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Any interest in how to build minimalist CB dulcimers?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Southern Ray Feb 25, 2020. 9 Replies

Hello all! I am an amateur dulcimer builder who has produced a few well intonated dulcimers with minimal tools (backsaw, mitre box, scribing chisel, yardstick/straight edge, pocket knife) and noticed…Continue

 

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Southern Ray replied to NateMakesToys's discussion Any interest in how to build minimalist CB dulcimers?
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Gentrified_Guitar replied to NateMakesToys's discussion Any interest in how to build minimalist CB dulcimers?
"I am interested!  I admire the fine craftsmanship of gentrified cigar box guitars, but frankly, its out of my leagu  e and budget.     I  have a minimalist set of  basic tools.  The only power tools I…"
Feb 23, 2020
Keith Rearick replied to NateMakesToys's discussion Any interest in how to build minimalist CB dulcimers?
"Hey Nate, are you going to do the video? Inquiring minds want to know."
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Kerry Anderson replied to NateMakesToys's discussion Any interest in how to build minimalist CB dulcimers?
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Any interest in how to build minimalist CB dulcimers?

Hello all! I am an amateur dulcimer builder who has produced a few well intonated dulcimers with minimal tools (backsaw, mitre box, scribing chisel, yardstick/straight edge, pocket knife) and noticed that the resources for amateur level dulcimer building are limited to very poorly intonated novelties. My first question is whether I have perhaps missed a quality resource for low level builders that details how to build dulcimers. My follow-up question is whether there would be any interest in a…See More
Feb 7, 2020
NateMakesToys replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Collection Thread: show me your collections
"Sorry to be so late to reply. Given time to experiment I have found that 'on the soundboard' builds are much more achievable with the limited tools I have, but 'in the soundboard' designs have provided me more volume. Also…"
Feb 7, 2020
NateMakesToys replied to JP Lace Master's discussion Collection Thread: show me your collections
"Hey all. Im very new to building instruments, I've been messing around in my living room on the weekends for the last few months making toys. Forst thing i made was a walking stick with a diddley bow stuck onto it. Next was this dulcimer for…"
Nov 4, 2019

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I am fascinated at all the unique sounds people experiment with. Its very cool to see an instrument that is unlike anything in a music shop. I also really like the idea of being able to make a functional instrument at a very low cost, so that I'll always have access to something to play.

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