Dulcimer #2

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Project by johnstoneb posted 04-10-2017 11:27 PM 552 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had so much fun with the first one. I had to make a second one. This one for my SIL.

This one top and back fiddleback maple, sides and peghead walnut, fretboard is purpleheart. finishe the top with 1 coat of amber shellac to bring out the figure entire instrument then got several coats of clear shellac, fubbed out and waxed. I now have to go back and make some corrections on the first one.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#1 posted 04-10-2017 11:33 PM

This is really rad!

-- Matt

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#2 posted 04-10-2017 11:38 PM

Very well done!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#3 posted 04-11-2017 01:49 AM

Very cool. A gift for the ages.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 04-11-2017 04:18 AM

That’s one beautiful instrument…..well done sir.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#6 posted 04-11-2017 06:26 AM

Love that curl, Bruce! Is this another one of those addicting things to build?

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 04-11-2017 01:17 PM

This is a beautiful musical instrument and it displays a lot of wonderful details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 04-11-2017 02:13 PM

I admire those that can build such beautiful instruments and make music on them

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#9 posted 04-11-2017 03:24 PM

Wow Bruce, I am really impressed with your instrument making skills. Beautifully done.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#10 posted 04-13-2017 09:51 PM

Very beautiful work. I am hoping to create something similar as soon as I get the chance. Thanks for posting this :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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