Thanks for the warm welcome.
A little about me… I’m a Experiential Educator and when COVID hit I made the transition to teaching woodworking to proven risk young adults. (18-25) Growing up with a passion for the arts especially working with wood. It didn’t take long to decide I might enjoy building a dulcimer between sessions with my idle time. With a little coaching from a coworker who has been doing this for some time I started to explore. In my cover picture you’ll see my first two. Little Bear and Big Bear.
Little Bear is asymmetric 27.5 scale length tuned in DAD. Mahogany back and sides with red spruce top milled from my own property and a walnut finger board, neck and peg stock. Using Deer antler for the nut, saddle and break.
Big Bear is a 26.875 scale length tuned in AEA. Curly walnut back top and sides. Wenge and birds eye maple finger board, flamed birch peg stock and ebony nut saddle and break. Both have laser cut sound holes and etched artwork along the fretboard and peg stock.
I have just begun my third and am excited to see where this journey takes me. Always looking to improve and try new skills. This level of woodworking is a new challenge in patients and not getting stuck perseverating on the tiniest details.
Thanks again for the warm welcome and allowing me into this group.