Yes, that's very nice Robert
I have my other dulcimer with a (suitcase strap) hooked on with a tie, no button. It had a lot of room to slip something around the end. So yes, I could do that but there isn't a lot of room on the red stain dulcimer, so checking into the different ways.
Thanks, all good to know
Strumelia has an excellent video on her blog about how to attach a strap to the head of the dulcimer, if you don’t have a button, or don’t want to add a button.
Was only thinking of one end. Soap, I had not thought of that. I didn't even think of drilling the hold, just putting the screw in. Will watch a vIdeo and tackle this project also.
Thanks again, everyone. When I am finish getting the red stain dulcimer together and post a video, know you all had a hand in helping me set it up.
Don't over-think things. However, strap buttons do need to be installed into the ends of the dulcimer, not the sides. The ends have solid blocks of wood in them there so there's "no worries" about drilling a hole there. Drill a slightly undersized hole for the screw, soap the threads and install. Easy peasy.
Do we need to worry about the wood before we install a strap button? If it's too thin how would it hold without pulling the screw out and messing up the end of the dulcimer? Should we put some glue also, would this help hold the screw in? Is this something any of us can do?
updated by @marg: 08/03/23 02:20:25PM