!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#15 posted 03-15-2010 01:29 PM

Nice instrument.
I first thought it was some sort of potty adapter for children.

Thanks for posting.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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