The birth of a harp

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  • Participant
    Audrey Nickel on #160756

    I decided to start a photo set at Flickr as my new harp takes shape, and thought folks here might enjoy looking at it.

    Participant
    Liam M on #160757

    She is looking lovely Audrey, simply lovely.

    Careful when setting your zithers. And be cautious in filling the holes with varnish. I do not recommend the power tool method to set the zithers, Muis is far more sure handed then I am!!

    Participant
    Audrey Nickel on #160758

    He’s going to be a beauty, I think.

    Participant
    Sherj DeSantis on #160759

    Dear Audrey,

    Participant
    Liam M on #160760

    Audrey,

    I

    Participant
    Audrey Nickel on #160761

    That’s OK…I love tenors! (LOL).

    Participant
    Audrey Nickel on #160762

    Well, here’s an interesting problem:

    After successfully mounting the zither pins, Tony discovered a minor problem:

    Participant
    Liam M on #160763

    Just check the pin diameter diameter and match it Audrey and you’ll do fine. I replaced all mine with blued pins because I prefer the look. I also bored out all the holes and plugged them with Spruce dowels which I left slightly proud and then drilled for the zithers.

    Participant
    Audrey Nickel on #160764

    If you have a pin to spare, and wouldn’t mind, that would be great.

    Participant
    Liam M on #160765

    Send me an address to Columcille@cableone.net and I’ll drop one in the mail this evening.

    On your sliding pin,

    Participant
    unknown-user on #160766

    Audrey,

    Participant
    Liam M on #160767

    Audrey,
    How is he doing?

    Participant
    Audrey Nickel on #160768

    He’s coming along!

    Participant
    Audrey Nickel on #160769

    Hey everybody…meet Aodhán!

    We put the strings on last night, and I’m starting the tuning process now.

    Not a very flattering picture of my growing-out hair, but you’re all just looking at the harp, right? 😉

    The chair I’m using isn’t ideal, as it’s too high.

    Participant
    Liam M on #160770

    Ahh Audrey, you’re lovely!

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