Door Harp

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Project by MasterSergeant posted 06-24-2018 06:57 PM 673 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Shout out to “Steve Ramsey” of “Wood Working for Mere Mortals” for the idea!

I took his idea and added my own ideas to make this Door Harp Instead of using bolts and nuts I used “zither pins” to tighten the guitar strings. I also used Harpsichord pins for the string anchors. I used Walnut for the face, sycamore for the hollowed body and oak plywood for the back. The strings are guitar string. I designed the bridge using walnut cut to size then carefully filing a grove to inlay a wire for the strings to rest on.

This was not as easy a project as I thought. Lots of neat challenges to work through!!! Now to find the right door to hang the harp on.

Thanks for looking!!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#1 posted 06-24-2018 07:49 PM

Thank you for sharing and it looks awesome

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 06-25-2018 12:53 AM

Very Nice & Well Done Kelly!

-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#3 posted 06-25-2018 01:23 PM

I love this piece and the wood is beautiful. You did a very nice job on this and the design is wonderful.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 06-25-2018 04:37 PM

I love this piece and the wood is beautiful. You did a very nice job on this and the design is wonderful.

- helluvawreck


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 07-25-2018 02:22 AM

Another beauty. I may have to watch his video. There are a scare amount of plans or videos on them. I have wanted to make one for a long time and I would also like to play around with making a wind harp.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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