Bob

Bob

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Location: Southern New Jersey
Country: US

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Paula Brawdy Suaimhneas 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 • 11 hours ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on John Rawlinson:
"So pretty!"
Bob
 
Bob
 
@bob • 2 days ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Feet:
"Irene- would be cool to see a picture of that dulcimer from Ohio you described. Seems there are some pretty clever variations around."
Bob
 
@bob • 3 days ago • comments: 2
Created a new Group discussion "Feet":
"Looking for dulcimer makers thoughts here- Do you put "feet" on the bottom of your dulcimers? Why or why not?"
Dulcimer Making
Bob
 
@bob • 6 days ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on My third dulcimer build a chromatic:
"That's just lovely! I bet some Position Dots would make playing it easier"
Bob
 
@bob • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "My Next Project":
"May's Dulcimer is progressing along nicely, but I have a change of mind with the new dulcimer, opting out of using all Black Walnut. I decided to make a "big..."
Bob
 
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Playing April:
"Lexie R Oakley: Lively and fun Bob, nice playing and beautiful dulcimer! Hi Lexie- thank you!"
Bob
 
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Playing April:
"Sam: WOW! What a lively tune. Really enjoyed this. Thanks Sam and I am glad you enjoyed that!"
Bob
 
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Playing April:
"Thanks Rob- rather than leaving the 6 1/2"er off, I will learn to work with it! "
Bob
 
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new YouTube video:
"South Wind"
Bob
 
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Playing April:
"I need to "step-over" that 6 1/2 fret, not slide my finger over it "
Bob
 
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new YouTube video:
Playing April
Bob
 
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Visiting John Henry....:
"That's very pretty!"
Bob
 
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Completed Dulcimer "April":
"Paula Brawdy: That is a gorgeous dulcimer!   Are you selling it? Thank you Paula!  I am not selling this one- I recently decided that I am going to..."
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Bending Wood:
"I guess as I make more I will need a more industrial heat gun.  I was really surprised how quickly it took to get the wood to gently bend into shape."
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Atholl Highlanders:
"Love this! You make it look so easy! I had started to learn this on my Scottish Small Pipes- this makes me want to get back to it"
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked @bob's group discussions:
Bending Wood
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Created a new Group discussion "Bending Wood":
"Yesterday I made a pleasant discovery while using a hair dryer to dry one end of a slat of wood (Black Walnut) that I had soaked in boiling water and was..."
Dulcimer Making
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Unknown Name (Anyone know it?):
"Thank you Steven :-)  It's a melody I remember from years ago and found I could play it in this mode (Mixodilian?). I need to learn some chords for it. Gosh..."
Bob
 
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new YouTube video:
Unknown Name (Anyone know it?)
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Ecouter, Ecouter :
"Thanks Dusty! I have learned to make a few cords, which makes me smile"
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on DIY Fret Saw:
"Interesting! Anyway glad you found what you were looking for!"
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on DIY Fret Saw:
"I couldn't find it in the forum search box either. So, I just used google!..."
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Ecouter, Ecouter :
"Helen Seiler: Thats beautiful Bob. Boy i wish i could fingerpick like you. You're very kind! Thanks Helen"
Bob
 
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "My Next Project":
"I am considering building an all Black-Walnut Mountain Dulcimer next since I have the wood handy, and it would look and sound lovely. Even though it's not..."
Bob
 
@bob • one month ago • comments: 28
Posted a new Comment on In the Garden-A Tribute to my Sister-in-Law and Friend:
"Beautiful. Your Sister-In-law must be smiling down at you :)"
Bob
 
@bob • one month ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Turkey In the Straw:
"Phenomenal! You're an amazing player! Hope to find more of your music. This one sounds like a banjo. Really remarkable!! "
Bob
 
@bob • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Ecouter, Ecouter :
"Cynthia Wigington: Lovely Bob - lived in France and never heard this one. Thanks for doing it for us. Thanks Cynthia. I love the melody and am just..."
Bob
 
@bob • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Saltarello "La Regina":
"amazing! "
Bob
 
@bob • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new YouTube video:
Ecouter, Ecouter
Bob
 
@bob • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Completed Dulcimer "April":
"Thanks for your very nice comment John!  "
Bob
 
@bob • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Completed Dulcimer "April":
"Steven Berger: Great looking dulcimer, Bob! I really like your detail work on the peghead and the fretboard!   Steven Thanks Steven. It payed off to..."
Bob
 
@bob • one month ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Completed Dulcimer "April":
"IRENE: sooooooooooooo beautiful.  Give us all a little tune on her, Okay?  I looked up the tuners, and they are spendy, but they look great.  workmanship..."
Bob
 
@bob • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Leonard Glenn Dulcimer, 1972":
"Thats a GEM!"
Bob
 

Latest Group Discussions

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Bob

Feet


Looking for dulcimer makers thoughts here- Do you put "feet" on the...
@Bob 3 days ago - Comments: 2
Bob

Bending Wood


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

April's Dulcimer


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

Tuning Peg Choices


I am interested in using Banjo (or viola) Style Tuning Pegs on my new...
@Bob 3 months ago - Comments: 7
Bob

On to my next project!


I have been preparing materials for my next dulcimer; an Hourglass...
@Bob 5 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 6 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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"South Wind"

"South Wind"


@Bob
2 weeks ago - Comments: 1
Playing April

Playing April


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

Unknown Name (Anyone know it?)


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

Ecouter, Ecouter


@Bob
one month ago - Comments: 8
The Minstrel Boy

The Minstrel Boy


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 6
Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace


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

Oh, Snenandoah


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

Coleman's March (Finger Plucking)


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

Coleman's March


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

Father & Son- First Dulcimer Duet


@Bob
6 months ago - Comments: 20

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Latest Forum Discussions

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My Next Project

Posted: Tuesday May 23 2017, 9:28 PM
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."