Bob

Bob

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Latest Activity

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Bob
@bob • 5 days ago • comments: 10
Liked a soundcloud item created by @dusty-turtle: The Boys of Wexford
Bob
@bob • one week ago
@bob is now following @john-c-knopf
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Four Green Fields:
"Steven Berger: Love the sound from this dulcimer, Bob! Clear and bright (but not too bright)! Thanks Steven for listening and for your very..."
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Dulcimer #81, all Cherry:
"Steven Berger: Bee-u-ti-ful! I like cherry...looks good and sounds great! Thanks Steven- Cherry is a really wonderful wood for the instrument,..."
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new YouTube video:
Four Green Fields
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@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Sow Hogfiddle 10-26-19:
"Very nice and I like the tuning pegs on it  "
Bob
@bob • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Liked a photos item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Sow Hogfiddle 10-26-19
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Baritone Double-bottom Mountain Dulcimer:
"Steven Berger: This is beautiful! Thank you so much Steven. Customer wanted the single rosette sound hole on the lower bout, so I designed the other..."
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 21
Posted a new Comment on Tuning peg knobs:
"Very nice work Ken! Not east working with such delicate pieces!"
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Bantry Girls Lament:
"Steven Berger: Nice sounding baritone dulcimer, Bob! Thanks Steven! I want one for myself now"
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Baritone Double-bottom Mountain Dulcimer:
"Irene, the string guide (nut) is made of Maple."
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new YouTube video:
Bantry Girls Lament
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Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Bonny Portmore:
"Just so beautiful. I love your music so much"
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane: Bonny Portmore
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on MacPherson's Lament:
"How it sounds played out of the Garage/shop"
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new YouTube video:
MacPherson's Lament
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Mahogany and Cherry with Canary Wood:
"Dusty Turtle: Beautiful! Thanks Dusty!"
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Mahogany and Cherry with Canary Wood:
"Steven Berger: That's a beautiful looking dulcimer, Bob! Thank you Steven!"
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on Sound Check a newly completed Mountain Dulcimer (#78):
"ukgb: Just been to your website Bob ... it's the Dulcimer equivalent of a sweetshop LOL thanks Ukgb !"
Bob
@bob • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
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@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Moving to Southern Virginia":
"John C. Knopf: Bob, I've been thinking in that direction myself, lately.   Looks like a wonderful area of the country, with nice folks who actually know..."
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Moving to Southern Virginia":
"Robin Thompson: It's pretty country, Bob, and you'll be able to soak-in that Galax vibe.  :) It is beautiful and the mountains call..."
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Moving to Southern Virginia":
"Richard Streib: That is great Bob. I wish you the best in finding just the right place for you and your family. That area is a great area with super..."
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Moving to Southern Virginia":
"Ken Longfield: New Jersey's loss is Virginia's gain. Posted from someone who grew up in New Jersey, but moved to Pennsylvania 37 years ago. There were a..."
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Moving to Southern Virginia":
"IRENE: lucky folks that have your family as neighbors. I understand that it's beautiful country there.   Pray for where you'll be needed the most and..."
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Moving to Southern Virginia":
"Steven Berger: Good luck in your search, Bob...I'm sure you'll find something that suits your needs! Maybe some Galax-style dulcimer builds are in your..."
Bob
@bob • 4 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on William Duke Tester - Beech Mountain Dulcimer Maker:
"David Bennett: Bob: The granddaughter of Edd Presnell, Ms. Melanie McGrew, is quite active on Facebook and she may have a lot of info on these..."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Moving to Southern Virginia":
"Hi friends, Our family is going for a short visit to Carroll County, Virginia ) this week. We'll be driving down and meeting with a local Realtor there to..."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Rondo Alla Turca - Grant Olson:
"Super!!!!"
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on William Duke Tester - Beech Mountain Dulcimer Maker:
"The granddaughter of Edd Presnell, Ms. Melanie McGrew, is quite active on Facebook and she may have a lot of info on these folks.  "
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Sounding a new Mountain Dulcimer:
"Irene, I always appreciate your supportive comments and thoughts. Thanks for your interest in my work - I do enjoy building these instruments in various ways..."
Bob
@bob • one month ago • comments: 12
Posted a new Comment on Your favourite or preferred shape to build / play:
"The Scheitholt is a relatively easy instrument to build (a straight-sided,trapezoidal shape) and very enjoyable to play. My favorite mountain dulcimer shape..."

Latest Group Discussions

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Bob

Double-bottomed dulcimer question


Hi friends, I am working on a double-bottomed dulcimer like those found...
@Bob 8 months ago - Comments: 10
Bob

A really good history resource


I just stumbled across this great historical resource of Mountain...
@Bob 9 months ago - Comments: 3
Bob

Curly Maple Suppliers?


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

A Fretter Box


I am not sure of something like this exists already but here is a...
@Bob last year - Comments: 3
Bob

Finishing Exotic Woods


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

Painted Poplar Dulcimer?


Hi friends, As I am finishing up October's Dulcimer in a few days, I...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 12
Bob

Compensated Bridges?


I am wondering why some Mountain Dulcimer Fret-boards are designed/cut...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 28
Bob

Hollow Fingeboards?


After sharing ideas with a pro dulcimer builder, I am planning to begin...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 6
Bob

Teardrop Dulcimer Question


If you have a Teardrop shaped dulcimer, (or make them) what is the span...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 9
Bob

Dulcimer Carry Case


I had just completed the box that July's Dulcimer will travel about in....
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 6
Bob

My first custom build


Hi all. I wanted to share some thoughts about an exciting development...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 20
Bob

Tuning Scroll variations


These are the Tuning Scrolls on my 2017 dulcimer builds. They are lots...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 3
Bob

June Dulcimer


I have started June's Dulcimer- African Mahogany and Sitka Spruce.  I...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 14
Bob

Feet


Looking for dulcimer makers thoughts here- Do you put "feet" on the...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 4
Bob

Bending Wood


Yesterday I made a pleasant discovery while using a hair dryer to dry...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 4
Bob

My Next Project


I am considering building an all Black-Walnut Mountain Dulcimer next...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 11
Bob

Glued In Frets?


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

April's Dulcimer


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

Tuning Peg Choices


I am interested in using Banjo (or viola) Style Tuning Pegs on my new...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 7
Bob

Recording and Amplifying your mountain dulcimer ?


Actually this is two questions: 1) What type of video/audio recorder...
@Bob 2 years ago - Comments: 8

Latest Audio

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Latest Videos

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Four Green Fields

Four Green Fields


@Bob
2 weeks ago - Comments: 3
Bantry Girls Lament

Bantry Girls Lament


@Bob
3 weeks ago - Comments: 3
MacPherson's Lament

MacPherson's Lament


@Bob
3 weeks ago - Comments: 2
A new Scheitholt sings

A new Scheitholt sings


@Bob
one month ago - Comments: 4
Sounding a new Mountain Dulcimer

Sounding a new Mountain Dulcimer


@Bob
one month ago - Comments: 5
Down-time with a new dulcimer

Down-time with a new dulcimer


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 10
Sound Check of Number 75

Sound Check of Number 75


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 8
A new Scheitholt

A new Scheitholt


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 4
Sound test Dulcimer #73

Sound test Dulcimer #73


@Bob
2 months ago - Comments: 6
Bantry Girl's Lament

Bantry Girl's Lament


@Bob
3 months ago - Comments: 5
Scheitholt #4 sount test

Scheitholt #4 sount test


@Bob
4 months ago - Comments: 6
Scottish Smallpipes

Scottish Smallpipes


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 17
A Hymn, played on the Scheitholt

A Hymn, played on the Scheitholt


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 16
Bantry Girl's Lament, on Scheitholt

Bantry Girl's Lament, on Scheitholt


@Bob
5 months ago - Comments: 7

Latest Photos

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81 done 7.jpg
81 done 8.jpg
81 done 6.jpg
80 ff.jpg
80 bb.jpg
80 cc.jpg
80 dd.jpg
78 j.jpg
78 k.jpg
78 n.jpg
Scheitholt 6 a.jpg
Scheitholt 6 d.jpg
Scheitholt 6 c.jpg
Scheitholt 6 b.jpg
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Latest Forum Discussions

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Moving to Southern Virginia

Posted: Tuesday October 15 2019, 9:51 PM
By: @Robin Thompson

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."