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Project by bake posted 12-12-2012 05:39 PM 2558 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My 12 year old son Cash wanted to make a gift for his mother for Christmas, so we looked around and came up with the door harp from Steve Ramsey’s WWMM.
The wood is all scrap, I think it was some kind of mahogany.
We made some minor changes to Steve’s design. We turned the striker balls into hammers so that they would not get tangled up and we just used a simple hole in the middle.
We had a little trouble with the finish but I don’t think that Mom will notice.
You have to love the enthusiasm on Cash’s face.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#1 posted 12-12-2012 05:44 PM

I haven’t seen one of these for a long time. Very cool job
That steve’s always coming up with cool stuff.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-12-2012 06:03 PM

These are alot of fun to make with the kids, and the kids learn skills they never knew that they had.
Kudo’s to Steve, I have copied several of his projects.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#3 posted 12-12-2012 08:06 PM

Wow! Too much fun! Very neat!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 12-13-2012 01:21 AM

I have had this project on hold for awhile waiting on one of the musicians in my family to replace their gutiar strings so i ciould make use of the old ones. I guess i need to bite the bullet and go buy some. thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 12-13-2012 02:11 AM

Hah! How very cool and super clever! What a great gift!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#6 posted 12-13-2012 03:20 AM

Just an extremely cool piece.

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

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#7 posted 12-13-2012 02:54 PM

Very neat, this is one is on my to do list for sure.

-- BD, where bad wood finds a home. Va

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#8 posted 12-14-2012 04:58 AM

That looks great!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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