Dumor3D

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@dumor3d • 6 days ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Elliptical Dulcimer Build:
"I was thinking I would use cherry for the cross braces. Then I started thinking about wood and its bending properties. I remember in the building industry..."
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@dumor3d • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Elliptical Dulcimer Build:
"LOL Ken! But your "I just got a dulcimer" shows a stick although the definition does seem to exclude them. Either way, this elliptical one is now my..."
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@dumor3d • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Elliptical Dulcimer Build:
"Alright! I just pulled it out of the clamps and adding the body to the front took most of the bow out of the neck! Finally it went the right way for once. I..."
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@dumor3d • one week ago • comments: 6
Updated a Group discussion "":
"Having completed (sort of, it's getting coats of tung oil) my strum stick dulcimer, I got back onto the elliptical dulcimer. Now I don't know which is..."
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@dumor3d • one week ago • comments: 6
Created a new Group discussion "Elliptical Dulcimer Build":
"Having completed (sort of, it's getting coats of tung oil) my strum stick dulcimer, I got back onto the elliptical dulcimer. Now I don't know which is..."
Dulcimer Making
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@dumor3d • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Help Selecting from Available Mtn. Dulcimer Hourglass Plans":
"Hi Ken. OK, so RTFM!!! (read the friendly manual) That is a great short composition covering a gambit of information. Well done sir! Thanks for I assume..."
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@dumor3d • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Help Selecting from Available Mtn. Dulcimer Hourglass Plans":
"Knee-OO-Fight.... yup, I'm obviously a neophyte. So that's what they call a Galax back. I do like that idea. I guess the trade off is a bit more weight. So..."
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@dumor3d • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Help Selecting from Available Mtn. Dulcimer Hourglass Plans":
"I now also have the Elderly plans. :) I am still studying over all of them and seeing bits from each that I really like. I think I'll wind up with my own..."
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@dumor3d • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "":
"I have just (almost completed) my strum stick cane dulcimer and was left wondering which way to string it. I set it up with DAD tuning with the high D or..."
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@dumor3d • 4 weeks ago
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@dumor3d • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Non-toxic Finishes for dulcimers?:
"There is a finish us woodturners affectionately call 'shine juice'. It is one part shellac (such as Zinsser Shellac in a can), one part 'boiled' linseed oil..."
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@dumor3d • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Help Selecting from Available Mtn. Dulcimer Hourglass Plans":
"So far I've ordered the Folkcraft and Don's Plans plans. Don's Plans was easy and I placed an order with Folkcraft for some other things and now I'm also..."
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@dumor3d • 4 weeks ago • comments: 5
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"Thanks for the very warm welcome folks! I went to high school in Norton Virginia and participated in the Trail of the Lonesome Pine theater. It was there..."
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@dumor3d • 4 weeks ago • comments: 8
Posted a new Comment on Non-toxic Finishes for dulcimers?:
"Hi Haley, I've fought myself over this same question with regards to my woodturning. Think salad bowls. A good portion of that community (and others) state..."
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@dumor3d • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Help Selecting from Available Mtn. Dulcimer Hourglass Plans":
"Hi Ken. Thanks for that. I have pretty much no understanding of what really makes the sound. I had assumed more volume would be a deeper tone, but I had..."
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@dumor3d • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Help Selecting from Available Mtn. Dulcimer Hourglass Plans":
"Hi John! Thanks for the quick response. I do wish some of the images of the plans were a bit better but I think I'm seeing enough to decide I'll be buying 2..."
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@dumor3d • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Help Selecting from Available Mtn. Dulcimer Hourglass Plans":
"I am in the middle of one dulcimer build using a free plan I found on the internet. I suppose it is a teardrop except both ends are symmetrical. I would like..."

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Having completed (sort of, it's getting coats of tung oil) my strum...
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11/13/18 11:58:25AM @dumor3d:

Thanks for the very warm welcome folks!

I went to high school in Norton Virginia and participated in the Trail of the Lonesome Pine theater. It was there that I first saw a dulcimer. My better half is from Elkhorn City Kentucky where her parents had a store. On many Friday night Ralph Stanley would come there with others to do a jamb session. The dulcimer I'm making at the moment is for her for Christmas. Getting back to our roots. We live in the mountains of Virginia now, but north of Roanoke or about 150 miles or so from what I would consider the heart of mountain music.

I had a custom cabinet shop for many decades and still have my equipment. I've since moved on to making smaller wood projects and love woodturning. I never even considered making an instrument, but this year we dusted off our guitars and are enjoying (as bad as we both are) plucking around a bit. The dulcimer to me rates even higher than the banjo as the instrument from our heritage. I'm really excited about it.

Now... if I can just satisfy myself with my carving on the scrolled peg head, I'll be over the hump. The rest will have challenges, but I do feel pretty confident with the rest of the work.

I did join the dulcimer making group and do see that I can contribute a bit in other areas such as finishing.

Thanks again for the welcome! It feels a lot like that special mountain area touching Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina. The music is special and different there.


Ken Longfield
11/13/18 09:32:34AM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Dumor3D. It is good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Benjamin W Barr Jr
11/13/18 06:13:55AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Dumor, 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 to meet some good people.

Ben


Jim Fawcett
11/12/18 09:36:42PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Dumor, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Richard Streib
11/12/18 08:50:10PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Dumor3D to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. Since you express an interest in building you may want to consider joined the dulcimer making group on this forum. There a number of people here who build as a hobby for income, for fun, and some more or less for themselves. All of them I'm sure have tidbits of information you may find useful. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey.