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Just found this video, and it's pretty awesome. Notice, the guy 'nails' his templates, patterns, masters, whatever you want to call them. The art of harp making - YouTube

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.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.
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I'm gobsmacked! Absolutely amazing, thank you for posting.

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No prob Harry, glad you liked it. Now remember, we will want to see pictures of the harp you make.

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At the appropriate time, harps will be provided.....LOL

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Theo, that video was AMAZING! Thanks for sharing it! When I first clicked on it and saw the time (27:29) I thought I would watch it later, but I couldn't bear to stop watching. It seemed like it went-by in five minutes. That dude is a CRAFTSMAN in the truest sense of the word. I saw he is bringing-up his daughter as an apprentice and she appears quite skilled, as well.

I had been wondering (because of an upcoming project we have) how carbon-fiber could be utilized "hand-in-hand" with wooden construction. This guy is quite practical and I noticed that the two of them are extremely precise in their measurements and proportioning of the epoxy glues and sealants (using a gram scale). He used a well-thought-out mix of modern and old-fashioned tools, and especially made frequent use of a rasp!

At approx 20:00 his video quickly passed-by an interesting drill-guide for use with his hand-held drill. It appeared to be a simple block of wood with multiple strategic holes - possibly made with a forstner bit or two. I noticed he was using a folding rule for some of his measurements and precision calipers for others. I feel confident that he has built enough harps to know where approximate dimensions work - as well as where he needs precision dimensions. Anyone has got to admit that metric dimensions work best for things such as this! Regardless the number of strings his customer desires, this dude has some extremely well-honed skills.

Theo, I need you to help me to keep a SECRET: Joy is a collector of musical instruments and she can play all of the instruments that she owns. If she EVER SEES this video, she will want me to build her one of these, and I gotta tell you now: It would not come-out so nice, GUARANTEED!

Thanks again for sharing that video and THANKS EVEN MORE for keeping my SECRET!

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Otis, you can indeed trust me. Nothing, absolutely nothing, would make me reveal it.

However, if your wife were to offer me homemade oatmeal cookies, you would be betrayed in a heartbeat, without any regret whatsover. But, don't worry buddy, you can definitely count on me to keep your secret.

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I really enjoyed the video too Theo. I love the balance he strikes between power and traditional tools. I think any good woodworker needs to master both.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Glad you guys liked the video too. I've watched it several times. And each time I just see her with hearing protection, I think just one time, and neither with any type of dust mask.

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The really amazing thing to me is just maybe the daughter will carry on the craft.

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