Dulcimer #2 Build 1st entry

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Blog series by poospleasures updated 08-11-2014 11:41 PM 5 parts 10115 reads 31 comments total

Part 1: July 30

07-30-2014 11:58 PM by poospleasures | 5 comments »

Some of you all asked for this, hope you are not sorry. You can look back to my projects to see my first which is a teardrop style. This will be a hourglass style made from walnut and maple.Started the day by drawing a plan then cutting and planing some walnut for the sides 1 7/8 by appx. 34 by .130 which will be .125 after sanding. Since this is a hourglass style you need a form for the steam bent sides I made the form from some 2×4’s glued side to side for the width and added a p...

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Part 2: 2nd entry

08-02-2014 11:59 PM by poospleasures | 8 comments »

Took the sides out of the form today. There was a bit of spring back to them. Made a bunch of blocks to hold sides to the center form piece. Made the tail piece which is a glued assy. It will be glued between the back end of the side pieces. It starts to get tricky now. The wedge or part that looks like a dovetail should be exactly as thick as the sides are tall. The part glued to the back should extend on the bottom of assy as thick as your back appx. .125 to .130. On the top side leave i...

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Part 3: entry #4

08-06-2014 12:41 AM by poospleasures | 5 comments »

Welcome back everyone. Hope this holds your interest for a while longer. I am really finding out a lot of stuff as this build progresses. This has been a very long day as a problem was found and had to be overcome are all was lost on the project. Things do get more exacting as we go along. There was a question about the neck scroll, it was cut all the thru on the band saw and will be relief carved a little bit. As you can see the bottom has been trimmed and sanded flush with the sides. Nex...

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Part 4: entry #5

08-08-2014 12:38 AM by poospleasures | 6 comments »

On we go with this (fun to me) build. Had planned on getting the sound board glued on yesterday. I had a lot of company instead. One of my visitors was a friend who is a very accomplished Luither. He has been guiding me with tips and advice during these two builds. I should also give credit to the guy at the music store and to my wife’s music teacher as they are also full of tips and information also. Today starts with preparing the fret/finger board and sound boards in the sound boa...

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Part 5: entry# 6

08-11-2014 11:41 PM by poospleasures | 7 comments »

Hello again to you all. This entry will be somewhat different as things being done now do not show in the pictures. Some of these are not really a big help to you but may make you think sign your work. Looking into a sound hole to show signing and dating and showing I am not very good at wood burning. The back side just received its last finish coat a few minutes ago. Notice the small dot on the back of the neck. That is an oak dowel which runs thru the scroll cut to add strength as th...

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