Strum stick / Dulcitar

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Project by cpd011 posted 12-22-2014 03:53 AM 2481 views 6 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Santa finally finished! This was my first attempt at building any type of musical instrument. I thought that they would make good gifts for my two young children and my brother in law’s two kids. I ended up with seven because that’s where the wood ran out. The necks, body sides and backs are made of mahogany.
The sound boards are made of white oak and black walnut. I don’t know if they were the best choices for sound but I thought the contrast would look cool. You can find the plans for them online and for a first attempt they were pretty easy to make. Total cost of materials including the wood and hardware was about $110. They’re kind of neat little instruments and I already have ideas in my head about making some with larger sound boxes. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 12-22-2014 06:41 AM

Nice work, I have been wanting to make one of these.

-- Vince

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#2 posted 12-22-2014 02:35 PM

Those are very nice. I made one and it was a blast to make, I let my son take it home to play with for a while and it got stolen!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 12-22-2014 09:27 PM

Very nice! Just made my first “tribute” CBG… musical instruments are great to make, and also a joy when played on by somebody who has the talent!

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal

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#4 posted 12-23-2014 04:21 AM

Really nice work on these, I am sure they will be greatly accepted and displayed

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Randall Sly

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#5 posted 12-28-2014 10:57 PM

Great things come out of santa’s sweat shop! Nice work

-- I could retire nicely if I could sell my experience for what it cost me.

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