Dwain Wilder

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Location: Rochester, NY
Country: US

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I build Appalachian dulcimers on commission, on the model inherited from Sunhearth. See my website for more info on me and the work I do!

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Dwain Wilder
@dwain-wilder • 2 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on Olive wood?:
"Looks very pretty. I don't know much about olive trees, but suspect it is not a ring-porous wood (being oily is a clue to that). From your description of..."
Dwain Wilder
@dwain-wilder • 4 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Scalloped Fingerboard Designin' Blues...:
"ryanpryor: Dude, this is so amazing.  Do you mind sharing a pic of the wallchart or a screenshot of the xls?  I'm fascinated.  The luthier I'm working..."
Dwain Wilder
@dwain-wilder • one month ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on Thoughts on tonewoods?:
"DouglasCoates: Thanks Dwain. My first one (sycamore/spruce top) was built using a friend's body mold, hourglass. Scale is 26.5". The neck is raised but..."
Dwain Wilder
@dwain-wilder • one month ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on Thoughts on tonewoods?:
"Ken Hulme: UK "Sycamore" is indeed a maple, plain and simple (Acer pseudoplantanus). Very interesting. In the U.S. Sycamore is Platanus..."
Dwain Wilder
@dwain-wilder • one month ago • comments: 19
Posted a new Comment on Thoughts on tonewoods?:
"In my experience materials are quite important. Design is also important. And construction is important (especially wood thickness, the manner of bending..."
Dwain Wilder
@dwain-wilder • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Repairing/upgrading a Bob Lazenby Dulcimer:
"For the string pins, I use short pieces of 1/8" brass rod. And turn them down at one end to fit into the ball of a ball-end string. You might consider..."
Dwain Wilder
@dwain-wilder • one month ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Scalloped Fingerboard Designin' Blues...:
"ryanpryor: @dwain-wilder I thought I was a testing nerd, but you've got me beat!  I LOVE you have a spreadsheet for this.  Man after my own heart (with a..."
Dwain Wilder
@dwain-wilder • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Scalloped Fingerboard Designin' Blues...:
"@Nutmegger, You're welcome. And linking pics does not leave any toes to be stepped on, it seems. There is no copyright involved, and anyone who posts to the..."
Dwain Wilder
@dwain-wilder • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Scalloped Fingerboard Designin' Blues...:
"Hi Kevin, Thanks for using a shot from my website to illustrate raised fretboard design! I use the raised ('scalloped') fretboard design in all my..."
Dwain Wilder
@dwain-wilder • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fret that won’t stay put":
"One other trick: use a business card to apply the glue: First make sure there is no 'garbage' left at the bottom of the slot! A flexible 6" ruler can be..."

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Dwain Wilder

Custom fret templates


One of the things I do for other makers of fretted stringed...
@Dwain Wilder 7 months ago - Comments: 0
Dwain Wilder

A Tool for Cutting Fret Slots with Super Accuracy


I've been developing a fret cutting template that can be created for any...
@Dwain Wilder 12 years ago - Comments: 2

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Dewey Parker
02/18/16 06:22:50PM @dewey-parker:

Nice surprise seeing your smiling face on FOTMD, Dwain. Welcome aboard. I was just thinking about you this morning and figured it was about time to get an email off to see what you have been up since the last time we talked. Stay in touch!

Dewey - the Dewey Dulcimer System


Robin Thompson
09/13/10 03:58:56PM @robin-thompson:
Dwain,The url for your website in your Profile needs one of the prefixes omitted.Thank you for the String Choice Workbook-- I've bookmarked it!
Robin Thompson
09/06/10 02:53:19PM @robin-thompson:
Dwain,Earlier today I listened to Carol Walker's dulcimer play on your website. Exquisite.
Dan Evans
08/23/10 09:55:39AM @dan-evans:
hi Dwain - I've kept in touch with David Moore and hope to plasy his festival again, possibly in 2012 - I plan well aheadSmile.gif
Dan DeBruler
08/08/10 10:10:47PM @dan-debruler:
Thanks for making me feel welcome, Dwain! Excited about looking around a bit, and jumping in with both feet...
Norm Williams
08/07/10 05:13:54PM @norm-williams:
Thanks Dwain... nice to see you here too!!! I am looking forward to this year's festival but am getting ready to head to Elkins, WVa and the Augusta Old Time Week - taking a dulcimer of course but will be "studying" banjo... look forward to seeing you one of these days...
Heidi Muller
03/09/10 11:13:46PM @heidi-muller:
I'm doing fine, thank you. Bob and I are getting ready to fly to Seattle on Thursday for some gigs, after I put in a day of teaching guitar and dulcimer tomorrow to kids in southern WV. We're working on music for a local documentary and Bob's still got lots of folks coming into the studio to record. With two sweet cats and spring coming on... life is good!
Dwain Wilder
03/09/10 01:41:57PM @dwain-wilder:
Wow! What a nice welcome! I've had just a little time to look around. Strumelia, I'll be looking into that Dulcimer Makers group soon. And I nosed around and found a few questions about string choice that I may have some technical advice for. -- Still catching up from my weekend away at Albany.Strumelia, special thanks for your comment on my dulcumers. Did you get a chance to play one or two? I had a couple on the table that were being delivered, and available for playing. They incorporate new technical advances that greatly expand the dynamic range. I really wish I could brag about them, but the truth is one really has to play an instrument to comprehend the qualities of action, responsiveness, projection and volume. MP3 files just don't do that.
Strumelia
03/09/10 09:50:54AM @strumelia:
Dwain, be sure to join the "Dulcimer Makers" GROUP here. You'll find it on the left side column for 'Groups' on the main page. :)
John Henry
03/09/10 08:54:48AM @john-henry:
Glad to have you with Dwain JohnH
Bill Lewis
03/09/10 08:49:19AM @bill-lewis:
Welcome to FOTMD Dwain. :)
Strumelia
03/08/10 11:01:18PM @strumelia:
Hi Dwain, I'm so glad you joined up!Your dulcimers are very beautiful- it was great to see them in person. :)
Rod Westerfield
03/08/10 10:01:15PM @rod-westerfield:
welcome Dwain... glad ya joined the family..