Bob

Bob

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Location: Southern New Jersey
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Bob
@bob • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Irene, my heart goes out to you at such a loss. May you and all your family find peace and consolation, even in such sorrowful times. With prayers, Bob"
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
New Dulcimer Shop
The Shop 4 The Shop 2a
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Bob Gerard six string dulcimer:
"Dusty Turtle: Nice! Is that lacewood? You got it Dusty- it is a Lacewood soundboard. It's wonderful!"
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @nick-osullivan: Wonderful Thomas dulcimer by John Knopf
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos item created by @nick-osullivan: Wonderful Thomas dulcimer by John Knopf
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on An early Mountain Dulcimer and case, 1984:
"Strumelia: From NJ to NC... that's quite a change!  Enjoy your new adventures Bob.   Thank you Strumelia, Yes it is, but a really good change!"
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on A trip to the new Mountain Home:
"marg: A new adventure, I'm happy for you Thanks Marg!"
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago
@bob is now following @brother-mark-ligett
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on An early Mountain Dulcimer and case, 1984:
"IRENE: you need to show ALL the photos you had on F.B. (I only get F.B. on my phone) and wanted to see all of these up close.  36 years ago.  Thanks for..."
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on An early Mountain Dulcimer and case, 1984:
"Strumelia: Sweeeeeet.  Thanks Strumelia! It occurred to me tonight that when I was building this Mountain Dulcimer, I had actually held only one..."
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on An early Mountain Dulcimer and case, 1984:
"Steven Berger: Love those tuning pegs, Bob! How's the move been going? Thanks Steven! We are t-minus two weeks and counting. I will be driving down in..."
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on An early Mountain Dulcimer and case, 1984:
"Kevin R.: Have you had it all these years or did it just make its way back for work? I have had it all along, stored in the case. I think I looked at..."
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Newspaper:
"Yessss!"
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Liked a photos item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Newspaper
Bob
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer 102- Carty model:
"marg: (This one is going to Ireland. ) Yes, lets hope it arrives safety & I for one can't wait to hear it played. I hope the owner is a member and..."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Dutchland DulciZOOM Gathering:
"It was always a highlight of my year to come out to the Dutchland Dulcimer Gathering. Beautiful location and beautiful people. Best wishes for the Zoom..."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Hopeful Valley - Multi-track Composition:
"Splendid! Thoroughly enjoyed your music. Yes, a sad year for all students, especially those passing milestone years in their education. It seems as if you've..."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer 102- Carty model:
"Strumelia: Beautiful maple back. I also love the look of Curly Maple! And its just an amazing tone wood of course!)"
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on tru-oil:
"I havent yet, but I know of its wonderful results by many instrument builders. It's a long process but well worth it I understand."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Liked a youtube item created by @jack-ferguson: American Chestnut Demo
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer 102 The last of NJ Builds:
"Thanks very much Dusty! I hope to be building again by mid July, if all goes well"
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer 102 The last of NJ Builds:
"Terry Wilson: Bob, I love your video.  Your story, your playing, and most of all, your song.  One of my all time favorites on harmonica.  You did well...."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer 102 The last of NJ Builds:
"Steven Berger: That is gonna be one lucky person in Ireland, Bob! And good luck in your new home.....NJ's loss, NC's gain! I know it will love..."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer 102- Carty model:
"IRENE: JUST BEAUTIFUL AS EVER.....AND every one you make is a little different.  Beautiful woods you choose.   What state is this one going to?   aloha,..."
Bob
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new YouTube video:
Dulcimer 102 The last of NJ Builds
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on What kind of wood:
"I have used Cyprus for sound boards and its wonderful tone wood (It's used a lot on flamenco guitars.) If you want to utilize Red Oak, I agree with Bobby..."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Liked a photos item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Butternut and Osage Shoat Hogfiddle
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on A trip to the new Mountain Home:
"Thanks @john-c-knopf , @strumelia and @irene It's beautiful 4.7 acres with woods, meadow, a lawn and a wonderful mountain stream that is..."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on A trip to the new Mountain Home:
"Terry, yes indeed, it is amazing country. We made final settlement today. It's ours now We will be moving in this summer after the kids finish school...."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your favorite tune or dulcimer to play this month?":
"Though I don't have a particular favorite dulcimer to play, somehow I found myself really enjoying the simple melody of a hymn called "Oh God Almighty..."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Finish":
"Gennaro, have you tried Minwax Wipe-on Poly? I have gotten good results with it."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Liked a soundcloud item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Come thou fount of every blessing
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on A trip to the new Mountain Home:
"Steven Berger: Congratulations, Bob! A beautiful place, indeed! Not too far from Mayberry, either! Yes Steven, just 15 miles from downtown!"

Latest Group Discussions

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Bob

Double-bottomed dulcimer question


Hi friends, I am working on a double-bottomed dulcimer like those found...
@Bob last year - Comments: 10
Bob

A really good history resource


I just stumbled across this great historical resource of Mountain...
@Bob last year - Comments: 3
Bob

Curly Maple Suppliers?


I am looking for a supplier of Curly Maple (and Birdseye if possible),...
@Bob last year - Comments: 10
Bob

Teardrop Dulcimer Question


If you have a Teardrop shaped dulcimer, (or make them) what is the span...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 9
Bob

Starting a new dulcimer


I got started on my next dulcimer- of Purple Heart )Tuning Head, Fret...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 30
Bob

Staining wood?


Hi friends! I am at the point in my new project to think about how I...
@Bob 4 years ago - Comments: 9
Bob

Sound post or Under-brace ?


So, the 'concept dulcimer' I am building is coming along now, and I...
@Bob 4 years ago - Comments: 7
Bob

Selecting the wood finish


Hi all,I will be soon completing my next mountain dulcimer, made from...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 7
Bob

Painted Poplar Dulcimer?


Hi friends, As I am finishing up October's Dulcimer in a few days, I am...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 12
Bob

My Next Project


I am considering building an all Black-Walnut Mountain Dulcimer next...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 11
Bob

My first custom build


Hi all. I wanted to share some thoughts about an exciting development...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 20
Bob

June Dulcimer


I have started June's Dulcimer- African Mahogany and Sitka Spruce.  I...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 14
Bob

Hollow Fingeboards?


After sharing ideas with a pro dulcimer builder, I am planning to begin...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 6
Bob

Glued In Frets?


So, I have been reading about various ways of finishing fingerboards...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 2
Bob

Dulcimer Carry Case


I had just completed the box that July's Dulcimer will travel about in....
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 6
Bob

Compensated Bridges?


I am wondering why some Mountain Dulcimer Fret-boards are designed/cut...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 28
Bob

Buzzing String


So, I have a slight buzz on my melody string and I can think of two...
@Bob 4 years ago - Comments: 9
Bob

Black Walnut and Sitka Spruce Dulcimer project !


I am getting ready for my next Appalachian Dulcimer project. It will...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 0
Bob

A Fretter Box


I am not sure of something like this exists already but here is a...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 3
Bob

Recording and Amplifying your mountain dulcimer ?


Actually this is two questions: 1) What type of video/audio recorder...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 8

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Latest Videos

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Dulcimer 102 The last of NJ Builds

Dulcimer 102 The last of NJ Builds


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 6
A trip to the new Mountain Home

A trip to the new Mountain Home


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 12
Sound Sample of Number 100

Sound Sample of Number 100


@Bob
3 months ago - Comments: 1
Quilted Maple back on Dulcimer #100.

Quilted Maple back on Dulcimer #100.


@Bob
3 months ago - Comments: 1
Hard Times Come Again No More

Hard Times Come Again No More


@Bob
3 months ago - Comments: 7
A hymn

A hymn


@Bob
4 months ago - Comments: 6
Sound test of Mount'n Dulcimer #98

Sound test of Mount'n Dulcimer #98


@Bob
4 months ago - Comments: 3
Dulcimer Sound Comparison

Dulcimer Sound Comparison


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 8
Mountain Dulcimer 93

Mountain Dulcimer 93


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 1
Buttons and Strings

Buttons and Strings


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 4
Funning on a new dulcimer

Funning on a new dulcimer


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 3
Dulcimer 91 "Troubadour Fin"

Dulcimer 91 "Troubadour Fin"


@Bob
6 months ago - Comments: 2
Sound Check of Dulcimer #88

Sound Check of Dulcimer #88


@Bob
6 months ago - Comments: 5
Four Green Fields

Four Green Fields


@Bob
7 months ago - Comments: 2
Double-Bottom Mountain Dulcimer

Double-Bottom Mountain Dulcimer


@Bob
7 months ago - Comments: 6

Latest Photos

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The Shop 2a.jpg
The Shop 4.jpg
Dul 6.jpg
Dul 2.jpg
102 done g.jpg
102 done f.jpg
100 a.jpg
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100 m.jpg
99 New 5.jpg
99 New 7.jpg
99 New 8.jpg
98 done 5.jpg
98 done 6.jpg
98 done 2.jpg
98 done 1.jpg
a set of dulcimers 2.jpg
a set of dulcimers.jpg

Latest Forum Discussions

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What's your Favorite Finger Board length?

Posted: Wednesday April 12 2017, 12:18 PM
By: @Bob

Mountain Dulcimer and Scottish Border Pipes

Posted: Saturday November 26 2016, 9:14 PM
By: @Bob

Installing Question~Perfection Planetary...

Posted: Sunday February 9 2014, 10:54 AM
By: @Ken Longfield

Tuning a dulcimer to itself

Posted: Saturday January 4 2014, 3:13 AM
By: @Jan Potts

Comments

Jim Phillips
06/04/18 12:37:48PM @jim-at-gcreek:

Bob,

I sent a private message to you.

Jim-At-Gcreek

Jim Phillips


Bob
06/02/18 08:42:19AM @bob:

Jim Phillips:

Bob,

 

Now set up to "follow" you.

 

 

 

JimP

Thanks Jim- we're all set now.


Jim Phillips
06/01/18 09:50:46PM @jim-at-gcreek:

Bob,

Now set up to "follow" you.

 

JimP


Jim Phillips
06/01/18 09:47:19PM @jim-at-gcreek:

Bob,

Yes,  I will contact you by private messaging.  I will set up to follow you and you will need to set up for following me.

If you deicide to purchase some panels or other materials, I will make donation to "Friends of Mountain Dulcimer".

 

JimP


robert schuler
02/22/17 12:18:05PM @robert-schuler:

Bob:

robert schuler:

Bob... thanks for your comment on my new galax model. I knew there had to be a few local folks in SJ that played dulcimer. Don't you get tired of always having to explain what the thing is to everybody. good luck with the small pipes, I like small, northumberland and uileann pipes, anything with drones. Im also into 18 century history, reenacting is cool but too expensive a hobby for me. Being a farmer limits my free time for fun stuff... thanks again... Robert

I would love to stop by for a visit some day when you've got a few free moments. I suppose it would be a twenty minute drive right down ol' Rt 55 to your location.

I've not met a dulcimer builder before, and it would be a privileged to meet you!

Hello Bob... sorry I could not get back to you sooner. Yes Id be glad to meet you. I have a large collection of instruments your free to play. I can generally make time to meet whenever its convenient for you. most likely weekday afternoons... Robert.. 


Bob
02/17/17 01:50:31PM @bob:

robert schuler:

Bob... thanks for your comment on my new galax model. I knew there had to be a few local folks in SJ that played dulcimer. Don't you get tired of always having to explain what the thing is to everybody. good luck with the small pipes, I like small, northumberland and uileann pipes, anything with drones. Im also into 18 century history, reenacting is cool but too expensive a hobby for me. Being a farmer limits my free time for fun stuff... thanks again... Robert

I would love to stop by for a visit some day when you've got a few free moments. I suppose it would be a twenty minute drive right down ol' Rt 55 to your location.

I've not met a dulcimer builder before, and it would be a privileged to meet you!


robert schuler
02/17/17 01:22:08PM @robert-schuler:

Bob... thanks for your comment on my new galax model. I knew there had to be a few local folks in SJ that played dulcimer. Don't you get tired of always having to explain what the thing is to everybody. good luck with the small pipes, I like small, northumberland and uileann pipes, anything with drones. Im also into 18 century history, reenacting is cool but too expensive a hobby for me. Being a farmer limits my free time for fun stuff... thanks again... Robert


Sam
12/18/16 12:47:09PM @sam:

Hi Bob, Sam here, I have a very small nature/photography site: awenaturale.boards.net


Jim Fawcett
12/30/13 09:28:16PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Bob, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us. From one PA'er to another.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
12/30/13 08:13:57PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

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

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Rob N Lackey
12/30/13 06:58:00PM @rob-n-lackey:

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

Rob


Karen Keane
12/30/13 05:50:50PM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. this is a great plae to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy.
John Keane
12/30/13 05:23:07PM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!


Ken Longfield
12/30/13 04:56:33PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Bob. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."