Strum Stick

  • Advertise with us
Project by Bill Akins posted 12-11-2013 01:46 PM 1636 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have always wanted to make a stringed instrument and I figured that this would be a good start. Made from a walnut log with a cedar top, 3 strings that is based on a dulcimer. It was a very fun project that turned out well with a good sound. Now for the hard part, learning to play. I have a video of me making it here

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

7 comments so far

View dragonnotes's profile


72 posts in 2967 days

#1 posted 12-11-2013 04:33 PM

Super cool. I can’t tell from the pics, nut how deep is the body and where did you get the tuning pegs?

View Bill Akins's profile

Bill Akins

425 posts in 3633 days

#2 posted 12-11-2013 06:33 PM

About 7/8”, tuners from eBay.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

View NaFianna's profile


521 posts in 2961 days

#3 posted 12-12-2013 02:14 AM

Man that is so cool. Gonna have to make me one of them someday.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

View NormG's profile


5900 posts in 2939 days

#4 posted 12-15-2013 03:16 AM

Simply awesome instrument, what notes did you use

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

View Napaman's profile


5526 posts in 4012 days

#5 posted 12-16-2013 03:26 AM

that is cool!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

View nonickswood's profile


553 posts in 2322 days

#6 posted 12-27-2013 01:51 PM

Just now saw this Bill,
Nice!! work~ these things are a blast to make.

-- Nick, Virginia,

View twsdetailnmore's profile


29 posts in 2197 days

#7 posted 01-28-2014 01:13 PM

awesome have been checking the strum sticks out. i have been thinking about building some for my grandsons for christmas this year. maybe get them away from the vido games

-- TWS

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics