Category Archive: Design

May 29 2016

New Project

After she saw Jean’s new dulcimer, Lynn and I have worked out most of the details of her new teardrop instrument. Here is the first post of the initial sketches and raw fretboard.               

Apr 27 2016

Top and Sound Holes

Finished sanding the top and began cutting out the patterns for the sound holes. Using the scroll saw, I cut out the sound holes in the top.                 They still need some final shaping before moving on to the next step.

Mar 25 2016

The Next Dulcimer

Starting from Scratch A new custom instrument begins with preliminary sketches and design choices aided by the wishes of the client. Jean has ordered a 3-stringed teardrop dulcimer with an added fret between the first and second frets. Here I am sketching the design on folded butcher paper.           This dulcimer …

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