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Luthier Group / Dulcimer
December 27, 2018, 01:29:01 pm
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.
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Luthier Group / Guitar build Project
June 30, 2018, 01:52:18 am
There have been a lot of interest expressed in building an acoustic guitar. I'll post the progress of the group here along with any tips and jigs.
Here is the workboard that everyone made to get started. I call it a universal workboard because you use dowels (1.25") with a hanger bolt and wing nut inserted in the slots to outline the guitar profile you are building.

Here's the book we are using as our guide.
Guitar Making Traditions and Technology by William Cumpiano