Bill Robison

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Location: Brazil, IN
Country: US

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Bill Robison
@bill-robison • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Old Molly Hare:
"Great sound Dan! Bill R"
Bill Robison
@bill-robison • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Covered Bridge Waltz :
"Nice job Martin, I will be in covered bridge area at the end of April, will be playing that song then. Bill R"
Bill Robison
@bill-robison • 2 weeks ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on Box Dulcimers:
"I have finished my first TMMB. I used 1/4" poplar for the back and sides and was given 2 pieces of 1/8" poplar that came from a salvage barn beam. The barn..."
Bill Robison
@bill-robison • one month ago • comments: 14
Posted a new Comment on @martin-oesterle:
"Martin, Great job on Rock the Cradle Joe!! I play in three groups in central Indiana , USA. One is mostly beginners. I  am working on a foot Clacker for..."
Bill Robison
@bill-robison • one month ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on Box Dulcimers:
"Thanks for the Info Salt Springs, Those are what I was looking for. The general dimensions  given will give me a guide"
Bill Robison
@bill-robison • one month ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on Box Dulcimers:
"I Have seen websites showing Pictures of box dulcimers in museums but can't seem to locate them now.  Does anyone know of any of these sites? I intend to..."
Bill Robison
@bill-robison • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Created a new Group discussion "Soundhole reinforcement":
"What material do you use to reinforce the intricate soundhole designs?  Wood at a90 deg to grain  for fabric with glue? I don't have access to  a laser or..."
Dulcimer Making
Bill Robison
@bill-robison • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "delicate sound hole reinforcement":
"I have seen many sound hole designs on here and was wondering what you use for reinforcement under and around those intricate designs."
Bill Robison
@bill-robison • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Bill's dulcimers:
"Thanks Robin, I feel the same way. I have become a fixture in the local festivals and Christmas programs for a bout 5 years now. Before  Covid hit  I was..."
Bill Robison
@bill-robison • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @acn:
"Thanks ACN. The catalpa is an extremely lightweight wood but also tough. It has a very strong but very mellow sound. Extra care is needed on the finish..."
Bill Robison
@bill-robison • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"I had my first covid shot two weeks ago.  I was  impressed by the professionalism of the volunteers and how organized they were! No after effects other than..."
Bill Robison
@bill-robison • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How is the COVID-19 coronavirus affecting you?":
"Covid has had us inside for way to long!  Heavy snow now will require firing up the snow blower so at least I have reason to go outside.   Not so bad though..."
Bill Robison
Bill Robison
@bill-robison • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Bridge feet contact area":
"I have completed a "what if" all poplar hourglass instrument, 26.5 VSL and the fretboard "floats" it is only in contact with the top at the peghead and..."
Bill Robison
@bill-robison • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on An unusual wood:
"Sorry I didn't load it properly"
Bill Robison
@bill-robison • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Created a new Group discussion "An unusual wood":
"This is made of Tiger catalpa wood,  Its unusual to find it with such grain. It is very light in weight and pretty grainy so it takes more time to finish...."
Dulcimer Making
Bill Robison
@bill-robison • 3 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Number 1 21:
"Nice Look Dan! What stain did you u se?"

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Bill Robison

Soundhole reinforcement


What material do you use to reinforce the intricate soundhole designs?...
@Bill Robison 2 months ago - Comments: 2
Bill Robison

An unusual wood


This is made of Tiger catalpa wood,  Its unusual to find it with such...
@Bill Robison 2 months ago - Comments: 4
Bill Robison

Sound hole areas


Does anyone have reference to studies reguarding soundhole size and...
@Bill Robison last year - Comments: 4
Bill Robison

"Roasted" soft curly maple for dulcimers?


has anyone tried the "roasted "curly soft maple for a dulcimer?  Also, I...
@Bill Robison 2 years ago - Comments: 5
Bill Robison

half frets under a single string


I have been asked to put a 1 1/2 fret under the middle string, rather...
@Bill Robison 4 years ago - Comments: 10
Bill Robison

optimum wood thickness


what do you as builders prefer the wood thickness to be on your...
@Bill Robison 3 years ago - Comments: 3
Bill Robison

Relative bridge location to Tailpiece block


I have about 80 dulcimers that I have built, and recently run into a...
@Bill Robison 3 years ago - Comments: 9
Bill Robison

Sound posts?


has anyone tried sound posts on a dulcimer? since a lot of the bridges...
@Bill Robison 6 years ago - Comments: 7
Bill Robison

Dorsey Williams Dulcimer


Hope someone can enlighten me on this dulcimer. It has a tag inside...
@Bill Robison 6 years ago - Comments: 5
Bill Robison

WARREN MAY DULCIMER


Is anyone familiar with Warren May dulcimers? This is about 20 yrs old...
@Bill Robison 7 years ago - Comments: 5
Bill Robison

finish on poplar


I am getting ready to assemble an instrument, all yellow poplar ecept...
@Bill Robison 7 years ago - Comments: 11
Bill Robison

Playing at nursing homes


Hi, I am a fairly new dulcimer fan , about 3 years now, I play at 4...
@Bill Robison 7 years ago - Comments: 1
Bill Robison

carved scrolls


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

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Latest Forum Discussions

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delicate sound hole reinforcement

Posted: Friday March 5 2021, 5:02 PM
By: @Ken Hulme

Bridge feet contact area

Posted: Tuesday February 9 2021, 9:58 PM
By: @robert schuler

Hollow or solid fret boards

Posted: Sunday January 10 2021, 12:28 PM
By: @Dan

"Floating" Fretboards

Posted: Tuesday January 5 2021, 6:05 PM
By: @robert schuler

Curved back dulcimers

Posted: Friday November 27 2020, 5:20 AM
By: @Dan

Group sync

Posted: Sunday December 16 2018, 1:56 PM
By: @Strumelia

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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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