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4 String Dulcimer Build #8: All but finished

11-21-2016 01:32 PM by Dave Rutan | 7 comments »

[Above] With the whole instrument put together, it’s time to attend to a few details. First I sanded the whole thing, rounding over the sharp corners. Here I’ve used a very thin bladed back saw from my modeling tools to score the locations on the nut and bridge for the strings. These are just marks for now. The final fitting of the strings will be done last of all. FYI the two notches are supposed to be close together. It’s a dulcimer thing. [Above] On the opposite end from the tuning pegs there needs to be a way to anchor the strings to the instrument. I continued the bridge notches onto the tail of the dulcimer and made marks for the anchor pins. ...

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