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It Takes A Village to Raise a Wind Harp

On the appointed day, Ron waited anxiously for anyone to show up.

Finally at the last minute, a crowd began to assemble, including a bunch of able-bodied men and a Seattle TV crew.

The ship riggers, who had helped Ron design the jim-pole and tackle, never did make it. But everyone chipped in, and the neck and pillar were set in place.

The first harp strings, surplus airplane wire from Boeing, were too narrow to catch the gentle breezes at Agate Pass. So Ron tried cutting flat metal banding into narrower strips, and with these strings the harp sounded.

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The harp soundbox is rigged and ready
Heave Ho!
Ron nails the neck into place
Party on - wind harp style
Designer and engineer celebrate their victory
The completed wind harp in its tranquil setting
Close-up of completed wind harp
A disembodied arm reaches out from the loft window
Ron plays the Uillean pipes (Irish bagpipes) in the loft
The Great Puget Sound Wind Harp



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