Repairing a Diamond Dulcimer

Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
3 years ago
531 posts

You're welcome John Henry. PM me your email address and I will send you some other pictures of the Thomas restoration.

John Henry
@john-henry
3 years ago
341 posts

Thank you in particular for that last one Ken, you may remember that I based my Thomas 'look-a-like' on the information gleaned from the pictures you shared of your 'deconstructed' Thomas ! Its good to see that apart from colour mine did'nt turn out much different in appearance !

JohnH

Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
3 years ago
531 posts

As promised here are two photos; one of the Diamond dulcimer and one of the Diamond and Thomas dulcimers together. Despite the difference in size the Thomas' VSL is 27.25 inches and the Diamond's VSL is 28.5 inches.

Tom Olson
@tom-olson
3 years ago
6 posts
Hi Ken, our company just left and I'm beat too! No hurry on the pictures.
Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
3 years ago
531 posts

Steph, the Thomas dulcimer is mine. I took a few pictures of the two dulcimers together to compare their size.

Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
3 years ago
531 posts

Thanks Tom. I hope that I'll get them up tomorrow. Grandkids an parents just left. I'm beat.

Strumelia
@strumelia
3 years ago
1,866 posts

Yay!




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Tom Olson
@tom-olson
3 years ago
6 posts
Yay! I picked up my dulcimer from Ken today! It looks great and sounds just like I remember. Ken, thank you again and again!I can't wait to see the Diamond and Thomas dulcimers.
John Henry
@john-henry
3 years ago
341 posts

Job well done Ken, it lives again !

John

Tom Olson
@tom-olson
3 years ago
6 posts

Yes, that is true. I'm very lucky that Ken accepted the job of repairing my dulcimer. It looks great and I cannot wait to see it!

Geekling said:

What a beautiful dulcimer, and what a great job you did fixing it, Ken! I'm sure the owner is feeling really lucky now!Grin.gif

Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
3 years ago
531 posts

Thank you for the comments folks. Yes, Dave, I put in two dowel pins.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."

folkfan
@folkfan
3 years ago
461 posts

Good job, Ken. 113.gif113.gif

Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia
3 years ago
289 posts

You did a fantastic job.

David Lynch
@david-lynch
3 years ago
42 posts

Nice job Ken. I am assuming that the hole was being drilled for a dowel insert?

Kevin Messenger
@kevin-messenger
3 years ago
123 posts

Thanks for sharing Ken, looks like a great repair.

Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
3 years ago
531 posts

And here is a picture of the finished dulcimer.

Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
3 years ago
531 posts

Here are a few more pictures of this repair.

Ken Longfield
@ken-longfield
3 years ago
531 posts

While this is not a build, we do not have a specific area to show repairs of dulcimers. One of our members contacted me about reattaching the peg head to the body of his dulcimer. This was the result of an accident almost 30 years ago. I accepted the job and glued the peg head back on the dulcimer.

The attached photos show the separation from the body, the peg head, and the body and the peg head together.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


updated by @ken-longfield: 06/11/15 07:41:51AM