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Dulcimer

Started by vphilli01, December 27, 2018, 01:29:01 pm

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I'm starting the build of an Appalachian dulcimer if anyone wants to join me I'll be at the Woodworkers Education Center (WEC) on Monday evenings 5:00. Here's a rough list of what you will need:
Material for top 1/8" x 8.5" x 32" typically spruce or cedar but could also be mahogany or walnut
Material for back 1/8" x 8.5" x 34" typically a hardwood (cherry, walnut, maple)
Sides 1/8" x 2" x 34" matched with the back
Peghead - 2" x 1.5" x 6" hardwood typically matching the back and sides
Fretboard - 3/4" x 1.5" x 34" hardwood
Tuners - need 4 tuners either friction or geared type. These can be picked up at Amazon.com
Fret wire - 4' of narrow fretwire. LMII.com carries this as FW68 and shipping is free!
Strings - Banjo strings work well for this
Glue and scraps of wood.