Bob

Bob

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Location: Southern New Jersey
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

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 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 • 3 minutes ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on MacPherson's Lament:
"Muchly appreciated! There's a tune I recorded with both my mountain dulcimer and Small Pipes edited together, somewhere in you tube land..."
Bob
@bob • 6 minutes ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Wind Instruments????":
"Thanks Strumelia :-) The bellows-pipes (aka cauld wind pipes) are an interesting animal to tame but when you got it they are really enjoyable. I had the..."
Bob
@bob • 7 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Wind Instruments????":
"Hi Strumelia, I just posted a  you tube video of my piping. The tune is a favorite of mine- MacPherson's Lament."
Bob
@bob • 7 hours ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on MacPherson's Lament:
"A video of my piping. This is a Scottish Small Pipe chanter on a Scottish Border Pipes drones. (The Border Pipe chanter is much louder and similar in tone to..."
Bob
@bob • 7 hours ago • comments: 6
Posted a new YouTube video:
MacPherson's Lament
Bob
@bob • 10 hours ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Jan17 leaving the workbench...:
"Thank you friends- I hope it sounds as beautiful as the earlier one of Black Walnut and Butternut. Seems to be a wonderful acoustic combination of woods."
Bob
@bob • 10 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Wind Instruments????":
"I play a type of bagpipes called the cauld-wind pipes;  Scottish Small Pipes (a set in "D" and one in "A"). Also Scottish Border Pipes. I need to get them..."
Bob
Bob
@bob • 5 days ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Bridget Cruise 3rd Air:
"What a lovely and peaceful tune - thank you for playing it for us :-)"
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Playing "Cockeye Joe" (the dulcimer's name):
"Thanks Randy! Well, it didn't turn out as expected (visually speaking) so I have started on a "rebuild" (actually a brand new one)  for the customer. It's..."
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Playing "Cockeye Joe" (the dulcimer's name):
"Thanks Kevin- It is a really full sound not captured in the video."
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Playing "Cockeye Joe" (the dulcimer's name):
"Thank you Dusty and Marg! I wasn't happy with this dulcimer toward the end of building it, but completed it anyway. Wow, the Butternut & Walnut combo..."
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new YouTube video:
Playing "Cockeye Joe" (the dulcimer's name)
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
"Cockeye Joe"
CockeyeJoe 20 s CockeyeJoe 12 s CockeyeJoe 5 s CockeyeJoe 9 s
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Seems to be a nice population of Bald Eagles in south Jersey, Robert. Saw one fly up from the side of Delsea Drive this past summer, and another seen in our..."
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Winter at the Workbench:
"You're right on that one John! I am praying for some fresh WARM air soon though!"
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Using boiled linseed oil (mahogany)":
"Just to clarify the original question- Red78445 has an instrument that (presumably) already has a finish on it and wants to enhance the finish. Some..."
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Using boiled linseed oil (mahogany)":
"What is the original finish on the instrument?"
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Winter at the Workbench:
"Thanks Robin! Unfortunately it is off symmetrically, (one bout wider than the other) so I am really disappointed. Rebuild time!  "
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Winter at the Workbench:
"Thank you Richard!  "
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Winter at the Workbench:
"No joke IRENE- Standing just inside the opened garage door. That's my wood dust ventilation system :-)"
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Winter at the Workbench:
"Black Walnut body & Butternut top. 26.5 VSL"
Bob
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What Are You Working On?":
"I have been working on an old Scottish tune, "The Rock and the We Pickle Tow" (aka "Sullivan's March" and "Montrose's March"). I am also well embarked on a..."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on October's Dulcimer with her case:
"Thanks Robin!"
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Maryland Folk Musician's Retreat -(MD):
"This caught my attention!"
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on October's Dulcimer with her case:
"Thanks Irene! This set will be flying south to Alabama very soon!"
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on October's Dulcimer with her case:
"Thanks Kevin. I am working on a Black Walnut with a Butternut soundboard now"
Bob
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Jan's Healing Music:
"Very lovely. It sounds so similar to a nylon-strung guitar."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dulcimers in wooden cases?":
"Thanks Robin !"
Bob
@bob • one month ago
@bob is now following @robin-clark
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Good King Wenselas:
"Lovely playing, Robin! What a bright sound to your dulcimer as well- it rings "
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Willie and Mary:
"You are a wonderful musician :-) thanks for sharing this tune!"
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on A beautiful tune:
"Thanks Rusty and Rob! I was happy when I heard how Brian could make it sing :-)"

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 7 months ago - Comments: 3
Bob

Feet


Looking for dulcimer makers thoughts here- Do you put "feet" on the...
@Bob 8 months ago - Comments: 4
Bob

Bending Wood


Yesterday I made a pleasant discovery while using a hair dryer to dry...
@Bob 9 months ago - Comments: 4
Bob

April's Dulcimer


Calling this new mountain dulcimer "April" (my build for this month),...
@Bob 10 months ago - Comments: 2
Bob

Tuning Peg Choices


I am interested in using Banjo (or viola) Style Tuning Pegs on my new...
@Bob 11 months ago - Comments: 7
Bob

On to my next project!


I have been preparing materials for my next dulcimer; an Hourglass...
@Bob 2 years 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 2 years ago - Comments: 4
Bob

Pre-made Fretboards?


So, I am in the early /preliminary stages of building a new dulcimer,...
@Bob 4 years ago - Comments: 11

Latest Audio

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Latest Videos

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MacPherson's Lament

MacPherson's Lament


@Bob
7 hours ago - Comments: 6
A beautiful tune

A beautiful tune


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 7
Mo Ghile Mear

Mo Ghile Mear


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 6
Playing May

Playing May


@Bob
3 months ago - Comments: 3
Farewell To The Creeks

Farewell To The Creeks


@Bob
4 months ago - Comments: 11
'Simple Gifts' on Mountain Dulcimer

'Simple Gifts' on Mountain Dulcimer


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

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


@Bob
6 months ago - Comments: 2
Playing June

Playing June


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

Mrs Hamilton of Pitcaithlands


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

"South Wind"


@Bob
8 months ago - Comments: 1
Playing April

Playing April


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

Unknown Name (Anyone know it?)


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

Ecouter, Ecouter


@Bob
9 months ago - Comments: 8

Latest Photos

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Latest Forum Discussions

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Painted Poplar Dulcimer?

Posted: Sunday November 26 2017, 7:10 PM
By: @Kusani

Compensated Bridges?

Posted: Sunday November 19 2017, 12:46 AM
By: @robert schuler

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."