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 Post subject: Wud's Challenge Build !
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:20 pm 
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I am building a Dulcimer that is also a walking cane . Either Walnut or Cherry , Havent decided yet .

Will post some progressive pics .

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:25 pm 
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Can't wait to see it, but you must find a way to strum with your leg while you walk.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:01 pm 
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B. Howard wrote:
Can't wait to see it, but you must find a way to strum with your leg while you walk.



Sooooo many potential jokes in that one , but i better not ! laughing6-hehe laughing6-hehe

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The Taking Of Offense Is the Life Course Of The Stupid One !
Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
Forgiveness is the ability to accept an apology that you will probably NEVER GET
The truth will set you free , But FIRST, it will probably Piss you Off !
Creativity is allowing yourself to make Mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to Keep !
The Saddest thing anyone can do , is push a Loyal Person to the point that they Dont Care Anymore
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:40 pm 
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Better make it really strong!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:26 pm 
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alan stassforth wrote:
Better make it really strong!



No problem , will be owned by a lil old lday who never walks it uphill or against the wind ! laughing6-hehe

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:54 pm 
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Ok Guys , Tear Drop Dulcimer out of Cherry , Back , sides ,top, bracing and scroll allllllllll Cherry ! The fret board I havent decided I have some nice walnut , and hard maple . Also have a small bit of Hickory .

We shall see , we shall see . idunno

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The Taking Of Offense Is the Life Course Of The Stupid One !
Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
Forgiveness is the ability to accept an apology that you will probably NEVER GET
The truth will set you free , But FIRST, it will probably Piss you Off !
Creativity is allowing yourself to make Mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to Keep !
The Saddest thing anyone can do , is push a Loyal Person to the point that they Dont Care Anymore
Never met a STRONG person who had an EASY past !
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:05 pm 
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Additional Pics ....... The start of the Scroll Head and the Back Bracing with Cherry.

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The Shallower the depth of the stream , The Louder the Babble !
The Taking Of Offense Is the Life Course Of The Stupid One !
Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
Forgiveness is the ability to accept an apology that you will probably NEVER GET
The truth will set you free , But FIRST, it will probably Piss you Off !
Creativity is allowing yourself to make Mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to Keep !
The Saddest thing anyone can do , is push a Loyal Person to the point that they Dont Care Anymore
Never met a STRONG person who had an EASY past !
http://wiksnwudwerks.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/groups/GatewayA ... rAssembly/


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:34 pm 
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Very nice!

I have always loved Dulcimers - and want to build one... Somehow, I just keep getting tangled up into Guitar builds, work, and chores around the house....

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:16 pm 
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I have gotten the Headstock alot closer to done , there will be more done to it before its finished . I have changed the standard scroll because its going to be a walking cane as well and have a handle there . Most dulcimers are open all the way through the Scroll area . I have 1/4" of Cherry in the back for strength .

While I was cutting you will see I ran across a Hidden sopt in the wood . It is no becomming a cherry and Ca filled knot .

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The Shallower the depth of the stream , The Louder the Babble !
The Taking Of Offense Is the Life Course Of The Stupid One !
Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
Forgiveness is the ability to accept an apology that you will probably NEVER GET
The truth will set you free , But FIRST, it will probably Piss you Off !
Creativity is allowing yourself to make Mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to Keep !
The Saddest thing anyone can do , is push a Loyal Person to the point that they Dont Care Anymore
Never met a STRONG person who had an EASY past !
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:17 pm 
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Heh, you're way out in front now. Cherry would be OK for the fretboard too. Walnut and cherry look a little funny next to each other, I think. I'd like to find a good hunk of black locust myself, I think that would work well and be hard enough.

I'd like to build some dulcimers someday too. I have several nice redwood tops that I got from Hank Maul a few years ago.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:34 pm 
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Couple Updated Pics . I do luv working with Cherry ! :D

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The Shallower the depth of the stream , The Louder the Babble !
The Taking Of Offense Is the Life Course Of The Stupid One !
Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
Forgiveness is the ability to accept an apology that you will probably NEVER GET
The truth will set you free , But FIRST, it will probably Piss you Off !
Creativity is allowing yourself to make Mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to Keep !
The Saddest thing anyone can do , is push a Loyal Person to the point that they Dont Care Anymore
Never met a STRONG person who had an EASY past !
http://wiksnwudwerks.blogspot.com/
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:47 pm 
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Lookin' good.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:03 am 
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I really like the look of your Dulcimer!

Always wanted to build one...

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A very good start on an instrument with a lean towards 19th century. Too bad theres no way to incorporate a fishing basket. I think this will be a charming instrument, it'l really make people smile :) and of course be lots of fun to play.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:50 pm 
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i really like that "cheater" method of a scrolled headstock.... may have to try that on something....


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Hey Wud, how about some more pics on that grand dulcimer?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:28 am 
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building dulcimers is a good way to get into LUTHIERIE, i think. FRIENDS OF THE MOUNTAIN DULCIMER, OR, EVERYTHING DULCIMER, are thriving websites. i've built several myself.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:38 am 
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Been real busy here but I will post a couple update Pics soon ! [:Y:]

Thanks

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The Shallower the depth of the stream , The Louder the Babble !
The Taking Of Offense Is the Life Course Of The Stupid One !
Wanna Leave a Better Planet for our Kids? How about Working on BETTER KIDS for our Planet !
Forgiveness is the ability to accept an apology that you will probably NEVER GET
The truth will set you free , But FIRST, it will probably Piss you Off !
Creativity is allowing yourself to make Mistakes, Art is knowing which ones to Keep !
The Saddest thing anyone can do , is push a Loyal Person to the point that they Dont Care Anymore
Never met a STRONG person who had an EASY past !
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