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Forum topic by JonJ posted 01-09-2008 12:07 AM 2182 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JonJ

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01-09-2008 12:07 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jig trick tip dulcimer instrument

After making a couple of dulcimers, I decided it would save me a lot of time and produce better results if I invested just a little time in a build board .

I made a grid with a centerline to set the head and tail on, then after you get one side bent to a curve you like, it’s easy to duplicate it on the opposite side. I use simple blocks with screws through them to hold everything in place. I don’t know how I built anything without this simple setup…

This is the construction of this http://lumberjocks.com/projects/4286 dulcimer, but the celtic knots that appear to be on the soundboard at this stage are just photoshoped in at this point. Wanted to make sure I liked ‘em first. The soudboard is not cut to size yet, and is just laying on top.

Notice the blocks are not in the same place. I guess wood being the natural thing it is, wants to do its own thing. Each side needed slightly different contact points to achieve symmetry.

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-- Jon


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#1 posted 01-09-2008 12:31 AM

That will sure make it easier to make a lot of them!

Lookin’ good

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-09-2008 12:38 AM

You are a master dulcimer maker. You can’t beat innovation. Great idea!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#3 posted 01-09-2008 12:46 AM

good method. I like the Celtic designs.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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rikkor

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#4 posted 01-09-2008 01:36 AM

Great headstock.

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roy

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#5 posted 01-09-2008 02:15 AM

love this idea. i’ll have to build me a dulcimer just to try it out

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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#6 posted 01-09-2008 02:19 PM

excellent. I hope we get more blogs about this process

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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