|Project by JonJ||posted 01-03-2008 07:03 PM||6273 views||13 times favorited||57 comments|
I built this for a friend/co-worker of my wife who wanted to give it as a gift to her husband. She wanted a celtic inscription inside, so I went with an overall celtic knot theme. The overlay on the soundboard may deaden the sound a bit, but It’s not so bad I wouldn’t do it again.
I bought some walnut from our local mill, but when I re-sawed it, it turns out it was under a lot of internal stress and warped too bad to use. I wound up using some walnut that was stashed in the loft of our old barn. It had been up there drying for probably at least 50 yrs…it was sawed by my grandpa who passed away several years before I was born.
The soundboard is made from birch.
The case was made from oak, with a velour over foam insert cut to match the dulcimer. The outside of the case was masked and sprayed with dye for the knot accents.
The handle is little brass hinges riveted to a stuffed and stitched leather strap- I have to make some more things with handles…It worked too good to not do it again!
These pictures are not the greatest…I never did get a good overall shot, but maybe they’ll give some idea.
My wife got a new camera for Christmas- maybe my future projects will have better pix!