Assembly and Detail Work

Finally reached the point where the shaping and prep work is finished;  the assembly and detail work begins. First, the peg head and tail stock is glued to the top, then prepped for the back.

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The back is clamped into place and the sides are sanded down thinly.

top-and-backside-prep

The sides are steamed to make them pliable, then glued to the strips and held in place by special clamps.

side-applysides-done

All parts of the instrument are hand trimmed and carefully sanded down. Two coats of polyurethane are hand-rubbed onto the dulcimer. Almost there…

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1 comment

    • Jon G. on December 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm
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    hi Tim,

    It’s really going to be beautiful piece of art work! love the carvings on the peg head too!

    Thanks!

    Jon

    PS – Don’t forget to sign and date it!

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