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Molly McCurdy
@molly-mccurdy
01/16/20 05:37:31PM
13 posts

Dulcimer hangers


General mountain dulcimer or music discussions

Can any of you offer suggestions or recommendations for hanging dulcimers on a wall? I’ve seen dulcimer hooks online that are quite simple, but priced at $12 and up! I would appreciate your suggestions and ideas.

Molly McCurdy
@molly-mccurdy
09/09/19 10:27:37PM
13 posts

Show Us Your Pets!


OFF TOPIC discussions

They’re spoiled stinkin’ rotten, Robin!

Molly McCurdy
@molly-mccurdy
09/09/19 05:51:50PM
13 posts

Removing a fretboard


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

Thanks, John. I’ll give that a try, maybe with a hand planer or sander.

Molly McCurdy
@molly-mccurdy
09/09/19 05:45:51PM
13 posts

Show Us Your Pets!


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My two weenie girls, Emmy and Cricket, and my Granddaughter, Ariana, with my one-eyed demon weenie, Daisy, who now lives with Ariana because Daisy likes her best.


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Molly McCurdy
@molly-mccurdy
09/09/19 05:35:24PM
13 posts

Removing a fretboard


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What is the best method of removing a fretboard from a dulcimer? I built a dulcimer years ago that I thought was firewood because the fretboard was warped. A friend suggested I remove the fretboard, make a new one and put another top on the dulcimer if it gets damaged in the process. Any suggestions?

Molly McCurdy
@molly-mccurdy
01/28/19 10:54:21PM
13 posts

Removing grease spot


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Hi, Ken. The spot is about 1/4” in diameter. It’s grease from melted cheese. I sanded most of it out. I plan on using tung oil to finish.

Molly McCurdy
@molly-mccurdy
01/28/19 10:53:07PM
13 posts

Removing grease spot


Instruments- discuss specific features, luthiers, instrument problems & questions

Ken Hulme:

How big is the speck? 

What kind of 'kitchen grease" (bacon fat, vegetable oil, butter or margarine, etc)? 

How do you intend to finish the fretboard when you're done -- varnish, tung oil, urethane, boiled linseed oil, etc??

 

Molly McCurdy
@molly-mccurdy
01/28/19 01:53:25PM
13 posts

Removing grease spot


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I have a question for you builders. I’m building a dulcimer on my kitchen table and a speck of grease splashed onto my fret board. Is there any way to get a greasy spot off of walnut?

Molly McCurdy
@molly-mccurdy
01/28/19 01:49:33PM
13 posts

Need Advice--Buying a New Dulcimer


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Check out my dulcimers, Light o’ the Moon Dulcimers, at www.dulcimersbymolly.com. I build custom designed dulcimers.

Molly McCurdy
@molly-mccurdy
09/06/13 07:55:07PM
13 posts

LOOKING FOR DULCIMER TABS FOR "WAYFARING STRANGER"


Dulcimer Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs

Do any of you have dulcimer tablature for "Wayfaring Stranger?" I can't find it anywhere and want to learn it. If I knew it well enough, I could probably figure it out, but I don't remember all of the melody. If you do have it, would you be able to scan it & e-mail it to me? My e-mail address is molly@dulcimersbymolly.com. Thanks!


updated by @molly-mccurdy: 06/11/15 07:38:16AM
Molly McCurdy
@molly-mccurdy
06/29/11 03:50:17PM
13 posts

How do I fix a crack?


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My granddaughter dropped a steel ball on the back of my favorite dulcimer and put a big crack in it. Is there any way to repair a crack? It's along the wood grain, and barely noticeable to the eye, but I'm afraid it'll crack even more if I don't do something about it. Any suggestions?


updated by @molly-mccurdy: 06/08/16 09:24:05PM