Don

Don

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Location: Bunker Hill
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I have been building stringed musical instruments since 1976.  I have recently retired from my teaching career and will spend most ogf my time now in my shop. 

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Don
@don • one week ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on To vault or not to vault.:
"Thanks Andy.  Appreciate the input."
Don
@don • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Updated a Group discussion "":
"   I am still working on the six dulcimers and I am curious.  The ones I have made in the past have had a channel grooved in the bottom.  I have seen..."
Dulcimer Making
Don
@don • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Created a new Group discussion "To vault or not to vault.":
"   I am still working on the six dulcimers and I am curious.  The ones I have made in the past have had a channel grooved in the bottom.  I have seen..."
Dulcimer Making
Don
@don • 4 weeks ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Need some helpful advice on fret markers:
"They should work Ken...Thanks."
Don
@don • 4 weeks ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Need some helpful advice on fret markers:
"To hold the strings."
Don
@don • 4 weeks ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Need some helpful advice on fret markers:
"They are coming along...Tops are next.  Any help in finding some grooved hitch pins for the strings?"
Don
@don • 4 weeks ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Need some helpful advice on fret markers:
"I will show you the six dulcimers when they are done."
Don
@don • 4 weeks ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Need some helpful advice on fret markers:
"I did the inlay today on the six fingerboards and did 3, 7, and 10.  Thanks!!"
Don
@don • 4 weeks ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Need some helpful advice on fret markers:
"...."so it is written, so shall it be done"  "
Don
@don • one month ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Need some helpful advice.:
"Thanks!!  I feel better moving forward with this information."
Don
@don • one month ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on @don:
"Hey Ken...I am doing another workshop for Banjos in March.  Never gave a lot of thought to doing a dulcimer building workshop.  Nice to hear from you!!"
Don
@don • one month ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Need some helpful advice.:
"Thanks for the advice and the compliments!!!  I don't do too many dulcimers but I figured I would make a few and go from there and now that I am..."
Don
@don • one month ago • comments: 20
Posted a new Comment on Need some helpful advice.:
"Thanks Ken. When the can of worms was opened a few years back, I remember you sent me a picture of a chromatic scale as well as the Diatonic scale.  I am now..."
Don
@don • one month ago • comments: 20
Created a new Group discussion "Need some helpful advice on fret markers":
"I have been building stringed musical instruments since 1976.  I was building dulcimers before 6 1/2 and 13 1/2 became a "thing".  I was going to attend a..."
Dulcimer Making

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Don

To vault or not to vault.


   I am still working on the six dulcimers and I am curious.  The...
@Don 3 weeks ago - Comments: 5
Don

Need some helpful advice on fret markers


I have been building stringed musical instruments since 1976.  I was...
@Don one month ago - Comments: 20

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Jim Fawcett
11/08/21 08:30:19PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Don, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Don
11/08/21 11:11:27AM @don:

Hey Ken...I am doing another workshop for Banjos in March.  Never gave a lot of thought to doing a dulcimer building workshop.  Nice to hear from you!!


Ken Longfield
11/08/21 10:07:07AM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Don. It is good to have you aboard. Every time I get my banjo out to play I think of you. Glad to hear that you are retired now. Have you thought about adding a dulcimer building class to your week at the 4H camp?

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Benjamin W Barr Jr
11/08/21 08:10:22AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Don, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and meet some good people.

Ben


Richard Streib
11/07/21 07:32:47PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Don to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This  is a great place to find answers to your questions. As you are a builder you may want to join the dulcimer making group as questions posted in that group about building will be seen by the builders on this forum. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.