-Be sure to read and understand all the instructions before starting. If you have any questions, please contact us to clarify the issue (321/724-1477). Don’t just charge into the project. Take your time, the results will be worth it.
-Safety first. Read and understand the safety and warning labels on any chemicals or tools you may use. Always wear eye protection. A filtered air mask should be worn when you sand or work with fumes. If you are concerned about splinters, please wear an appropriate type of glove to protect your hands.
-Keep your work area clear of debris. This process generates many small bits of wood, nails, and glue, any of which can damage your harp. Clean your work area frequently, and be careful of debris on the floor and underfoot.
-Assemble all your materials and equipment before starting. Get everything ready first to avoid costly mistakes. Walk yourself through the process once or twice, so that you know when you will need each item. Again, take your time.
Required Materials, And Their Use
One Harp Kit, Broken Arm
1/4inch Drill Bit and Electric Drill-Make sure your drill bit is longer than the hole you intend to bore.
¼ inch diameter Threaded Stainless Steel Rod, and 2 Nuts (Washers Optional)
2 Socket wrenches-For tightening nuts.
Wood Chisel- ¼ inch or ½ inch wide, To shape recess for bolts and nuts
Hammer- This can come in handy when inserting the steel rod
2 Part Epoxy- “2 ton” type of epoxy, with a minimum working time of 20 minutes.
Dremel Motor Tool, with Grinding Tip- For reducing the profile of the rod or nuts.
Amber (Orange) Shellac or Clear Shellac- amber will blend with the existing finish, but clear will work as well, apply with a brush, or use a spray can.
Wood Putty- To level recessed areas after repair is finished.
To Repair Broken Arm
-Remove tension from strings. Unstring if desired for extra working room.