Some travelling today, some unpacking the Waterloo display back into the shop, a visit with the boys at the carving club and finally back into the shop to build a harp for the Rat Philharmonic. Tomorrow should yield a new rat to play it.
The harp needs a little more work yet, some filler to hide the channel the wires are strung in on the top, some sanding and shaping of the bottom, and of course some paint. The strings are teflon coated stainless steel wire. It is what crafters use to string necklaces and bracelets. I buy it from Micheal's. Very strong of course and will not rust or discolour especially with a Teflon coating.
Haven't got a name for the harpist yet, maybe I'll get inspired tomorrow.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.