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Latest Activity

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Bob
 
@bob • 3 days ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on 'Simple Gifts' on Mountain Dulcimer:
"Thanks Cindy! That song is one of my favorites"
Bob
 
@bob • 4 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Please don't be as stupid as me!:
"I worked in a Custom Woodshop where they always took the safety guards off the table saws. OSHA would come for an inspection and the employees at the shop..."
Bob
 
@bob • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thomas completed":
"Stunning instrument Kevin!"
Bob
 
@bob • one week ago • comments: 0
September's Dulcimer
25 bob s
Bob
 
@bob • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Making a Tuning Scroll:
"Thank you Strumelia :-)  I get nice lighting from the window.  "
Bob
 
@bob • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Ukulele construction":
"Wow Ken- looks like a great (and extensive) project! Hope you keep us posted, along with photos, as to how they are  coming along!"
Bob
 
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on 'Simple Gifts' on Mountain Dulcimer:
"I am glad you enjoyed it Joe :)"
Bob
 
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Number 1 - 16:
"Beautiful work and beautiful purfling."
Bob
 
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Number 27 :
"Beautiful... just Wow !  "
Bob
 
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Making a Tuning Scroll:
"Hi Irene- Thanks. I don't know what to call that little "lip" on the bottom... its a stylized bud or a stem, but lip might work. It still needs some details,..."
Bob
 
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Teardrop Dulcimer Question":
"Thanks Jan- Thanks very much for your suggestions. Maybe I will use the 25.5 vsl on a deep bodied dulcimer. Might be a nice sound!"
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on 'Simple Gifts' on Mountain Dulcimer:
"Thanks Marg and Shawn"
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Teardrop Dulcimer Question":
"Hi John and Ken, Thanks- I was happy to listen/watch several of your Teardrop dulcimer videos, John, and like the sounds of them! He did not request a..."
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Teardrop Dulcimer Question":
"Thanks Ken, I appreciate your suggestion. The customer doesnt want a baritone, but likes a good base sound. He wants it in the same style as my latest make..."
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Teardrop Dulcimer Question":
"If you have a Teardrop shaped dulcimer, (or make them) what is the span of the teardrop dulcimer at it's widest point? I was asked to build one and am..."
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Student Dulcimers - Lots of them!!!!:
"What a great story and terrific accomplishment. Your dedication is inspiring. The dulcimer sounds really lovely as well. Can't imagine how wonderful all 20..."
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on 'Simple Gifts' on Mountain Dulcimer:
"Thank you friends, for the kind comments! I had been wanting to build this Black Walnut dulcimer for some time now, and glad the opportunity came. My next..."
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 12
Posted a new YouTube video:
'Simple Gifts' on Mountain Dulcimer
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Ready for Strings!:
"Thank you Strumelia !"
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Ready for Strings!:
"Thanks Brenda!"
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Ready for Strings!:
"Hi Irene, thanks for the very nice compliment!  The tuners i use are Gotoh Banjo tuners. They are really good. For finishing, I found that the Minwax Wipe..."
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos by @salt-springs:
Bird of Paradise starting its bloom
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Ready for Strings!:
"Hi Dusty, Yes I just love the design of the soundholes as well. The wood overlay is a Central American hardwood called Chakte Vega. It's quite oily so it..."
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Recording practice sessions":
"*sigh* I remember the days when we just used Cassette recorders..."
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Ready for Strings!
aug 5a aug 5 aug 7 aug 9a
Bob
 
@bob • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on August's Dulcimer:
"Thanks Irene! What kind of camera are you using? I use a basic "point and shoot" Nikon Coolpix digital camera (it also has a video function that I use to..."
Bob
 
@bob • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on August's Dulcimer:
"Thanks Robin. I enjoy seeing how it is unfolding. "
Bob
 
@bob • one month ago • comments: 0
August's Dulcimer
august 1 august 3 a august 5 august 10
Bob
 
@bob • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Boys of Wexford & Banish Misfortune:
"Beautiful!"
Bob
 
@bob • one month ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Which frets should I add?:
"I built a custom dulcimer that had the 1.5 fret and 8.5 frets. I am not a very good player to begin with, but they really threw me off!   "
Bob
 
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer Carry Case":
"Don Grundy: WOW! thanks Don :-)"
Bob
 
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer Carry Case":
"Thank you! And it was fun to make :-)"
Bob
 
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Off to her new home:
"Jan- it was a fun dulcimer to build, and the case was a bonus because it let me try out a new idea (my hand at a Pennsylvania-Dutch motif). The tone of "July..."
Bob
 
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Off to her new home:
"Thank you Tikelly "

Latest Group Discussions

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Bob

Tuning Scroll variations


These are the Tuning Scrolls on my 2017 dulcimer builds. They are lots...
@Bob 3 months ago - Comments: 3
Bob

Feet


Looking for dulcimer makers thoughts here- Do you put "feet" on the...
@Bob 4 months ago - Comments: 4
Bob

Bending Wood


Yesterday I made a pleasant discovery while using a hair dryer to dry...
@Bob 5 months ago - Comments: 4
Bob

April's Dulcimer


Calling this new mountain dulcimer "April" (my build for this month),...
@Bob 6 months ago - Comments: 2
Bob

Tuning Peg Choices


I am interested in using Banjo (or viola) Style Tuning Pegs on my new...
@Bob 7 months ago - Comments: 7
Bob

On to my next project!


I have been preparing materials for my next dulcimer; an Hourglass...
@Bob 9 months ago - Comments: 5
Bob

Getting back to work on my dulcimer!


Well, it was two years ago that I drew up a design for a new Mountain...
@Bob 10 months ago - Comments: 4
Bob

Pre-made Fretboards?


So, I am in the early /preliminary stages of building a new dulcimer,...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 11

Latest Audio

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Latest Videos

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'Simple Gifts' on Mountain Dulcimer

'Simple Gifts' on Mountain Dulcimer


@Bob
4 weeks ago - Comments: 12
July's Song ("MacPherson's Lament')

July's Song ("MacPherson's Lament')


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 1
Playing June

Playing June


@Bob
3 months ago - Comments: 5
Mrs Hamilton of Pitcaithlands

Mrs Hamilton of Pitcaithlands


@Bob
4 months ago - Comments: 5
"South Wind"

"South Wind"


@Bob
4 months ago - Comments: 1
Playing April

Playing April


@Bob
4 months ago - Comments: 8
Unknown Name (Anyone know it?)

Unknown Name (Anyone know it?)


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 2
Ecouter, Ecouter

Ecouter, Ecouter


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 8
The Minstrel Boy

The Minstrel Boy


@Bob
6 months ago - Comments: 6
Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace


@Bob
6 months ago - Comments: 8
Oh, Snenandoah

Oh, Snenandoah


@Bob
7 months ago - Comments: 15
Coleman's March (Finger Plucking)

Coleman's March (Finger Plucking)


@Bob
9 months ago - Comments: 3
Coleman's March

Coleman's March


@Bob
9 months ago - Comments: 6
First play on my new dulcimer (last night).

First play on my new dulcimer (last night).


@Bob
10 months ago - Comments: 17

Latest Photos

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Teardrop Dulcimer Question

Posted: Sunday September 3 2017, 11:55 PM
By: @Bob

Dulcimer Carry Case

Posted: Wednesday August 9 2017, 10:09 PM
By: @Bob

June's Dulcimer For Sale

Posted: Monday July 24 2017, 10:50 PM
By: @Bob

My first custom build

Posted: Monday July 17 2017, 9:33 PM
By: @Bob

June Dulcimer

Posted: Monday June 26 2017, 10:02 PM
By: @Bob

My Next Project

Posted: Friday June 2 2017, 11:16 AM
By: @Bob

Glued In Frets?

Posted: Tuesday April 25 2017, 6:52 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Starting a new dulcimer

Posted: Wednesday April 19 2017, 9:30 PM
By: @John C. Knopf

What's your Favorite Finger Board length?

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

Recording and Amplifying your mountain...

Posted: Sunday February 12 2017, 1:39 PM
By: @Ken Longfield

Black Walnut and Sitka Spruce Dulcimer...

Posted: Tuesday February 7 2017, 12:06 PM
By: @Bob

Selecting the wood finish

Posted: Friday February 3 2017, 7:24 PM
By: @Bob

Buzzing String

Posted: Tuesday December 20 2016, 3:29 PM
By: @Bee Lick Farm

Sound post or Under-brace ?

Posted: Monday November 28 2016, 11:48 AM
By: @Bob

Mountain Dulcimer and Scottish Border Pipes

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

Staining wood?

Posted: Saturday November 26 2016, 7:29 AM
By: @Ken Hulme

Installing Question~Perfection Planetary...

Posted: Sunday February 9 2014, 6:42 PM
By: @Jerry McGaha

Tuning a dulcimer to itself

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

Comments

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


Carrie Barnes
12/30/13 06:38:15PM @carrie-barnes:

Hey Bob, and Welcome to FOTMD! Great site, even greater folks here, hope you enjoy!Grin.gif


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."