Friday, April 16, 2010
The soundboard is one of the most important, and definitely the most expensive, part of the harp. Every moment, the strings threaten to rip the harp apart with a thousand pounds of tension, and only the soundboard stands in the way. Think about that while you're working!
Here are your templates for cutting both the soundboard and the box back, once again on a one-inch grid. Each piece is a long isosceles trapezoid, 29 inches high with base 11 1/4 and top 2 3/4 inches across. The back of the box is the one with the holes in it.
Cut the soundboard with the grain running across the short direction. For the back of the box it doesn't matter which way the grain is running.