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Project by hodji posted 03-03-2014 12:31 AM 1185 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is one of those projects that I have had in the shop/closet for a few years and finally finished it.

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#1 posted 03-03-2014 02:19 AM

May WE Have Some Details Please.

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#2 posted 03-03-2014 04:53 AM

Details, Details…. Beautiful.

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#3 posted 03-03-2014 05:03 AM

Looks like bookmatched birdseye and cherry, very nice.

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#4 posted 03-03-2014 10:13 PM

this is my second attempt at a dulcimer. the first attempt was out of black walnut it was beautiful but the sound quality was very pour to put it nicely. So I done some research and found out that you need to use soft and hard woods on most stringed instruments. We was on vacation in 2011 at Colorado and fond a dulcimer shop that had kits for sale. Yes “Kits” I picked out the wood and parts and brought them home to the closet till now.
The shop was Cripple Creek Dulcimers if you want to cheat too. The wood was cherry and the other was book matched soft maple.

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#5 posted 03-04-2014 01:23 AM

Thank You bodji. I appreciate Your Added Information

Regards: Rick.

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#6 posted 03-04-2014 02:26 AM

Dulcimer are some of the nicest instruments around. I remember spending hours as a kid watching old man Hines build dulcimer in his basement shop. Even then I knew they were special instruments. Just thinking about what I know now as a woodworker, knowing what it takes to make one of these fines instruments makes me appreciate those hours of watching more special. Making it from a kit takes nothing away from the project at all.

Thanks for sharing.

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