Rounded End Piece

A picture of the rounded end piece is show in closeup with the ponsi before they were both glued to the kantele.

The rounded end piece (right) is show in closeup with the ponsi (left) before they were both glued to the kantele.

In addition to the ponsi, a second “sculpted” wooden part was required for the kantele. This rounded end piece was created to be attached underneath the soundboard and allow the soundbox frame shape to relate to the shape of the top of the instrument. It was cut out with a circular saw and jigsaw and shaped by filing and sanding. The angle where the piece attached to the frame was hard to get right so it was also trimmed by hand with a Japanese pull saw.

Advertisements