I uploaded some pictures last week that came up on the site squashed looking, but looked normal when you hit the "view full size" tab. I thought at first it might have been the settings on my camera,…Continue
I am working on building an Épinette des Vosges.
It would seem that it is not possible to save or print a .pdf file from the fretfind2d calculator on an Android phone.
If someone with a computer can go to the fretfind2d site and enter the following information, and E-mail me the .pdf file in multiple pages so I can use it for a template, I would be most obliged!
Scale length: 17
String width at the nut:… Continue
So I am in the beginning stages of building my first License Plate Guitar. I haven't made a guitar yet, though I have completed my first Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer this past year, and made up a bridge for an old one I bought from an estate sale.
I picked up this old Kapok guitar last fall on Main Street for $10 from someone who needed beer money. The body was broken and torn away at the neck from him smacking someone over the head. I was going to use the tuners for another Dulcimer, but… Continue
Thanks, Rand, appreciate it. The next part is tricky, cutting the ends off so the Dulcimer will be straight when I'm finished! I made sure to make the sides way longer so I have lots of length to work with
Hi. I tried to add a comment to your photo on CBN showing your attempt at bending wood for a mountain dulcimer frame in your bath tube. So, I have left my comment here instead.
I built a mountain dulcimer with an elliptical shaped body without having to resort to either steam bending or soaking the wood in hot/boiling water. I just bent the wood dry (once it cracked, so had to try again at not such an extreme bend). So, it is possible to build a MD w/o the hassel of boiling/setaming the wood. I documented my build on CBN at this link.
Thanks for the friendship and the kinds words. The wood burning will work great on oak as well. I've done a lot on oak. I would suggest a little practice on some scrap first though. Due to the grain of oak it is a bit tougher to control than poplar or cedar. Good Luck!