Bob

Bob

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Location: Southern New Jersey
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Kevin R. IrationSound Robin Thompson Paula Brawdy Laurel K Scott Molly McCurdy Tennessee Jed Jim Fawcett Dan Theresa Brill Cristian Huet Benjamin W Barr Jr Patricia Delich Mary MacGowan Steven Berger robert schuler Ken Hulme John Gribble Bee Lick Farm jeffrey charles foster IRENE Brian G. Lynn austin Mark Gilston Ken Longfield

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Latest Activity

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Bob
 
@bob • 12 hours ago • comments: 2
Off to her new home
last photo
Bob
 
@bob • 12 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Build #9":
"Looks terrific And really creative- love it!"
Bob
 
@bob • 12 hours ago • comments: 0
Liked @kusani's forum discussions:
Build #9
Bob
 
@bob • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimer Carry Case":
"Thanks Steven- "July" needs to be as comfortable (and safe) as possible- it's a long trip to her Texas home  "
Bob
 
@bob • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Dulcimer Carry Case":
"I had just completed the box that July's Dulcimer will travel about in. I totally got lost in this fun project. The Folk Art bird on the box mimics the 'Bird..."
Bob
 
@bob • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "How to form a local dulcimer group":
"Dulcinina- Where are you located?"
Bob
 
@bob • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My first custom build":
"Thanks Irene! I already have an idea for August- Black Walnut top/mahogany body with Sapele or Padauk tuning scroll and tail block."
Bob
 
@bob • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My first custom build":
"Thanks Steven. I think it turned out well. I hope the customer is happy too :) "
Bob
 
@bob • 6 days ago • comments: 1
Posted a new YouTube video:
July's Song ("MacPherson's Lament')
Bob
 
@bob • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My first custom build":
"Ready for the strings and some final things..."
Bob
 
Bob
 
@bob • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Making a guitar:
"Wow- you have a great talent, and fine looking array of clamps too! I'm excited to see your finished guitar!"
Bob
 
@bob • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My first custom build":
"Thank you Steven, John and Irene. I began the first process of finishing it with Wipe-On Poly this evening, and tomorrow I plan to install the tuners, and..."
Bob
 
@bob • one week ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Breton Tune - Duo Dulcimus:
"Love it!"
Bob
 
@bob • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My first custom build":
""July" is nearing completion- next to fit the three Gotoh tuners, and begin the slow finishing process. The customer is really happy with how it looks so far..."
Bob
 
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My first custom build":
"Thanks all, I am feeling more confident now that I have gotten started on it. Staying in touch with the buyer and making sure I am providing what she wants..."
Bob
 
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Strumelia:
"Bflat, a highland bagpiper would have fit right in"
Bob
 
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My first custom build":
"Thanks everyone for your advice and encouragement . It's a good group of folk here indeed"
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "My first custom build":
"Hi all. I wanted to share some thoughts about an exciting development in my Dulcimer Journey. Earlier this week, I received a request  to purchase my most..."
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Playing June:
"Thanks Dusty, Marg and Steven!  The Spruce top and Mahogany body seem to play well together  "
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new YouTube video:
Playing June
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Tuning Scroll variations:
"Thanks Dan and Steven. Yes, the design is evolving -  my next one may have a new element to it as well. I get crazy ideas."
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Created a new Group discussion "Tuning Scroll variations":
"These are the Tuning Scrolls on my 2017 dulcimer builds. They are lots of fun to carve. "
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on "June's Dulcimer" completed!:
"Thank you Strumelia :)"
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on "June's Dulcimer" completed!:
"Thank you Brian!"
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on "June's Dulcimer" completed!:
"Hi Steven, thanks and yes, it sounds lovely- maybe the nicest yet. The mahogany and the Spruce produce such a warm, soft tone, but still crisp with good..."
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimette, 20" VSL Walnut and cedar:
"She's a real cutie-patutie"
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on "June's Dulcimer" completed!:
"Thank you, Marg "
Bob
 
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "June Dulcimer":
"Brian G.: Very pretty Bob. I can't wait to hear how she sounds when she's done.  :) Thank you Brian! I hope to make a decent sound recording (with my..."
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show us your sound holes!":
"Its always so interesting to see the many creative designs and elements used for dulcimer sound-holes. There are some true beauties on display on this thread..."
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "June Dulcimer":
"Thanks John. I stated putting the finish on today (light rub of Olive Oil on the fret-board and the first few coats of Wipe-On Poly on the rest. "
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 33
Posted a new Comment on Planxty Fanny Power:
"Sounds so melodious and looks so effortless. I have always loved this O'Carolan tune (with the funny name!) Thanks!"
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "June Dulcimer":
"Bert Bennett: Thanks, Bob.  Gladly"
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "June Dulcimer":
"Thanks Ken. It's so enjoyable making them. I get ideas for the next one when I am half-way through the current ones!"

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 weeks ago - Comments: 3
Bob

Feet


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

Bending Wood


Yesterday I made a pleasant discovery while using a hair dryer to dry...
@Bob 3 months ago - Comments: 4
Bob

April's Dulcimer


Calling this new mountain dulcimer "April" (my build for this month),...
@Bob 4 months ago - Comments: 2
Bob

Tuning Peg Choices


I am interested in using Banjo (or viola) Style Tuning Pegs on my new...
@Bob 5 months ago - Comments: 7
Bob

On to my next project!


I have been preparing materials for my next dulcimer; an Hourglass...
@Bob 7 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 8 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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July's Song ("MacPherson's Lament')

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


@Bob
6 days ago - Comments: 1
Playing June

Playing June


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

Mrs Hamilton of Pitcaithlands


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

"South Wind"


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 1
Playing April

Playing April


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

Unknown Name (Anyone know it?)


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

Ecouter, Ecouter


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

The Minstrel Boy


@Bob
4 months ago - Comments: 6
Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace


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

Oh, Snenandoah


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

Coleman's March (Finger Plucking)


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

Coleman's March


@Bob
7 months ago - Comments: 6
Father & Son- First Dulcimer Duet

Father & Son- First Dulcimer Duet


@Bob
8 months ago - Comments: 20

Latest Photos

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Dulcimer Carry Case

Posted: Thursday July 20 2017, 8:44 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."