Bob

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@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a youtube item created by @gregg-schneeman: "Mc PHEARSON'S LAMENT" - Hummel
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@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a youtube item created by @janene-millen: Hard Times Come Again No More
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@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a photos item created by @ken-longfield: img 4602
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@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Liked a youtube item created by @nick-osullivan: The Parting Glass
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@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @gregg-schneeman: "FARTHER ALONG" - Hummel
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@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Hard Times Come Again No More:
"Ken Longfield: Very nice, Bob. One of my favorite tunes and you played and sang it very well. Thanks for sharing. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song."..."
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@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Hard Times Come Again No More:
"This is a friend Joe, playing and singing"
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new YouTube video:
Hard Times Come Again No More
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Double fretboard & 6 guitar strings":
"Without knowing anything about that instrument, I just have to say that it looks like a beautiful creation, like a piece of fine furniture. Whoever the..."
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Mountain Dulcimer #105:
"Thank you Strumelia"
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 1
Mountain Dulcimer #105
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@bob • one month ago • comments: 1
Posted a new YouTube video:
Dulcimer #105 singing Suo Gan
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 10
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: Shenandoah - international online music project
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@bob • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Dr. George Orthey, Mountain dulcimer and Autoharp maker":
"He was quite a luthier among other things. I am sure he will be missed greatly, but his legacy live in in his creations."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Number 104:
"Thank you Varedschoolhouse !"
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on a VERY strange hypothetical:
"Bob Stephens: Your thinking is correct and as you can see from my design, the resulting instrument looks quite conventional- in a modern sort of way...."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Number 104:
"Dan: Wonderful scroll work!!! Thank you Dan!"
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 4
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@bob • one month ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on My first N. Carolina Mountain Dulcimer build:
"Thanks Irene~ It is great to have a place to build again and the country and our little piece of land is so inspiring. I really feel the spirit of the..."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Off She Goes - Irish Single Jig:
"Wonderful!!!"
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Coleman's March:
"Lovely!!!"
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on My first N. Carolina Mountain Dulcimer build:
"IRENE: there is beauty in simplicity.   Has a customer been waiting for this one?   Happiness is coming real soon, I'd say.   aloha, irene Hi Irene- I..."
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@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on My first N. Carolina Mountain Dulcimer build:
"Dusty Turtle: Beautiful.  That butternut looks real nice. Thanks Dusty. I tinted it slightly with BLO and then thin-cut shellac. It also has amazing..."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on My first N. Carolina Mountain Dulcimer build:
"Steven Berger: It doesn't look like the move south affected your devotion to quality, Bob! Thanks Steven! It is ironic in that this dulcimer was..."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on My first N. Carolina Mountain Dulcimer build:
"Ken Longfield: Very nice, Bob. I need to find some butternut. Ken "The dulcimer sings a sweet song." Thanks Ken. I will send you a message regarding..."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on My first N. Carolina Mountain Dulcimer build:
"Thank you, friends!  It is great to finally be in a workshop again It's a beautiful country in N. Carolina and the move was a lot of work but we did it..."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on My first N. Carolina Mountain Dulcimer build:
"Thank you john !"
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@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new YouTube video:
My first N. Carolina Mountain Dulcimer build
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@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Signed @irene's Guestbook:
"Hi Irene! I saw your note in my Guestbook about Whittier (?) viola pegs. I have a set but never tried to install them! My thought is to contact John Knopf..."
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@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Testing Lacquer v Polyurethane:
"Matt, I also like to use BLO as a first application as it really does pop the grain, and adds a bit of warmth of color as well. Often I will seal it with a..."
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@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "A Samuel F. Russell dulcimore replica":
"Stunning! Wonderful work right there, John !"
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @john-c-knopf: A Samuel F. Russell dulcimore replica
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@bob • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread...":
"Irene, my heart goes out to you at such a loss. May you and all your family find peace and consolation, even in such sorrowful times. With prayers, Bob"

Latest Group Discussions

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Double-bottomed dulcimer question


Hi friends, I am working on a double-bottomed dulcimer like those found...
@Bob last year - Comments: 10
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A really good history resource


I just stumbled across this great historical resource of Mountain...
@Bob last year - Comments: 3
Bob

Curly Maple Suppliers?


I am looking for a supplier of Curly Maple (and Birdseye if possible),...
@Bob last year - Comments: 10
Bob

Teardrop Dulcimer Question


If you have a Teardrop shaped dulcimer, (or make them) what is the span...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 9
Bob

Starting a new dulcimer


I got started on my next dulcimer- of Purple Heart )Tuning Head, Fret...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 30
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Staining wood?


Hi friends! I am at the point in my new project to think about how I...
@Bob 4 years ago - Comments: 9
Bob

Sound post or Under-brace ?


So, the 'concept dulcimer' I am building is coming along now, and I...
@Bob 4 years ago - Comments: 7
Bob

Selecting the wood finish


Hi all,I will be soon completing my next mountain dulcimer, made from...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 7
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Painted Poplar Dulcimer?


Hi friends, As I am finishing up October's Dulcimer in a few days, I am...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 12
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My Next Project


I am considering building an all Black-Walnut Mountain Dulcimer next...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 11
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My first custom build


Hi all. I wanted to share some thoughts about an exciting development...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 20
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June Dulcimer


I have started June's Dulcimer- African Mahogany and Sitka Spruce.  I...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 14
Bob

Hollow Fingeboards?


After sharing ideas with a pro dulcimer builder, I am planning to begin...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 6
Bob

Glued In Frets?


So, I have been reading about various ways of finishing fingerboards...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 2
Bob

Dulcimer Carry Case


I had just completed the box that July's Dulcimer will travel about in....
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 6
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Compensated Bridges?


I am wondering why some Mountain Dulcimer Fret-boards are designed/cut...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 28
Bob

Buzzing String


So, I have a slight buzz on my melody string and I can think of two...
@Bob 4 years ago - Comments: 9
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Black Walnut and Sitka Spruce Dulcimer project !


I am getting ready for my next Appalachian Dulcimer project. It will...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 0
Bob

A Fretter Box


I am not sure of something like this exists already but here is a...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 3
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Recording and Amplifying your mountain dulcimer ?


Actually this is two questions: 1) What type of video/audio recorder...
@Bob 3 years ago - Comments: 8

Latest Audio

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Latest Videos

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Hard Times Come Again No More

Hard Times Come Again No More


@Bob
4 weeks ago - Comments: 8
Dulcimer #105 singing Suo Gan

Dulcimer #105 singing Suo Gan


@Bob
one month ago - Comments: 1
Dulcimer 102 The last of NJ Builds

Dulcimer 102 The last of NJ Builds


@Bob
4 months ago - Comments: 6
A trip to the new Mountain Home

A trip to the new Mountain Home


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 12
Sound Sample of Number 100

Sound Sample of Number 100


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 1
Quilted Maple back on Dulcimer #100.

Quilted Maple back on Dulcimer #100.


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 1
Hard Times Come Again No More

Hard Times Come Again No More


@Bob
6 months ago - Comments: 7
A hymn

A hymn


@Bob
6 months ago - Comments: 6
Sound test of Mount'n Dulcimer #98

Sound test of Mount'n Dulcimer #98


@Bob
7 months ago - Comments: 3
Dulcimer Sound Comparison

Dulcimer Sound Comparison


@Bob
7 months ago - Comments: 8
Mountain Dulcimer 93

Mountain Dulcimer 93


@Bob
7 months ago - Comments: 1
Buttons and Strings

Buttons and Strings


@Bob
7 months ago - Comments: 4
Funning on a new dulcimer

Funning on a new dulcimer


@Bob
8 months ago - Comments: 3
Dulcimer 91 "Troubadour Fin"

Dulcimer 91 "Troubadour Fin"


@Bob
8 months ago - Comments: 2

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Latest Forum Discussions

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What's your Favorite Finger Board length?

Posted: Wednesday April 12 2017, 12:18 PM
By: @Bob

Mountain Dulcimer and Scottish Border Pipes

Posted: Saturday November 26 2016, 9:14 PM
By: @Bob

Installing Question~Perfection Planetary...

Posted: Sunday February 9 2014, 10:54 AM
By: @Ken Longfield

Tuning a dulcimer to itself

Posted: Saturday January 4 2014, 3:13 AM
By: @Jan Potts

Comments

Jim Phillips
06/04/18 12:37:48PM @jim-at-gcreek:

Bob,

I sent a private message to you.

Jim-At-Gcreek

Jim Phillips


Bob
06/02/18 08:42:19AM @bob:

Jim Phillips:

Bob,

 

Now set up to "follow" you.

 

 

 

JimP

Thanks Jim- we're all set now.


Jim Phillips
06/01/18 09:50:46PM @jim-at-gcreek:

Bob,

Now set up to "follow" you.

 

JimP


Jim Phillips
06/01/18 09:47:19PM @jim-at-gcreek:

Bob,

Yes,  I will contact you by private messaging.  I will set up to follow you and you will need to set up for following me.

If you deicide to purchase some panels or other materials, I will make donation to "Friends of Mountain Dulcimer".

 

JimP


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


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."