Bob

Bob

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Location: Southern New Jersey
Country: US

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Latest Activity

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Bob
@bob • 2 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Men of Harlech (a sound test):
"Thank you John :-)    "
Bob
@bob • 3 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Men of Harlech (a sound test):
"Thanks Steven. Yes I know it from that great movie, and also when Charlot Church sang it on a PBS special. Very nice song."
Bob
@bob • 3 days ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on The Mill Mill O:
"Another great job, John! I love this old tune. It's also called "The Soldier's Return" (by Robert Burns). Thanks for doing this!"
Bob
@bob • 3 days ago • comments: 4
Posted a new YouTube video:
Men of Harlech (a sound test)
Bob
@bob • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New player / New purchase":
"Holy moley thats a beautiful instrument!!!!!!!!!!!"
Bob
@bob • 4 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Daniel Morgan's March:
"I love your playing! I detect a piper's birl and a few grace notes in your melodies. Great sound!!"
Bob
@bob • 4 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Cercle Circassien:
"Awesome! What a grand tune and splendid playing (again!)."
Bob
@bob • 4 days ago • comments: 6
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: Cercle Circassien
Bob
@bob • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Nonesuch:
"Lovely- almost haunting... you're such a wonderfully talented musician, Mark!!!!"
Bob
@bob • one week ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: Nonesuch
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Bantry Girl's Lament:
"Thank you, Mandy!"
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 16
Posted a new Comment on Amazing Grace:
"Beautiful.. so pretty. Thank you Ariane."
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Working with Tropical Woods":
"That's a beauty for sure! I imagine your customer is very happy If you do want to finish Bloodwood, or any oily tropical hardwood, you can simply wipe it..."
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @kusani: Working with Tropical Woods
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on A pair of Mountan Dulcimers:
"Thanks Gekostar! One is mine and I was asked for one like it, so I just finished his (on the right). They do have a lovely sound. Black Walnut is amazing and..."
Bob
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Liked a youtube item created by @john-w: Mrs. Jamieson's Favourite
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Mrs. Jamieson's Favourite:
"So lovely!!"
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on A little Luthier:
"That's a great thought Greg! (Though maybe not a New Jersey tradition in the future!)"
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on A little Luthier:
"Thanks Steven and Robin. Special moments making special memories, indeed. I loved seeing the intense interest and skill my little guy had when he got to use..."
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 3
A little Luthier
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Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Harmony Dulcimer":
"Sounds nice Gail- do you have any photos?"
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 24
Posted a new Comment on Lady Rothmayis Lilt -- Planxty Hewlett medley:
"Just beautiful, thank you Dusty for these beautiful tunes. Your temperament on the dulcimer is like you have become one with it. Honestly, I could listen..."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on 5th Annual Dutchland Dulcimer Gathering -(PA):
"What a great event this was last year! So many fantastic and interesting and very talented people. (My first ever Dulcimer Festival) Looking forward to..."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 1
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Keith Young Teardrop:
"Beautiful wood and love that f sound hole!"
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @dave-d: Keith Young Teardrop
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @dave-d: Keith Young Teardrop
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer Build Workshops:
"Ken Hulme: Greg -- I live down in Fort Myers and can help you with building a dulcimer if you want.  I've built a couple hundred over the years...  What..."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on "Long Tom" poplar hourglass dulcimer:
"Hi John- Can you strum a video of 'Long Tom' for us before it's journey? Would be neat to hear it sing"
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Bantry Girl's Lament:
"Hi Dulcinina- I am tuned to DDGd (four equidistant strings) and playing simple "running harmonies" which fits my playing skill level LOL. It's a great tune..."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Bantry Girl's Lament:
"Thank you Steven and Ariane"
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Nylon string dulcimer by Stephens Lutherie:
"Lovely wood. (What are the four small screws for?)"
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Nylon string dulcimer by Stephens Lutherie:
"Strikingly handsome dulcimer!  "
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 6
Liked a photos item created by @bob-stephens: Nylon string dulcimer by Stephens Lutherie

Latest Group Discussions

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Bob

A really good history resource


I just stumbled across this great historical resource of Mountain...
@Bob one month ago - Comments: 3
Bob

Curly Maple Suppliers?


I am looking for a supplier of Curly Maple (and Birdseye if possible),...
@Bob 2 months ago - Comments: 9
Bob

A Fretter Box


I am not sure of something like this exists already but here is a...
@Bob 10 months ago - Comments: 3
Bob

Finishing Exotic Woods


I have a question regarding the finishing for Exotic Wood, namely...
@Bob last year - Comments: 3
Bob

Painted Poplar Dulcimer?


Hi friends, As I am finishing up October's Dulcimer in a few days, I...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 12
Bob

Compensated Bridges?


I am wondering why some Mountain Dulcimer Fret-boards are designed/cut...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 28
Bob

Hollow Fingeboards?


After sharing ideas with a pro dulcimer builder, I am planning to begin...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 6
Bob

Teardrop Dulcimer Question


If you have a Teardrop shaped dulcimer, (or make them) what is the span...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 9
Bob

Dulcimer Carry Case


I had just completed the box that July's Dulcimer will travel about in....
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 6
Bob

My first custom build


Hi all. I wanted to share some thoughts about an exciting development...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 20
Bob

Tuning Scroll variations


These are the Tuning Scrolls on my 2017 dulcimer builds. They are lots...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 3
Bob

June Dulcimer


I have started June's Dulcimer- African Mahogany and Sitka Spruce.  I...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 14
Bob

Feet


Looking for dulcimer makers thoughts here- Do you put "feet" on the...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 4
Bob

Bending Wood


Yesterday I made a pleasant discovery while using a hair dryer to dry...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 4
Bob

My Next Project


I am considering building an all Black-Walnut Mountain Dulcimer next...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 11
Bob

Glued In Frets?


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

April's Dulcimer


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

Tuning Peg Choices


I am interested in using Banjo (or viola) Style Tuning Pegs on my new...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 7
Bob

Recording and Amplifying your mountain dulcimer ?


Actually this is two questions: 1) What type of video/audio recorder...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 8
Bob

Black Walnut and Sitka Spruce Dulcimer project !


I am getting ready for my next Appalachian Dulcimer project. It will be...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 0

Latest Audio

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Latest Videos

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Men of Harlech (a sound test)

Men of Harlech (a sound test)


@Bob
3 days ago - Comments: 4
Bantry Girl's Lament

Bantry Girl's Lament


@Bob
one month ago - Comments: 9
Farewell Number Forty-four

Farewell Number Forty-four


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 3
Black Walnut Mountain Dulcimer

Black Walnut Mountain Dulcimer


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 6
Cherry and Spruce Dulcimer

Cherry and Spruce Dulcimer


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 4
A Northern Cherry Dulcimer

A Northern Cherry Dulcimer


@Bob
3 months ago - Comments: 2
Playing a new Mountain Dulcimer

Playing a new Mountain Dulcimer


@Bob
3 months ago - Comments: 5
Playing a made-up tune on my Scheitholt

Playing a made-up tune on my Scheitholt


@Bob
4 months ago - Comments: 13
Farewell to the Creeks

Farewell to the Creeks


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 5
A dulcimer is born

A dulcimer is born


@Bob
6 months ago - Comments: 3
Choi Choi

Choi Choi


@Bob
6 months ago - Comments: 6
Scheitholt sound test

Scheitholt sound test


@Bob
6 months ago - Comments: 8
Little Mary

Little Mary


@Bob
6 months ago - Comments: 7
Dulcimer 30 Sounding

Dulcimer 30 Sounding


@Bob
7 months ago - Comments: 2
Shenandoah on Number 29

Shenandoah on Number 29


@Bob
7 months ago - Comments: 7

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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."