Bob

Bob

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Location: Southern New Jersey
Country: US

My Latest Followers:

mark willingham mark willingham Elvensong Randy Adams Cynthia Wigington 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 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 • 20 minutes ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Going Home:
"Thank you Cindy"
Bob
@bob • 2 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Going Home:
"Thank you Jim and Elvensong! I enjoyed playing that dulcimer a lot (though I prefer a four-stringer)"
Bob
@bob • 4 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new YouTube video:
Going Home
Bob
@bob • 4 days ago • comments: 10
Liked a youtube item created by @dora71:
What shall we do with a drunken sailor
Bob
@bob • 4 days ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on What shall we do with a drunken sailor:
"Wonderful!!  "
Bob
@bob • 5 days ago • comments: 5
Liked a youtube item created by @ron-zuckerman:
Forest Meditation
Bob
@bob • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "A Word of Thanks and Recommendation ":
"Kevin, this was a very kind recognition. I just want to say "Thank You",  and that the best thing is knowing that you enjoy these creations. That's what it's..."
Bob
@bob • 5 days ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Mrs. Hamilton of Pitcaithlands:
"Hi Robin, I first learned it by ear to play on my Border Pipes, from an amazing pipe maker/player, Alexander Anistratov from Moscow. I think it does well on..."
Bob
@bob • 5 days ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Mrs. Hamilton of Pitcaithlands:
"Thank you Elvensong and Dusty! I was happily surprised with the sound of this three string'er. The wood combination was experimental but seems a nice one...."
Bob
@bob • 5 days ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Mrs. Hamilton of Pitcaithlands:
"Thank you Ariane"
Bob
@bob • 6 days ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Amazing Grace:
"Beautiful Wish you played a few more verses- love that sound on an amazing hymn."
Bob
@bob • 6 days ago • comments: 8
Liked a youtube item created by @cindy-stammich:
Amazing Grace
Bob
@bob • 6 days ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Mrs. Hamilton of Pitcaithlands:
"Thank you Cindy! "
Bob
@bob • 6 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Gray Cat on a Tennessee Farm:
"You play so well!"
Bob
@bob • 6 days ago • comments: 6
Liked a music item created by @kevin-r:
Gray Cat on a Tennessee Farm
Bob
@bob • 6 days ago • comments: 10
Posted a new YouTube video:
Mrs. Hamilton of Pitcaithlands
Bob
@bob • one week ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on The Bantry Girls:
"Thank you Paula. Butternut is a wonderful wood for soundboards. It produces a warm, mellow tone with good clarity. I am using it on most of my dulcimers now."
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Jack Ferguson:
"Jack Ferguson: Thanks Bob. Hand-rubbed, tung-oil. Many coats. I've yet to try tung oil. How would you rate using Boiled Linsed Oil also ?"
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @jack-ferguson:
Jack Ferguson
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 10
Posted a new Comment on Mountains of Pomeroy:
"What a good performance- nice tune, playing and singing!!!"
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a music item created by @robert-schuler:
oh most holy one... Cggg
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Two ready for finishing:
"Thanks Robin and John!   "
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Completed Dulcimers
Workbench pair  12s pair  13 pair  16
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Jack Ferguson:
"So Pretty ! Do you use an oil finish?"
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a photos item created by @jack-ferguson:
Jack Ferguson
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Jack Ferguson:
"You use the prettiest woods Jack! I love your Scheitholts "
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a photos item created by @jack-ferguson:
Jack Ferguson
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Two ready for finishing:
"Thank you Ken and Elvensong!"
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Two ready for finishing:
"Thank you so much Irene! I was thinking how to present these and I like your idea (thoough I don't know yet how to do that!). I am looking forward to them..."
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Two ready for finishing:
"Dulcimer on the left: Black Walnut top, Mahogany sides, scroll and tail, Bloodwood bottom, Cherry-capped walnut fingerboard. On the right: All Black Walnut..."
Bob
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on the hanging of jamie Macpherson by request Strumella:
"So wonderful and dramatic- awesome job!!! I love "Macpherson's Lament". Sounds perfect on the Gurdy!  It's a great piping tune as well :-) Seems that..."
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 7
Liked a music item created by @jp:
the hanging of jamie Macpherson by request of Strumelia
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Liked a music item created by @jp:
Si bheag Si Mhor Hammer Dulcimer
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Walnut Thomas dulcimer "Peace":
"Lovely! I bet it sounds just as pretty as it looks also!"

Latest Group Discussions

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Bob

Finishing Exotic Woods


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

Tuning Scroll variations


These are the Tuning Scrolls on my 2017 dulcimer builds. They are lots...
@Bob 11 months ago - 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

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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Going Home

Going Home


@Bob
4 days ago - Comments: 5
Mrs. Hamilton of Pitcaithlands

Mrs. Hamilton of Pitcaithlands


@Bob
6 days ago - Comments: 10
O'Carolyn on a new Mountain Dulcimer

O'Carolyn on a new Mountain Dulcimer


@Bob
one month ago - Comments: 4
The Bantry Girls

The Bantry Girls


@Bob
one month ago - Comments: 7
Planxty Fanny Power

Planxty Fanny Power


@Bob
one month ago - Comments: 4
"Little Mary"

"Little Mary"


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 8
MacPherson's Lament

MacPherson's Lament


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 2
Minstrel Boy

Minstrel Boy


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

MacPherson's Lament


@Bob
4 months ago - Comments: 6
MacPherson's Lament

MacPherson's Lament


@Bob
4 months ago - Comments: 7
A beautiful tune

A beautiful tune


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

Mo Ghile Mear


@Bob
6 months ago - Comments: 6
Playing May

Playing May


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

Farewell To The Creeks


@Bob
8 months ago - Comments: 11

Latest Photos

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Workbench.jpg
pair  12s.jpg
pair  13.jpg
pair  16.jpg
pair  17 s.jpg
pair  18s.jpg
With two dulcimers.jpg
a pair.jpg
Hal 41.jpg
Hal 42.jpg
Hal 45 smll.jpg
Hal 53.jpg
Bubinga 1.jpg
Bubinga 5.jpg
Bubinga 6.jpg
Bubinga 7.jpg
Bubinga 10.jpg
Bubinga 11.jpg

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

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


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."