Bob

Bob

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Location: Southern New Jersey
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

Blackhawk13 Linda Boies Jack Ferguson Slate Creek Dulcimers Salt Springs Noah Cline Geckostar97 Lulu Phil Myers travelthestars David Bennett Strumelia Jim Phillips mark willingham Elvensong Randy Adams Cynthia Wigington LisaJr Dedicated DAD Norm Williams 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 jeffrey charles foster IRENE Brian G. Lynn austin Mark Gilston

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Latest Activity

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Bob
@bob • 3 days ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Folk Art Dulcimer Case:
"Thank you Blackhawk"
Bob
@bob • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Farewell to the Creeks:
"Thank you Jim. Enjoying the long day's end with my favorite dulcimer, so relaxing."
Bob
@bob • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new YouTube video:
Farewell to the Creeks
Bob
@bob • one week ago • comments: 12
Liked a music item created by @val-hughes:
The Battle of Aughrim
Bob
@bob • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimers I own:
"Jan, that is a BEAUTIFUL dulcimer! So many pretty elements all working together- I love the graceful lines, the color of the Curly Maple and the lovely..."
Bob
@bob • one week ago • comments: 3
Liked a photos item created by @jan-potts:
Dulcimers I own
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Maple and spruce Galax dulcimer:
"There's a really nice looking fella!! Great work as usual, John"
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a youtube item created by @ron-zuckerman:
O Shenendoah
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Liked a youtube item created by @jack-ferguson:
My Electric Dulcimers
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new YouTube video:
Floo'ers o' the forest
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 0
A Teardrop Dulcimer
Teardrop 12 Teardrop 13 Teardrop 16
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 2
Liked a photos item created by @john-c-knopf:
"Glory" Cherry Galax
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 0
Dulcimer 33
bob 3 completed 33 b completed 33 e completed 33 g
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new YouTube video:
A dulcimer is born
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 19
Liked a youtube item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers:
You gotta move
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Choi Choi:
"Thank you, Richard. I am glad you enjoyed it"
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 6
Posted a new YouTube video:
Choi Choi
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Scheitholt sound test:
"Richard Streib: Awesome sounding Bob. You have a clear winner there. Thanks for sharing. Thank you Richard!"
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Scheitholt sound test:
"Dusty Turtle: I think the instrument passed the sound test with flying colors!  It sounds great!  Bright and clear and the low drone has a surprising..."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Scheitholt sound test:
"Strumelia: That sounds wonderful Bob... very European zither-like and traditional. Little wonder that scheitholts like that were used so much for playing..."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Scheitholt sound test:
"Thanks Elvensong. I tuned it to DGd on the fingerboard and again on the free strings. I guess it can be tuned in a variety of ways, like the Mountain Dulcimer."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 8
Posted a new YouTube video:
Scheitholt sound test
Bob
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Little Mary:
"Jack Ferguson: Nice tradition tune, well played! Thanks Jack! It's a tune I wrote for my daughter, Mary"
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago
@bob is now following @ken-longfield
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Little Mary:
"Ariane: You are as busy as a bee with building dulcimers, wow!  - beautiful - your playing and the dulcimer. Ariane, yes but I love building these..."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"Thanks Ken and Dusty!"
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread...":
"I had my first vendor experience last Saturday at a local Craft Show! Although I sold no dulcimers, I had a wonderful time playing and displaying my..."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @elvensong:
Winfield 47
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Liked a photos item created by @elvensong:
Winfield 47
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Liked a music item created by @kevin-r:
Hangman's Reel
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Hangman's Reel:
"Very nice sound, and a lively tune  I enjoy your music a lot!"
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Information about a Change of policy at McSpadden":
"Not having any photos to refer to, I am guessing that Don O is right. Now, if they used Floating Bridges, it wouldn't be an issue (just pandemonium)."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Little Mary:
"Thank you Elvensong! I think this wood combination of Black Walnut and Butternut will be my 'default' selection going forward. Its a great combination."
Bob
@bob • 2 months ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Little Mary:
"Playing my newest Dulcimer, Black Walnut and Butternut. I think it's a cute tune for this dulcimer"

Latest Group Discussions

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Bob

Finishing Exotic Woods


I have a question regarding the finishing for Exotic Wood, namely...
@Bob 9 months ago - Comments: 3
Bob

Tuning Scroll variations


These are the Tuning Scrolls on my 2017 dulcimer builds. They are lots...
@Bob last year - Comments: 3
Bob

Feet


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

Bending Wood


Yesterday I made a pleasant discovery while using a hair dryer to dry...
@Bob last year - Comments: 4
Bob

April's Dulcimer


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

Tuning Peg Choices


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

Recording and Amplifying your mountain dulcimer ?


Actually this is two questions: 1) What type of video/audio recorder...
@Bob last year - Comments: 8
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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Farewell to the Creeks

Farewell to the Creeks


@Bob
one week ago - Comments: 3
Floo'ers o' the forest

Floo'ers o' the forest


@Bob
4 weeks ago - Comments: 4
A dulcimer is born

A dulcimer is born


@Bob
one month ago - Comments: 2
Choi Choi

Choi Choi


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 6
Scheitholt sound test

Scheitholt sound test


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 8
Little Mary

Little Mary


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 7
Dulcimer 30 Sounding

Dulcimer 30 Sounding


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 2
Shenandoah on Number 29

Shenandoah on Number 29


@Bob
3 months ago - Comments: 7
Hard Times Come Again No More

Hard Times Come Again No More


@Bob
3 months ago - Comments: 11
Cherry and Black Walnut Mountain Dulcimer

Cherry and Black Walnut Mountain Dulcimer


@Bob
3 months ago - Comments: 5
Final bridge adjustments sounds fine.

Final bridge adjustments sounds fine.


@Bob
4 months ago - Comments: 1
An O'Carolyn tune

An O'Carolyn tune


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 5
MacPherson's Lament

MacPherson's Lament


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 7
Little Mary

Little Mary


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 6
Going Home

Going Home


@Bob
6 months ago - Comments: 6

Latest Photos

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Gordon 5.jpg
Teardrop 12.jpg
Teardrop 13.jpg
Teardrop 16.jpg
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completed 33 b.jpg
completed 33 e.jpg
completed 33 g.jpg
completed 33 f.jpg
Scheitholt 31.jpg
Scheitholt 37b.jpg
Scheitholt 39.jpg
Scheitholt 28.jpg
Scheitholt 30.jpg
Welcome Friends.jpg
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Latest Forum Discussions

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Staining wood?

Posted: Thursday June 21 2018, 8:25 AM
By: @Kusani

A Fretter Box

Posted: Sunday May 27 2018, 11:06 AM
By: @Bob

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

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

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, 3:10 PM
By: @Jergen

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

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

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."