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Latest Activity

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Bob
@bob • 7 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Compensated Bridges?":
"I had thought of that, Ken. Maybe on my next build. I imagine they would need a broader foot to provide more surface contact for stability..."
Bob
@bob • 17 hours ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Rocky Mountain Goat:
"Amazing"
Bob
@bob • 20 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Compensated Bridges?":
"Ken Hulme: Bob -- you're building monthly dulcimers... Why not try making one with three separate bridges, each one sort of like a chess rook (castle)...."
Bob
@bob • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Compensated Bridges?":
"For me, I appreciate what I have read and learned here (as always). Its great to learn from builders and players and musical theorists. Seems this topic of..."
Bob
@bob • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Compensated Bridges?":
"Ken Hulme: The Dulcimer remains a Folk Instrument, not a Concert instrument.  But a mountain dulcimer could have the sound qualities of a concert..."
Bob
@bob • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Compensated Bridges?":
"I am wondering why some Mountain Dulcimer Fret-boards are designed/cut for non-compensated Bridges (Bridge/Saddle) while others are not? It seems that other..."
Bob
@bob • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fretboard Crack!! ":
"Is that a hollow fret board with four strings above and four inside it?"
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on John Com Kisse Me Now:
"Wonderful! Always so enjoyable to listen to your music, Brian.  Your musical talent is a real Gift. Thanks for sharing it with us."
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Playing May:
"Thanks Marg . Its all acoustic, not electric. This dulcimer has amazing tone- the Curly Maple and Black Walnut are a great combination I think."
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new YouTube video:
Playing May
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's in a NAME???":
"I have been "naming" mine by the month that it was made. ("October"  is just getting started, though.)"
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hollow Fingeboards?":
"Thank you all. Seems there are several ways to go about it. I am inclined to use the band saw since I will be laminating a hardwood top on the finger board...."
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Hollow Fingeboards?":
"After sharing ideas with a pro dulcimer builder, I am planning to begin hollowing out my dulcimer fingerboards. I never did it before but my own plan is to..."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Just built a semi fretless banjo:
"Incredible! You're so gifted Robert!!"
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"Thanks Strumelia- a nice break from the more detailed work of making a dulcimer (as I make plans for the next one!)"
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 1
A Dulcimer Case
Joan 1 Joan 6 Joan 2
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"I am finishing up a Dulcimer Carry Case today that will be going to a customer in California, for her Prichard repro. It's just a fanciful Pa Dutch design I..."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 1
Liked a photos by @caleb-dan-bennett:
Chromatic dulcimer
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Chromatic dulcimer:
"That's high quality workmanship! Beautiful. "
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos by @caleb-dan-bennett:
Chromatic dulcimer
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos by @caleb-dan-bennett:
Chromatic dulcimer
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Chromatic dulcimer:
"Dan your work looks fantastic, and your wood selection is stunning. You have made some really beautiful instruments! Thanks for sharing your photos!"
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Lap Steel Guitar:
"I love your wood selections!"
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Bach's Minuet in G Major on Mountain Dulcimer :
"So beautiful. I love the warm tone of your dulcimer and the grace in which you play it. Sounds very peaceful."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Farewell To The Creeks:
"Thanks Patty, Dusty and Jennifer :)  The teardrop has a very different 'flavor' from the others I made, and I really didn't know what it would turn out like..."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on September off the Bench:
"Thank you Cindy and Strumelia. It's my first teardrop shaped one."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new YouTube video:
Farewell To The Creeks
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Tuning Mystery":
"If the bridge is set into a slot on the finger board, you may be able to remove it. If so, it isn't too much work for you to make a floating bridge for your..."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • Shared By 1 follower(s)comments: 26
Posted a new Comment on One Morning in May/Boys of the Ould Brigade:
"Brian, it's always a pleasure to listen to your music. Just lovely."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on September off the Bench:
"Thanks Robin. My first Teardrop."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Farewell to Whiskey (dulcimer & guitar):
"Sounds Terrific!!!"
Bob
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on 'Simple Gifts' on Mountain Dulcimer:
"Thanks Cindy! That song is one of my favorites"
Bob
@bob • 2 months 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 • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thomas completed":
"Stunning instrument Kevin!"

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 5 months ago - Comments: 3
Bob

Feet


Looking for dulcimer makers thoughts here- Do you put "feet" on the...
@Bob 6 months ago - Comments: 4
Bob

Bending Wood


Yesterday I made a pleasant discovery while using a hair dryer to dry...
@Bob 6 months ago - Comments: 4
Bob

April's Dulcimer


Calling this new mountain dulcimer "April" (my build for this month),...
@Bob 8 months ago - Comments: 2
Bob

Tuning Peg Choices


I am interested in using Banjo (or viola) Style Tuning Pegs on my new...
@Bob 9 months ago - Comments: 7
Bob

On to my next project!


I have been preparing materials for my next dulcimer; an Hourglass...
@Bob 11 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 last year - 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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Playing May

Playing May


@Bob
2 weeks ago - Comments: 3
Farewell To The Creeks

Farewell To The Creeks


@Bob
one month ago - Comments: 5
'Simple Gifts' on Mountain Dulcimer

'Simple Gifts' on Mountain Dulcimer


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

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


@Bob
4 months ago - Comments: 2
Playing June

Playing June


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

Mrs Hamilton of Pitcaithlands


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

"South Wind"


@Bob
6 months ago - Comments: 1
Playing April

Playing April


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

Unknown Name (Anyone know it?)


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

Ecouter, Ecouter


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

The Minstrel Boy


@Bob
8 months ago - Comments: 6
Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace


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

Oh, Snenandoah


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

Coleman's March (Finger Plucking)


@Bob
11 months ago - Comments: 3

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Compensated Bridges?

Posted: Friday November 17 2017, 11:20 PM
By: @Bob

Hollow Fingeboards?

Posted: Monday October 23 2017, 1:07 PM
By: @Bob

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."