Dulcimer case

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Project by johnstoneb posted 06-22-2017 06:13 PM 1442 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided I needed to make a case for the mountain dulcimer I made for the wife. This is made from Eastern Red Cedar. I made a box mitered corners with dovetail spines then cut the top off. The fun began when cutting the foam and covering it. I definitely need to work on my sewing skills. Everything fits the dulcimer is a little tight will cut the foam on the other side of the line next time. Laminated some maple and cedar for the handle. Finished with lacquer.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#1 posted 06-22-2017 07:39 PM

Really nice.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-22-2017 07:47 PM

Looks Great!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#3 posted 06-22-2017 08:50 PM

That’s a great case. She will love it!

-- Marsha, Northeast Ohio

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#4 posted 06-22-2017 10:13 PM

Bruce you have produced a beautiful piece of work from start to finish.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#5 posted 06-23-2017 01:07 PM

Very nice. This post has inspired me to get back looking at a build I started on paper a couple years ago – a case for an antique bowl-back mandolin.

-- Ed

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#6 posted 06-23-2017 03:05 PM

A great music box.


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#7 posted 06-23-2017 05:06 PM

This is a beautiful dulcimer case and is so beautifully done. It shows a lot of nice craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 06-23-2017 05:40 PM


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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