Hunterdude

Location:

Location: Cedar Springs, Michigan
Country: USA

My Latest Followers:

NateBuildsToys Kevin R. Salt Springs Slate Creek Dulcimers Dan Bob Stephens

Stats

Machine builder trying his hand at amature dulcimer construction.

Latest Activity

  All
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 2 weeks ago • comments: 3
Liked a music item created by @salt-springs: Battle Hymn of the Republic
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Liked a photos item created by @slate-creek-dulcimers: Butternut and Osage Shoat Hogfiddle
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 3 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on Butternut and Osage Shoat Hogfiddle:
"Ken is right...that "V" pattern you got in the big part of the scroll and the colors of the Osage Orange is just..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 3 weeks ago
@hunterdude is now following @kevin-r
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 3 weeks ago • comments: 38
Posted a new Comment on 2nd dulcimer build custom cardboard:
"PM sent...please let me know if you got it as I am still learning to use all the forum features -Ben"
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 3 weeks ago
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 3 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Chinese Breakdown:
"Kevin, Thanks for your help, I am happy to report Bobby Did get back to me quickly, and even better News is he was willing to upgrade my Virginia hogfiddle..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 3 weeks ago • comments: 38
Posted a new Comment on 2nd dulcimer build custom cardboard:
"Ken, That would be great! Any info taken from an original or replica would be helpful, so I don't stray to far from what makers of the "day" back then..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 3 weeks ago • comments: 13
Posted a new Comment on Chinese Breakdown:
"Kevin. Is the dulcimer in your left hand (diamond sound holes) the Virginia hogfiddle kit? The reason I ask is I am interested in purchasing the kit and..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 3 weeks ago • comments: 38
Posted a new Comment on 2nd dulcimer build custom cardboard:
"I agree..."not many would spend this much time on a cardboard dulcimer" It has been fun and I am layed off due to corvid-19 so I have extra time to work..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 3 weeks ago • comments: 38
Posted a new Comment on 2nd dulcimer build custom cardboard:
"First coat of paint...I plan 2 to 3 light coats followed by Carnuba wax...I darkened in the edge of Kraft paper trim with marker to get a feel to for the..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 3 weeks ago • comments: 38
Posted a new Comment on 2nd dulcimer build custom cardboard:
"Well, this has been on the back burner for a few days but finally more progress. The sides and corners are completely veneer in Kraft paper...thought I..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @natebuildstoys: What's the deal with Aquavinas?
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 3 weeks ago • comments: 26
Posted a new Comment on "scheitholt" good plans available?:
"Hello Ken Longfied, I went back and turned the YouTube video up near full volume and think I Can pick up the extra strings humming sympathetic...it is no..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 4 weeks ago • comments: 26
Posted a new Comment on "scheitholt" good plans available?:
"I just watched a YouTube tutorial on music wire staple frets.....as a new builder my original thought was a staple fret would be far inferior to our modern..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 4 weeks ago • comments: 26
Posted a new Comment on "scheitholt" good plans available?:
"Ken, I really like your replica with the rounded tail section...it seems a large number of them are just squared off back there...another common way I see..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 4 weeks ago • comments: 26
Posted a new Comment on "scheitholt" good plans available?:
"Thanks Ken, this is the type of data I was hoping to find! I have listened to nearly all the ones I can find on YouTube videos...they very greatly from..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 4 weeks ago • comments: 26
Posted a new Comment on "scheitholt" good plans available?:
"I noticed in most of the original Schietholt photos the staple frets are pressed in the soundboard itself or a fairly thin narrow strip of wood. For a..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's the deal with Aquavinas?":
"Well curiosity got the better of me and I dug out 2 pans of similar construction to your Bundt pan...they are both sheet steel and a magnet will stick to..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's the deal with Aquavinas?":
"Nate, I somehow overlooked this thread until now but I am impressed! I love the concept and have a couple thoughts...first thought is that if you made it..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 4 weeks ago
@hunterdude is now following @natebuildstoys
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 4 weeks ago • comments: 26
Posted a new Comment on "scheitholt" good plans available?:
"Ken, I went and watched the video of you playing the Landis Valley farm unit...very unique sound! Unlike Any "dulcimer" I have ever heard...also the one..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 4 weeks ago • comments: 38
Posted a new Comment on 2nd dulcimer build custom cardboard:
"Disaster strikes!....these photos are of my very first cardboard dulcimer not yet 2 months old...the fretboard is Solid Mahagany with no cut outs or arches..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • 4 weeks ago • comments: 26
Posted a new Comment on "scheitholt" good plans available?:
"Ken, thanks so much for the fine documentary attachments...there is a ton of information there to digest. I also appreciate the advice on tuning strategy...."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • one month ago • comments: 38
Posted a new Comment on 2nd dulcimer build custom cardboard:
"Finally starting to shape up...this photo shows the corner wrap Kraft paper that covers the dreaded end grain cardboard...there are "darts" or slits on the..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • one month ago • comments: 38
Posted a new Comment on 2nd dulcimer build custom cardboard:
"Photo of cardboard "end grain" filled with sandable model airplane glue."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • one month ago • comments: 26
Posted a new Comment on "scheitholt" good plans available?:
"This is one I like the looks of....I am not stuck on this design only."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • one month ago • comments: 26
Created a new Group discussion ""scheitholt" good plans available?":
"Well...I hope it not bad form to post this question in a "dulcimer" forum...I got the bug to build simple dulcimers and during my research stumbled upon..."
Dulcimer Making
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • one month ago • comments: 38
Posted a new Comment on 2nd dulcimer build custom cardboard:
"Well...I Finally stopped dreaming about exotic fretboard design and get back to the task at hand...not much progress today but trimmed the glue fixture tabs..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • one month ago • comments: 38
Posted a new Comment on 2nd dulcimer build custom cardboard:
"Dulcimers can be Very affordable to build as you say Bob, with what I have on hand I have less than $40 material total into a cardboard model if I use my own..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • one month ago • comments: 38
Posted a new Comment on 2nd dulcimer build custom cardboard:
"Bob, Thanks for your input on my "E" drawing, I took a quick look at your website and you have some High End dulcimers going on there! I took notice of..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • one month ago • comments: 38
Posted a new Comment on 2nd dulcimer build custom cardboard:
"Ok...I was saving this idea for my first all wood dulcimer build, but since we are discussing fretboard build theory I want to throw this design in the..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • one month ago • comments: 38
Posted a new Comment on 2nd dulcimer build custom cardboard:
"Nate, Thanks for the vote of "C" plus "D"....hopefully a few more will chime in. I also appreciate your input that your experimental Cardboard..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • one month ago • comments: 38
Posted a new Comment on 2nd dulcimer build custom cardboard:
"Ken, Thanks for the words of encouragement on my build!....trimming the tabs and "veneer the sides with Kraft paper is also a pleasing description of how I..."
Hunterdude
@hunterdude • one month ago • comments: 38
Posted a new Comment on 2nd dulcimer build custom cardboard:
"And the soundbox is enclosed...the resulting stiffness of the cardboard soundbox is quite impressive once it's all glued to gather...on that note there are..."

Latest Group Discussions

  All
Hunterdude

"scheitholt" good plans available?


Well...I hope it not bad form to post this question in a "dulcimer"...
@Hunterdude one month ago - Comments: 26
Hunterdude

2nd dulcimer build custom cardboard


I hope folks don't mind me posting my cardboard builds here, some may...
@Hunterdude one month ago - Comments: 38
Hunterdude

Favorite Bridge and Nut Material?


I made these out of cow bone and avoided the bad smell by working the...
@Hunterdude 2 months ago - Comments: 23

Latest Audio

  All

Latest Videos

  All

Comments

Jim Fawcett
04/03/20 07:37:17PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Hunter, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
04/02/20 09:28:15AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Hunter, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's  a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

Ben


marg
03/31/20 10:13:42PM @marg:

Welcome, ( warmer and less "Tangy" t)

I like the warmer sound to a dulcimer also. Have fun checking everything out


Richard Streib
03/31/20 08:15:09PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Hunterdude to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a great place to learn all about the dulcimer. Join in the discussions. Ask questions. Best wishes on your dulcimer journey


Ken Longfield
03/31/20 01:53:01PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Hunterdude. It is good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions.

Ken

 

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Rob N Lackey
03/31/20 12:51:29PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Hunterdude, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob