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Project by will delaney posted 12-03-2012 03:40 PM 2296 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Aeolian harps are musical instrument played solely by the wind. It plays harmonic frequencies making it’s sound mystical and kind of eerie. The harp is made from Birds Eye Maple and Makore. It was sanded down to 320 and four coats of General Clear Coat was applied. Today is a calm day so I haven’t had a chance to hear how it sounds.





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hairy

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#1 posted 12-03-2012 03:56 PM

Aeolus, the ruler of the winds. Very nice.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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#2 posted 12-03-2012 04:12 PM

That’s very cool. Would love to hear one.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-03-2012 04:31 PM

Beautiful instrument!

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#4 posted 12-03-2012 08:13 PM

Beautiful and well done. I made heavy bridges for mine and never got it to play. Making new lighter versions based off violin bridges has been on my to-do list

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#5 posted 12-04-2012 01:23 AM

I’ve been looking at plans of those in my todo folder for quite some time now. Is yours sized to fit in a window? The plans I have say to put it in a window and close the window till it almost touches the strings.
Good luck with it I hope it sounds nice, looks like a nice job on the build.
Jim

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#6 posted 12-04-2012 06:34 AM

Great job! I can hear it now. (it was breezy in Dallas today.)

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will delaney

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#7 posted 12-05-2012 12:24 PM

Thanks for the feedback! Wind is in the forecast for today so I will give it a try. The windows on my home are casement so i will fit the harp between a sliding door. I took a board and cut it to fill in the space between the door. @Rick make the bridges and keep me posted.

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#8 posted 12-05-2012 02:56 PM

Oh great! And now I find yet ANOTHER thing I want to add to my “I want to make one of these” list!
Geeze, everytime I visit this site the list gets longer and longer! :-)

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#9 posted 12-06-2012 02:20 AM

This is really nice! I was wondering if the wind blew today? How does it sound?

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