Nutmegger

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Born and raised in the Southern Berkshires, a stones throw from the Appalachian Trail.  Music has always been a part of my life - Dad has been a drummer for several local bands, Mom has sung in church choirs and other venues.  Learned saxophone and trombone through high school, switching from classical instruments to folk after many years, currently fool around on penny whistle and stick dulcimer, currently restoring a 20+ year old set of Irish bagpipes which I hope to learn at some point.  There's also a family fiddle that I've been meaning to pick up for some time, but life and other projects keep getting in the way.  Looking forward to building my first mountain dulcimer for accompaniment for the folk songs I already know.  Other than that, we'll see where life takes me next.

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@nutmegger • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on The Journey of a New Comers' New Dulcimer:
"After roughing out the former for the body, the next piece that needed some prep was the head stock.  Call me crazy, but I've always loved traditionally..."
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@nutmegger • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on The Journey of a New Comers' New Dulcimer:
"Next day - After the two plywood halves were planed so the center seam was flush, the template was traced and ban-sawed out.... After the rough..."
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@nutmegger • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on The Journey of a New Comers' New Dulcimer:
"So first off, since I'm going to be making two instruments concurrently, it would make sense to make things easier for myself and make some forms and..."
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@nutmegger • 3 weeks ago • comments: 6
Created a new Group discussion "The Journey of a New Comers' New Dulcimer":
"Hi All After a month of lurking around the site reading tons of information and doing research I went ahead and found a copy of Kimball's "Constructing the..."
Dulcimer Making
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@nutmegger • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Scalloped Fingerboard Designin' Blues...:
"@Dwain-wilder: Wow! Thanks for that response.  Hope I'm not stepping on any toes for linking pics, figured linking to the original site was better then..."
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@nutmegger • 2 months ago • comments: 9
Created a new Group discussion "Scalloped Fingerboard Designin' Blues...":
"Hi all, new to the site and to dulcimer building, figured I'd make my first post start with a banger of a question.  First off, a little background to put..."
Dulcimer Making
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@nutmegger • 2 months ago • comments: 568
Posted a new Comment on @jim-fawcett:
"Hi Jim, thanks for the welcome, glad to be here! -Kevin"
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@nutmegger • 2 months ago • comments: 257
Posted a new Comment on @richard-streib:
"Hi Richard, and thanks for the welcome.  Seems like a nice group here, can't wait to learn from y'all. -Kevin"
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@nutmegger • 2 months ago • comments: 393
Posted a new Comment on @ken-longfield:
"Hi Ken, thanks for the welcome and likewise!  Already have a bunch of questions lined up and chompin' at the bit to learn. -Kevin"

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The Journey of a New Comers' New Dulcimer


Hi All After a month of lurking around the site reading tons of...
@Nutmegger 3 weeks ago - Comments: 6
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Scalloped Fingerboard Designin' Blues...


Hi all, new to the site and to dulcimer building, figured I'd make my...
@Nutmegger 2 months ago - Comments: 9

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Ben Barr Jr
10/14/22 07:12:53PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Nut, 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


Rob N Lackey
10/12/22 08:10:00AM @rob-n-lackey:

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


Jim Fawcett
10/09/22 07:01:04AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Nutmegger, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.


Ken Longfield
10/08/22 10:36:53PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD Nutmegger. It's good to have you aboard. I look forward to your participation in these discussions.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Richard Streib
10/08/22 07:38:19PM @richard-streib:

Welcome Nutmegger to Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer. Glad you joined. This is a wonderful community of folks who love the mountain dulcimer. Join in the discussions. Ask questions. Offer your expertise.