Tim Good Man

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Location: Geneva New York (Finger Lakes Region)
Country: USA !

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65 year old man. Put the emphasis where ya please. Music major in college 45 years ago. Worked the next 45 in the title insurance business. Divorced bout 40, raised two fantastic sons. Remarried about 10 years ago to my Queen. She makes everybody around her better. We retired and relocated to Geneva, NY in the Finger Lakes Region of New York Sate. The people are wonderful and every day we feel like we are on vacation.

as long as I can remember, I was a hobbiest and a modeler. From slot car, model cars, balsa and tissue airplane to gas powered planes and boats, rocketry to fishing and bicycling. Music (drums) occupied a good part of my life from grade 5-college.

As I said, I retired about 2 years ago and immediately preturned to younger days. Kite flying, model railroadng, drone flying, music comp and recordng, ukulele playing, wood carving, gardening and planting trees. I am so gratefull to have the time and means to do this, as well as have a wnderfull wife to share, understand me, and allows my freedom to grow.

so its no wonder I want to build a dulcimer! I used my chain saw to harvest some slabs of cherry for top and bottom. 10' wide! Maple plank for sides and black walnut for fret boad and head. Now just got to be patient curing the weed.

any body know where I can get some good plans for teardrop mountan dulcimer? I feel cmfortable designing my own but would want some clarification on head and stringing/tuning.

and oh yes, that is Webster, our White Lab. He is so gentle, pensive and loves walks through our woods like all labs he loves to eat and treat time is a pretty special time!

thank to anyone taking time to read. I  Am excited to take On this project,

the best to all,

Tim Good Man

 

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@tim-good-man • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on First time builder:
"hi Ken, thanks for the reply! I just ordered the Chet Hines book at John's suggestion. Once I get off the ground (and the weather gets better in Finger..."
Tim Good Man
 
@tim-good-man • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on First time builder:
"Hi John, I am still getting used to which buttons to click to reply, etc....anyhow I just ordered a signed and dated issue from Amazon. Thank you for the..."
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@tim-good-man • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on First time builder:
"John C. Knopf: Tim, I have full-size drawings/prints of a Scott Antes hourglass and teardrop dulcimer.  These are large instruments, designed for four..."
Tim Good Man
 
@tim-good-man • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Created a new Group discussion "First time builder":
"Hi all, Picking trees from wood lot, cutting some boards, waxing and drying. in the mean time I want to get a handle on the build. Particularly the head..."
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@tim-good-man • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Drying freshly harvested wood...":
"Thany you every one. I will keep you informed, . Any body ever use thr techniqe of whacking the butt end to determine moisture content?"
Tim Good Man
 
@tim-good-man • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Drying freshly harvested wood...":
"Yea, i won't put it near the fire place, just in the same room which geet warm enough. Also we use a small fan which generally keeps the air smoothly gently..."
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@tim-good-man • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Drying fresh cut wood":
"Hi, according to my past experiences I feel quite competent in building my first dulcimer. However, I know I will have several if not many questions and..."
Tim Good Man
 
@tim-good-man • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Drying freshly harvested wood...":
"Thanks Kusani, pretty much what I figured too. We have a wood stove insert in the fireplace in our livingroom. Puts out nice dry heat. I think I may put the..."
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Tim Good Man
 
@tim-good-man • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Drying freshly harvested wood...":
"Hi, according to my past experiences I feel quite competent in building my first dulcimer. However, I know I will have several if not many questions and..."
Tim Good Man
 
@tim-good-man • 2 months ago • comments: 108
Posted a new Comment on @ken-longfield:
"Thanks Ken!"

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Drying freshly harvested wood...

Posted: Saturday January 21 2017, 11:23 AM
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Drying fresh cut wood

Posted: Friday January 20 2017, 10:12 PM
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Jim Fawcett
01/21/17 07:58:39AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Tim, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Cynthia Wigington
01/21/17 07:00:23AM @cynthia-wigington:

Greetings from Vermont Tim and welcome to the site. Super you are building a dulcimer - they really are too much fun.


Rob N Lackey
01/20/17 07:47:52PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Tim, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob

 


Benjamin W Barr Jr
01/20/17 04:59:18PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Tim, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

Ben


Ken Longfield
01/20/17 03:45:34PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Tim Good Man. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."