Thursday, January 25, 2007
Strap button no-nos
A customer's autoharp arrived back with a strap button punched through the chipboard case. I had placed the strap button on
a US vintage model B down on the frame rail just around the slight corner in the shape. So, the button would only partially
rest on the case bottom when the case was stood up. Well, apparently the box was dropped. No other damage, but the strap button
went right through the case. I have cautioned before about strap button placement in this area and now would say that the
button needs to be completely around that corner, so that when stood up the strap button would not quite touch a flat surface.
I believe that means the hole would be drilled about in line with the pocket cut in the top to accept the slotted aluminum
anchor bar. A good location is not hard to judge. One can just stand the instrument up on its broad edge and see about where
the strap button will freely slide under.
4:18 pm pst
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
I have established this blog site to centralize and organize all my musings about the autoharp, including playing it, building
it, repairing it, enhancing it, my business, issues encountered with customer's instruments, any and all things directly relevant
to autoharps from my perspective and for the consideration of others.
5:38 am pst
I am not the only one who knows anything about autoharps. I do however enjoy writing and will take the time to share my experience
and what I have learned in over 30 years with the autoharp.
This blog is meant to engage other autoharp players and those with some interest in the autoharp. It is not expressly intended
to promote my business. You will not find any hyperbole here or any persistent suggestions that you buy something. You may
become informed of what is available. On the other hand, this site is not intended to promote competition, so you may find
some editing of anything that would suggest that Autoharp Works would not be your first choice in where to buy something that
is in fact offered by Autoharp Works.
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