Listening to a meditation on sound “ Music for Zen Meditation” by Tony Scott, featuring a Koto, I decided I needed to make one. Work in progress.
A plank of larch, 10 inches by 2 inches by 66 inches is the staring point.

Having carved out the hollow with a gouge I made a plane to smooth the surface, to help ensure even thickness when I remove the timber from the other side.
Getting closer, first coat of oil on the soundboard, the cap for the tuning pegs next to address.
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