Bob

Bob

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Location: Southern New Jersey
Country: US

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Fatcat Ferrator JulieAnn Carolyn Bausinger Ariane Dusty Turtle chris hornby Bill S Banjimer Black Dog Bess Gregg Schneeman Janene Millen Gordo in OZ Blackhawk13 Linda Boies Jack Ferguson Slate Creek Dulcimers Salt Springs Noah Cline Geckostar97 Lulu Phil Myers travelthestars David Bennett Strumelia Jim Phillips mark willingham Elvensong Randy Adams Cynthia Wigington LisaJr Dedicated DAD Norm Williams Rob N Lackey Robin Clark Windhavn Stewart McCormick Shayne C. Sheryl St. Clare dulcinina Rick Garrett Kevin R. Robin Thompson Paula Brawdy Laurel K Scott Molly McCurdy Tennessee Jed Jim Fawcett Dan Theresa Brill

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youtube videos: 9
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Latest Activity

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Bob
@bob • 4 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on A new Scheitholt:
"Steven Berger: Bob! Steven!"
Bob
@bob • 5 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new YouTube video:
A new Scheitholt
Bob
@bob • 6 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on A new Scheitholt:
"IRENE: ahhhhhhhhhh, and another beautiful instrument.   What a joy it must be to only create in your shop.   Love everything about this instrument.  did..."
Bob
@bob • 6 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on A new Scheitholt:
"Luigi: What a wonderful instrument, Bob. Could you post a foto of the tailpiece? I´m always interested in the construction of the tailpiece. Hi Luigi,..."
Bob
@bob • 6 days ago • comments: 7
Liked a group discussions item created by @ken-longfield: 1976 Hamer
Bob
@bob • 6 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on A new Scheitholt:
"Thank you so much Steven and John! It is always an adventure to create these things and it's a delight to share them!"
Bob
@bob • 6 days ago • comments: 7
A new Scheitholt
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Bob
@bob • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What’s your favourite playing style and why?":
"Finger picking, usually in the late evening when the kids are asleep and it's time to wind-down. Generally though, I'd rather be building one than playing one."
Bob
@bob • one week ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Monkey Rock Road:
"Epic production!! Really love this- congratulations on a winner!!!"
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Brian's Dulcimer :
"Thank you, Dusty!"
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Brian's Dulcimer :
"Ferrator: Amazingly beautiful! I am in awe of the "love" you have shown the wood! Well thank you Ferrator! I do have a love for woodworking"
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Sound test Dulcimer #73:
"Ferrator: Very nice! Impressive building and playing :) Thank you so much!"
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Sound test Dulcimer #73:
"IRENE: beauuuuuuuuuuuuutiful sound.  and you used the whole range of the fretboard on that song.   loved it.   the sound is as pretty as the build...."
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Sound test Dulcimer #73:
"Steven Berger: Love the sound of ol' number 73, Bob! That's an heirloom dulcimer! Thanks Steven- I hope so !"
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Brian's Dulcimer :
"Marlene Powell: Stunning!! Thank you Marlene!"
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new YouTube video:
Sound test Dulcimer #73
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Brian's Dulcimer :
"IRENE: HARRAH FOR BRIAN AND LUCKY BRIAN....yes, AGAIN another beauty to send the waves of music to any that are blessed to hear it.  thanks for posting..."
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Brian's Dulcimer :
"Steven Berger: That is a beautiful example of your work, Bob! Brian will be very happy with this dulcimer! BY the way, Bob, I have some ideas......."
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Brian's Dulcimer
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Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Bantry Girl's Lament:
"Dan: Bravo! Thank you, Dan!"
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Prototype with Eleveted Fingerboard:
"Dusty Turtle: I'd love to hear what this sounds like. I have an octave dulcimer made by David Beede whose fretboard is connected to the box by two or..."
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Bantry Girl's Lament:
"Dusty Turtle: I just commented on your picture of this instrument that I wanted to hear what it sounds like. I guess I got my wish! It's hard to tell..."
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Prototype with Eleveted Fingerboard:
"Steven Berger: Beautiful dulcimer, Bob! The ejevated fretboard seems like a sound (pun intended) concept, to me! Do you think there might be any future..."
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Amazing Grace - Electric Tear-drop:
"Beautiful sounding dulcimer, Jack!"
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @jack-ferguson: Amazing Grace - Electric Tear-drop
Bob
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new YouTube video:
Bantry Girl's Lament
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Honaker Hogfiddle:
"Nice! Is the bridge piece of antler?"
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Honaker Hogfiddle
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 10
Liked a soundcloud item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: The Rhubarb don't grow here anymore
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 32
Liked a youtube item created by @dusty-turtle: Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn/Cader Idris -- Welsh medley
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 32
Posted a new Comment on Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn/Cader Idris -- Welsh medley:
"So lovely! Thanks Dusty"
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Scheitholt #4:
"This scheitholt was bought by a former member of The Cult (a '80's rock band)! Who woulda' though!?"
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 2
Liked a youtube item created by @mark-gilston: Angeline the Baker
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Curly Maple and Black Walnut Teardrop:
"Thanks Salt-Springs! I did reply to your PM "

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 6 months ago - Comments: 10
Bob

A really good history resource


I just stumbled across this great historical resource of Mountain...
@Bob 7 months ago - Comments: 3
Bob

Curly Maple Suppliers?


I am looking for a supplier of Curly Maple (and Birdseye if possible),...
@Bob 8 months ago - Comments: 10
Bob

A Fretter Box


I am not sure of something like this exists already but here is a...
@Bob last year - 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

Latest Audio

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Latest Videos

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A new Scheitholt

A new Scheitholt


@Bob
5 days ago - Comments: 2
Sound test Dulcimer #73

Sound test Dulcimer #73


@Bob
2 weeks ago - Comments: 6
Bantry Girl's Lament

Bantry Girl's Lament


@Bob
3 weeks ago - Comments: 5
Scheitholt #4 sount test

Scheitholt #4 sount test


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 6
Scottish Smallpipes

Scottish Smallpipes


@Bob
3 months ago - Comments: 17
A Hymn, played on the Scheitholt

A Hymn, played on the Scheitholt


@Bob
3 months ago - Comments: 16
Bantry Girl's Lament, on Scheitholt

Bantry Girl's Lament, on Scheitholt


@Bob
3 months ago - Comments: 7
Father & Son- First Dulcimer Duet

Father & Son- First Dulcimer Duet


@Bob
3 years ago - Comments: 20

Latest Photos

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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."