|Project by Mark||posted 04-22-2013 04:23 PM||817 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
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