A couple of months ago I did this drawing as an idea of what I wanted the front of the harp to look like. I based it somewhat loosely on this ancient viking figure-head from the Osburg burial site.
Next I drew my variations over the plans, cut them out and traced them onto a piece of 1 1/8" cherry
I'm conecting the neck and forepost with a mortise and tendon joint. Here the tendon is half finished. In the second picture I'm cutting out the mortise slot.
The joints are finished and glued.