The instrument that is the subject of this e-book was built from October, 2008 to May 2009. During its construction, I wrote a series of non-technical articles for North Carolina Woodworker.net describing the building process. At the same time, a four page article about my harpsichords appeared in the April/May 2009 issue of American Woodworker magazine. As a result of these two seemingly unconnected occurrences, I was inundated with e-mails, from the U.S. and abroad, asking for more information and details. It soon became obvious that I couldn't keep up with these requests on an individual basis. Writing a book detailing the construction process seemed to be the only viable solution - and so the Harpsichord Project e-book was born. A year later, after many revisions and formats, the book was completed in its current format. Due to its extreme length, a printed version would be prohibitively expensive, especially considering the relatively small number of people who would be interested in the subject matter. I chose the .html format so that anyone with a computer and an Internet browser (it's not necessary to be on-line to read the e-book) would be able to read the material without purchasing an external reader or other hardware.
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The Harpsichord Project e-book is
not a course in woodworking.
It is assumed that the reader has a reasonable competency in safe woodworking techniques and has, or has access to, the necessary machinery.