Matt Berg

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Location: Canton, MI
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Matt Berg
@matt-berg • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Using boiled linseed oil (mahogany)":
"No, actually, I have done it with other features, but not comparing oil to lacquer.  The times I have used oil, I was just not happy with the results."
Matt Berg
@matt-berg • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Using boiled linseed oil (mahogany)":
"When asking such a question, I always build sibling dulcimers.  Cut the sound board and sides out of the same piece of wood.  Then finish one with tung oil..."
Matt Berg
@matt-berg • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Using boiled linseed oil (mahogany)":
"I am not a fan of using oils on any part of an instrument.  I find they soak into the wood and deaden the sound.  As Bob Schuler said use wax."
Matt Berg
@matt-berg • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on down draft table:
"John, thanks.  The ones that say it will work with a shop vac seem suspect.  I would think a lot more suction would be needed."
Matt Berg
@matt-berg • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Created a new Group discussion "down draft table":
"Sometimes it feels like more of my wood becomes sawdust than instruments.  I have seen pictures of down draft tables, roughly a shallow box topped with..."
Matt Berg
@matt-berg • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Play with ukulele and guitar ":
"Seriously?  This is why other musicians groan when you bring a dulcimer to a jam.  We expect everyone to change for us.  How nice? Not.  If you plan to play..."
Matt Berg
@matt-berg • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Play with ukulele and guitar ":
"Bring two one DAd/DAa and one CGc/CGg and a Capo.  (DAd/DAa depends on your playing style.)"
Matt Berg
@matt-berg • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fretboard Crack!! ":
"The builder did a wonderful job of putting together a unique instrument.  Eight strings on a thin scroll head is a lot of pressure.  The sides of the head..."
Matt Berg
@matt-berg • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Fretboard Crack!! ":
"It looks like a fracture from drying rather than stress. Place the instrument so the opening Dave's up.mask off the sides of the crack. Then SLOWLY, one or..."