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Clamping without Clamps

Musical instruments make for a unique woodworking project in many ways, not the least of which is the amount of tension they must be built to withstand. Guitars, for example, have over a hundred pounds of string tension on the neck and bridge, while harps can have over 1000 pounds of string tension All of … Continue reading Clamping without Clamps

Sizing Up a Harp

Jerry Brown interviews harp maker Glen Cuthbertson about his background as a piano technician and how that has influenced his harp-making philosophy. Pictures and a sound sample can be found at the end of the article.  Jerry Brown: I’ve not thought about this before meeting you, but it seems to me that most folk-harp makers … Continue reading Sizing Up a Harp

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