Bob

Bob

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Location: Southern New Jersey
Country: US

Latest Followers:

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 • 5 days ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Mear:
"very nice, as always"
Bob
 
@bob • 5 days ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Tuning Peg Choices:
"Hi Kevin- I have read the Wittner are also very good and "They are easier to install and can be removed if you want to" . May be worth an investment,..."
Bob
 
@bob • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Starting a new dulcimer":
"Hi Doug, That's great news about your wanting to build dulcimers! And being an experienced woodworker is a great help. My brother-in-law had asked me the..."
Bob
 
@bob • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Three Forks of Cheat:
"Love it!  Really captures the mood of a fiddle-tune! You're such a wonderful musician"
Bob
 
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your Favorite Finger Board length?":
"hugssandi: I'm not sure if this is but so helpful, because this is vastly smaller in size than what you're asking, but I have fallen in love with my 17"..."
Bob
 
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your Favorite Finger Board length?":
"Thanks friends- I am tossed up between a 26.5 and a 25". Thanks for sharing your choices and why.    "
Bob
 
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "What's your Favorite Finger Board length?":
"Just wondering, with all of the various sizes an styles of dulcimers out there, what is your favorite VSL / Finger Board length between bridge and nut? I..."
Bob
 
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Amazing Grace:
"Really lovely- thanks!"
Bob
 
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on turlough o'carolan tune Appalachian Dulcimer :
"Cindy Stammich: Beautiful!  Did you build this dulcimer?  I love the sound!    Hi Cindi, yes I had just finished making that one. Thanks and some day..."
Bob
 
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on My creations of 2017 :
"Thanks friends. I am really enjoying making (and playing) these. I just dont know what my favorite wood combination is, or if I could ever have one!..."
Bob
 
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on April Dulcimer:
"aloha Irene- I bend the wood by using boiling water in a roasting pan on the stove, and gently flexing the slats until they can bend like a pretzel. then i..."
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago
@bob is now following @molly-mccurdy
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on turlough o'carolan tune Appalachian Dulcimer :
"Thanks Jennifer, Brian and Steven"
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on April's Dulcimer:
"Ken Hulme: Lookin' good, Bob!  Love the jig.  You can carve me a scroll head any time! Thanks Ken!  I really enjoy carving these scroll tuning heads."
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on April Dulcimer:
"Calling this new mountain dulcimer "April" (my build for this month),  Started with carving the Tuning Scroll of Black Walnut. I've joined the planks for the..."
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Updated a Group discussion "":
"Calling this new mountain dulcimer "April" (my build for this month),  Started with carving the Tuning Scroll of Black Walnut. I've joined the planks for the..."
Dulcimer Making
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Amazing Grace:
"Playing Amazing Grace on the Pipes certainly stirs something within me. Played together with a Mountain Dulcimer would be amazing I think."
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Tonewood:
"I sometimes get great wood from Rockler http://www.rockler.com/wood/exotic-lumber they have a nice variety and various thicknesses, from 1/8" on up..."
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on The Minstrel Boy:
"Thank you Mary and Strumelia!"
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on My Dulcimer:
"a lovely instrument! Nice lines and color."
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago
@bob is now following @jim-fawcett
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago
@bob is now following @jim-fawcett
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on The Minstrel Boy:
"Thanks Steven and Brian! It is a great song and enjoyable to play. I re-arranged the strings on this dulcimer- having the originally planned double melody..."
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new YouTube video:
The Minstrel Boy
Bob
 
Bob
 
@bob • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Gourd banjo I made for Val at Christmas:
"really, REALLY cool banjo. I never saw a gourd banjo. Do you have any sound or video files?"
Bob
 
@bob • one month ago • comments: 30
Posted a new Comment on Pricing.....:
"I was talking with my wife about this. Though this is just a hobby, I have been thinking of selling a dulcimer (to help pay for materials for a new build)..."
Bob
 
@bob • one month ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Spalted Maple teardrop:
"Looks amazing!"
Bob
 
@bob • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Completed Spruce and Walnut Dulcimer:
"Steven Berger: Good looking dulcimer, Bob! That 5th string makes a big difference.   Steven Thank you Steven- I was pleasantly surprised at the volume..."
Bob
 
Bob
 
@bob • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The technician and the artist":
"Sometimes my right hand does not know what my left hand is doing."
Bob
 
@bob • one month ago
@bob is now following @brian-g
Bob
 
@bob • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fret Material":
"I am using brass frets on my newest dulcimer. I had a question about their longevity and I spoke with a pretty noteworthy luthier supplier who said they..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Bob

April's Dulcimer


Calling this new mountain dulcimer "April" (my build for this month),...
@Bob 3 weeks ago - Comments: 2
Bob

Tuning Peg Choices


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

On to my next project!


I have been preparing materials for my next dulcimer; an Hourglass...
@Bob 4 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 5 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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The Minstrel Boy

The Minstrel Boy


@Bob
4 weeks ago - Comments: 6
Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace


@Bob
one month ago - Comments: 8
Oh, Snenandoah

Oh, Snenandoah


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

Coleman's March (Finger Plucking)


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

Coleman's March


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

Father & Son- First Dulcimer Duet


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 20

Latest Photos

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both dulcimers.jpg
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md 60.jpg
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dulcimer 56 sm.jpg
dulcimer 61.jpg
Dulcimer 48.jpg
Dulcimer 42.jpg
my three dulcimers.jpg
Bobs new 2017 dulcimer sm.jpg
dulcimer 54.jpg
dulcimer 52.jpg

Latest Forum Discussions

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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."