LumberJocks

Hammer Dulcimer

  • Advertise with us
Project by StLouisWoodworker posted 2058 days ago 1598 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Hammer Dulcimer
Hammer Dulcimer No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

Music Instrument: hammer dulcimer
Case: walnut
Soundboard: quarter sawn spruce
Dimensions: width 38” (front), 24” (back) height 18.5” depth 3/25”
Soundboard painted by a neighbor, J. Stinger.

-- Don Snyder (38.6N, 90.3W)





8 comments so far

View HallTree's profile

HallTree

5661 posts in 2401 days


#1 posted 2058 days ago

Nice job Don. I made a Mountain Dulcimer about three years ago. I play it a little, very little. I want to make a Hammer Dulcimer. Got a lot of infor from the internet. My wife says “learn to play the Mountain Dulcimer first”. After seeing yours I have the urge again, not to learn to play the Mountain Dulcimer, but to make the Hammer Dulcimer. Did you also make the hammers?

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

View BarryW's profile

BarryW

1015 posts in 2540 days


#2 posted 2058 days ago

I played piano for alot of years and enjoy music of all kinds…hammered dulcimer is a very exciting sound…and this instrument is just beautiful…a great job.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

View StLouisWoodworker's profile

StLouisWoodworker

50 posts in 2610 days


#3 posted 2058 days ago

Thanks for the favorable comments. I made four of the h. dulcimers. HallTree: yes, I also made some hammers, but I don’t have pictures handy.

-- Don Snyder (38.6N, 90.3W)

View ND2ELK's profile

ND2ELK

13495 posts in 2408 days


#4 posted 2058 days ago

Beautiful piece. Great job to you and the painter. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

View jim1953's profile

jim1953

2672 posts in 2476 days


#5 posted 2058 days ago

Very nice Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

View SuprDad's profile

SuprDad

21 posts in 1589 days


#6 posted 1578 days ago

This is really nice, my mother in law plays the dulcimer…bet I could get some brownie points if I could make one as nice as yours!

-- Larry

View JonJ's profile

JonJ

163 posts in 2474 days


#7 posted 1542 days ago

I looked at this some time ago, and thought I commented…guess i didn’t. Super nice! I am about 90mi south of you. I believe I visited a few times with one of your woodworking club members who built harpsichords, Peter Tkach.

-- Jon

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112018 posts in 2211 days


#8 posted 1542 days ago

Wonderful and unique project very well done Don

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase