17/16 Hammered Dulcimer Build

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17/16 Hammered Dulcimer Build

Postby Kevin Kemp » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:06 pm

I'm currently building my first hammered dulcimer. I'm using the plans from Music Makers (harpkit.com). The back is Baltic birch ply, the rails are walnut, the pin blocks are hard maple and the braces and bridges are also hard maple. Actually, I haven't made the bridges yet. I put a walnut veneer on the pin blocks. The top is 3/8" European? Spruce. The spruce was salvaged from an 1800's piano made in London. The piano I converted into a wine cabinet for my daughter.

I have a photo album on Google Photo of the dulcimer project...

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMu5wBrbkPGJRmYD3HbMedEJ-1l6_fCuh9-su6jAX5huLr3fAV_2tuRgI-mbLn49g/photo/AF1QipMnGgtlpxveyqTOrxpJF2pTFOilVEtq0z1_7lGD?key=Q3VtREhkazV4UkhkQzRDRTBFX2E0bzFqemVPMVhR
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Re: 17/16 Hammered Dulcimer Build

Postby Charlie Schultz » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:49 am

Nice!
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Re: 17/16 Hammered Dulcimer Build

Postby Bob Francis » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:43 pm

Nice joinery Kevin.
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Re: 17/16 Hammered Dulcimer Build

Postby Kevin Kemp » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:44 am

I finished the dulcimer and built a stand this weekend. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I starting learning to play it this weekend. The photos are updated to show the finished dulcimer.
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Re: 17/16 Hammered Dulcimer Build

Postby Bob Francis » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:06 pm

Final Pics?
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Re: 17/16 Hammered Dulcimer Build

Postby Kevin Kemp » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:45 am

It should be in the link above.

I'm going to try upload a photo here.

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Re: 17/16 Hammered Dulcimer Build

Postby Bob Francis » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:44 pm

That is really nice!
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Re: 17/16 Hammered Dulcimer Build

Postby Jim McConkey » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:35 pm

Great job! How does it sound?
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Re: 17/16 Hammered Dulcimer Build

Postby Kevin Kemp » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:59 am

Great job! How does it sound?


Thanks.

I just started learning to play the thing. I made a video of Oh Susanna and a practice exercise. I uploaded them to the same photo album. They are at the very end. You can tell me how it sounds :)


Here is the link again...

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMu5wBrbkPGJRmYD3HbMedEJ-1l6_fCuh9-su6jAX5huLr3fAV_2tuRgI-mbLn49g/photo/AF1QipMnGgtlpxveyqTOrxpJF2pTFOilVEtq0z1_7lGD?key=Q3VtREhkazV4UkhkQzRDRTBFX2E0bzFqemVPMVhR
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Re: 17/16 Hammered Dulcimer Build

Postby Kevin Kemp » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:55 am

Here's a better link to the demo videos...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/1RN1OAMzsiYQsIoc2
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Re: 17/16 Hammered Dulcimer Build

Postby Bob Francis » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:52 pm

Nice!
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Re: 17/16 Hammered Dulcimer Build

Postby Kevin Kemp » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:05 pm

I accidentally deleted one of the videos. I reposted it. It just a little practice thing but shows how the lower notes sound.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/AR0ZmP4VaVFnvVvo1
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