Country: USA !
65 year old man. Put the emphasis where ya please. Music major in college 45 years ago. Worked the next 45 in the title insurance business. Divorced bout 40, raised two fantastic sons. Remarried about 10 years ago to my Queen. She makes everybody around her better. We retired and relocated to Geneva, NY in the Finger Lakes Region of New York Sate. The people are wonderful and every day we feel like we are on vacation.
as long as I can remember, I was a hobbiest and a modeler. From slot car, model cars, balsa and tissue airplane to gas powered planes and boats, rocketry to fishing and bicycling. Music (drums) occupied a good part of my life from grade 5-college.
As I said, I retired about 2 years ago and immediately preturned to younger days. Kite flying, model railroadng, drone flying, music comp and recordng, ukulele playing, wood carving, gardening and planting trees. I am so gratefull to have the time and means to do this, as well as have a wnderfull wife to share, understand me, and allows my freedom to grow.
so its no wonder I want to build a dulcimer! I used my chain saw to harvest some slabs of cherry for top and bottom. 10' wide! Maple plank for sides and black walnut for fret boad and head. Now just got to be patient curing the weed.
any body know where I can get some good plans for teardrop mountan dulcimer? I feel cmfortable designing my own but would want some clarification on head and stringing/tuning.
and oh yes, that is Webster, our White Lab. He is so gentle, pensive and loves walks through our woods like all labs he loves to eat and treat time is a pretty special time!
thank to anyone taking time to read. I Am excited to take On this project,
the best to all,
Tim Good Man