My fancy dulcimer build - in progress
Good start Dave; My first couple of builds I didn't have that many useful clamps. Nothing wrong with a box design dulcimer. The maximize the cubic inches of interior volume -- a major factor in the overall sound. Are you going to go with a TMB style fretboard/tuning head? Or a "conventional" scroll or flat tuning head and fretboard?
Best wishes on your build.
I spent some time on Thanksgiving day working on my first dulcimer build! It's awfully rectangular , and I am embarrassed over my lack of clamps (a pre-paperclip & rubber band stage is shown in the photo). I'm having fun with it, but can't do much today due to rain (my workshop is the backyard). I'll post an update when it gets further along.