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Traded Bottle stopper for Dulcimer

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Project by Mark posted 363 days ago 702 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friend, Lou was going to help me make a dulcimer for my wife as he has made 6-7 already. I really am a wood turner and so I started this project out by tearing up a nice thin piece stock on the planer due to the fact I tried to hog of a little to much at a time on the planer. Lou, ended up basically building it for me as I am not very good at the flatboard stuff (it’s the dark side).

The front and back are book matched from black walnut and the sides are cherry. Lou did a great job on this instrument and it also sounds great. Bob, another friend did the scroll saw work on the eight notes on the front.

I did give Lou a bottle stopper I made of cocobolo (pic #2). I am thinking that I came out way, way ahead on this one.

Thanks Lou for saving me from just ruining a bunch of nice wood!

-- Mark clio,mi ..making wood talk is fun





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 363 days ago

Well congratulations to Lou and Bob for this well made Dark Side project. Excellent looking, can’t comment on the sound. Maybe Lou and Bob should join LJs.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 363 days ago

Mark send my compliments to Lou that is an awesome Dulcimer.
Nice bottle stoppers, but I would have to say you did well out
of the deal.
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 362 days ago

Good deal, I’d say!! Nice work…............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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scrollsaw

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#4 posted 362 days ago

You done a great job.

-- Todd

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josh

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#5 posted 362 days ago

Is hammer dulcimer? I love hammer dulcimer.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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