Bill Robison

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Location: Brazil, IN
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@bill-robison • 4 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Basswood as a tone wood?:
"I started out using Basswod and Yellow Poplar for tops with Black walnut sides and back.  Sound was fine, wood is common here but as others have said, it is..."

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"Roasted" soft curly maple for dulcimers?


has anyone tried the "roasted "curly soft maple for a dulcimer?  Also, I...
@Bill Robison 6 months ago - Comments: 5
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optimum wood thickness


what do you as builders prefer the wood thickness to be on your...
@Bill Robison 10 months ago - Comments: 3
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Relative bridge location to Tailpiece block


I have about 80 dulcimers that I have built, and recently run into a...
@Bill Robison last year - Comments: 9
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half frets under a single string


I have been asked to put a 1 1/2 fret under the middle string, rather...
@Bill Robison 2 years ago - Comments: 10
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Sound posts?


has anyone tried sound posts on a dulcimer? since a lot of the bridges...
@Bill Robison 4 years ago - Comments: 9
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Dorsey Williams Dulcimer


Hope someone can enlighten me on this dulcimer. It has a tag inside...
@Bill Robison 4 years ago - Comments: 5
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WARREN MAY DULCIMER


Is anyone familiar with Warren May dulcimers? This is about 20 yrs old...
@Bill Robison 5 years ago - Comments: 5
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finish on poplar


I am getting ready to assemble an instrument, all yellow poplar ecept...
@Bill Robison 5 years ago - Comments: 13
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Playing at nursing homes


Hi, I am a fairly new dulcimer fan , about 3 years now, I play at 4...
@Bill Robison 5 years ago - Comments: 4
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carved scrolls


has anyone tried carving the scrolls in relief, similar to a violin...
@Bill Robison 5 years ago - Comments: 7

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Posted: Sunday December 16 2018, 1:56 PM
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c fred11
08/03/18 10:41:34PM @c-fred11:

Hello Bill, I noticed that that you live near Brazil. Maybe we could meet up and play sometime, as I am also from the Brazil area.


Jason Woods
02/23/18 09:06:46AM @jason-woods:

I am new to wood working & instruments in general. I just built a ban jammer but when I go to play different chords they all sound the same. If you could suggest anything I need to do I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you very much for your time,Jason.


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Bill Robison
05/21/16 08:13:19AM @bill-robison:

My latest Banjo dulcimer , made from Indiana yellow poplar


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Sharon Day
03/21/16 06:19:05PM @sharon-day:
> Sorry to say, i put the festival in the hands of new organizers. Due to complications, the festival has been cancelled.

Julia Poor
09/03/14 04:04:32PM @julia-poor:

Bill,

Thanks. Smile.gif

We were having our dulcimer group last night, and a man came in from another meeting that was being held in the building to ask about dulcimers. His wife is interested in playing, and he asked if there was anyone in Rockville. I'll try to get in touch with him. You''d be about 20 minutes or so from Rockville, wouldn't you?

I did point him in Bill Berg's direction for a beginner dulcimer.

I'll let you know what I find out.

Julia


John Keane
03/31/14 08:06:12PM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to the FOTMD crew!


Jim Fawcett
03/31/14 08:02:00PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Bill, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Ken Longfield
03/31/14 07:50:04PM @ken-longfield:

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

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Karen Keane
03/31/14 06:34:25PM @karen-keane:
Hello and welcome to the site. This is a great place to share ideas and listen to music. I hope you enjoy!
Rob N Lackey
03/31/14 06:30:39PM @rob-n-lackey:

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

Rob


Benjamin W Barr Jr
03/31/14 05:19:30PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Bill, 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.

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