Kusani

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Location: Sparta TN
Country: United States

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Kusani
@kusani • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Oberflacht Lyre Finished":
"Nice job Ken. :)"
Kusani
@kusani • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Using boiled linseed oil (mahogany)":
"On the website, entitled "Luthiers Mercantile International", I did find the following info:  If you are working with minimal equipment and working space..."
Kusani
@kusani • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Using boiled linseed oil (mahogany)":
"I would like to do that experiment sometime, but not sure my ear is attuned sufficiently to tell a difference.  Nice instruments you are making.... :)"
Kusani
@kusani • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Using boiled linseed oil (mahogany)":
"That is a good suggestion Matt.   That would be the only way to know for sure, of course both the top, bottom, and sides would have to be out of the same..."
Kusani
@kusani • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Using boiled linseed oil (mahogany)":
"I have been using tung oil exclusively and am not aware of any sound 'dampening'.  There are some posts on the web that allude to a slight dampening effect,..."
Kusani
@kusani • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Using boiled linseed oil (mahogany)":
"Personally I would not use linseed oil:  Wood finish[edit] When used as a wood finish, linseed oil dries slowly and shrinks little upon hardening. Linseed..."
Kusani
@kusani • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "3D printed capo and Noter":
"Who would have ever thought that level of technology would be applied to playing a dulcimer? "
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Painted Poplar Dulcimer?":
"Fyi: the Woodcraft 'milkpaint' from General Finishes is not a true "milk paint" but a modern version of old world paint with a strong mineral base, it is..."
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Build a Dulcimer - In an hour from scratch":
"Fun project.   Music box vs. dulcimer.....  :)  "
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Compensated Bridges?":
"I believe the nice thing about music and instruments, any music and instruments, is there is ample room for those wishing to preserve the 'traditional' and..."
Kusani
@kusani • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Mel Bay's "Dulcimer Sessions" articles have all disappeared?":
"Very interesting article.... thank you!!!"
Kusani
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Suggested Strings for MD":
"Selah, you are getting good advice and the members here are very knowledgable and have help me tremendously. From a personal perspective, I don't really care..."
Kusani
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Player - Do sound holes significantly affect sound?":
"Thanks Ken, easy way for the novice builder to work with sound hole design.   "
Kusani
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Player - Do sound holes significantly affect sound?":
"Ken, can you share you thoughts regarding number of sq. " per surface area of the top of the instrument? For example hourglass shape will have different..."
Kusani
@kusani • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Removing a fret":
"There are pliers specifically designed to remove frets, some builders may use a very thin knife, working it across the length of the fret on both sides, some..."

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Noah Aikens
12/01/16 12:37:56PM @noah-aikens:

 Hey I didn't know you lived in sparta! I was wondering, have you tried to see if the dulcimer club in cookeville is still active? There's a number on everything dulcimer, but because they meet (according to the website)when I'm busy, I haven't really bothered to call. Or is there a group in sparta that meets?


Dan
06/16/16 01:23:52PM @dan:

Hi Kusani, in your description you mention a John Maddux dulcimer. Is this the one you use as your avatar? The avatar looks like a Maxwell!

 

DAN


John Keane
01/17/16 08:40:35AM @john-keane:

Howdy and welcome to FOTMD!


marg
01/10/16 07:34:56PM @marg:

 Hi,

Thanks for sharing your noter, nice. You are off to a good start, lots of great members here also looking to share.

marg.


Jim Fawcett
01/08/16 03:00:34PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Kusani, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Kusani
01/07/16 10:56:51PM @kusani:

Thanks. :)

 


Ken Longfield
01/07/16 10:19:40PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Kusani. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Kusani
01/07/16 10:21:47AM @kusani:

Thank all of you for the welcome.  I am in the process of learning to strum, note, and care for my dulcimer.  The wooden pegs need some adjustments and chalking, and it appears my nut will have to be moved a bit to keep the instrument in tune as I move up the scale.  The instrument was made in 1976 and bought that year by my mother who never played it. I am also learning, again, how to read music.  My last experience, other than church, was playing a trombone in high school (no comparison) :) 

 


Karen Keane
01/07/16 06:47:03AM @karen-keane:

Hello and welcome to the site.  This is a great place to listen to music and share ideas.  I hope you enjoy.


Rob N Lackey
01/06/16 10:27:47PM @rob-n-lackey:

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

Rob

 


Benjamin W Barr Jr
01/06/16 10:26:59PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Kusani, 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