|Project by Dan||posted 01-26-2013 02:12 PM||869 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
This is probably one of the most complex pieces I have ever cut, and is definitely the most complex compound cut I’ve ever done. It didn’t take as long to cut as I originally expected, but was very challenging.
I cut this from poplar, and finished it with semi-gloss spray poly.
So last Tuesday (1/15) when I went to see my aunt and show her some of my latest creations, she told me about a man named Stephen Miklos. She had met him at a convention of sorts. He makes dulcimers, which my aunt is learning to play. He also was selling small dulcimer ornaments, unfortunately she did not bring enough cash with her to purchase the one she really liked. He had mentioned to her that he was featured in Scrollsaw Woodworking & Crafts magazine, so she put me (being the computer guy I am) on the hunt to figure out what issue he was in.
Thursday (1/24) I shocked her immensely by presenting this compound dulcimer to her as a gift. I had located the issue (no longer available from the publisher, sold out issue), and found a gentleman who was willing to send me the one article from that issue, as he had it.