Tim Good Man


Location: Geneva New York (Finger Lakes Region)
Country: USA !


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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


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Hi all, Picking trees from wood lot, cutting some boards, waxing and...
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Drying freshly harvested wood...

Posted: Monday June 12 2017, 8:01 PM
By: @Ken Bloom

Drying fresh cut wood

Posted: Friday January 20 2017, 10:12 PM
By: @Tim Good Man


Jim Fawcett
01/21/17 07:58:39AM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Tim, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.

Cynthia Wigington
01/21/17 07:00:23AM @cynthia-wigington:

Greetings from Vermont Tim and welcome to the site. Super you are building a dulcimer - they really are too much fun.

Rob N Lackey
01/20/17 07:47:52PM @rob-n-lackey:

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



Benjamin W Barr Jr
01/20/17 04:59:18PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Tim, 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.


Ken Longfield
01/20/17 03:45:34PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Tim Good Man. It's good to have you aboard.


"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."