Strum Stick

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Project by Bill Akins posted 12-11-2013 01:46 PM 1773 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.

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#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?

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#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.

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#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.......?

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#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.

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

that is cool!

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

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

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#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

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