Hammer Dulcimer

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Project by StLouisWoodworker posted 01-09-2009 09:37 PM 2108 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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)

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#1 posted 01-10-2009 02:15 AM

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

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#2 posted 01-10-2009 02:16 AM

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.

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#3 posted 01-10-2009 02:20 AM

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)

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#4 posted 01-10-2009 03:56 AM

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

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 01-10-2009 04:39 AM

Very nice Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 05-05-2010 03:22 AM

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

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#7 posted 06-09-2010 07:25 PM

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

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#8 posted 06-09-2010 07:36 PM

Wonderful and unique project very well done Don

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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