|Forum topic by JonJ||posted 01-09-2008 12:07 AM||3226 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-09-2008 12:07 AM
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.