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by Charlie Schultz
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: GAL AL index?
Replies: 2
Views: 3479

Re: GAL AL index?

The closest thing I've seen is the "topic index" link underneath each Big Red Book index here: http://www.luth.org/books/books.html#BRB6

There's also a way to search their publications here: http://www.luth.org/search/
by Charlie Schultz
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Hammered dulcimer soundboard question
Replies: 4
Views: 4292

Re: Hammered dulcimer soundboard question

How thick is the ply? I've used 1/4" mahogany on a 13/13 (fixed soundboard) and 1/4" redwood on a 14/15 (floating soundboard). If the soundboard covers the tuning and hitch pin holes, softwoods (like spruce) will be a little harder to drill clean holes in. On my first one, If you have a local wood s...
by Charlie Schultz
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Giveaway- LMI Richlite and Rocklite fingerboards (classical)
Replies: 22
Views: 196946

Re: Giveaway- LMI Richlite and Rocklite fingerboards (classical)

@Randolph, no, no commission on click through sales (unlike our Amazon/Rockler/Woodcraft links). That being said, if you do order from them you could thank them for supporting us.

And just to clarify, the winner gets both the Rocklite and Richlite fingerboards.
by Charlie Schultz
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: Can't enter giveaways?
Replies: 3
Views: 7281

Re: Can't enter giveaways?

Brian's right, it looks like you have to go to one of the subforums and enter from there- sorry.
by Charlie Schultz
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Giveaway- LMI Richlite and Rocklite fingerboards (bass)
Replies: 17
Views: 155713

Giveaway- LMI Richlite and Rocklite fingerboards (bass)

Happy 2018 to all! Here's our first giveaway of the year, with some help from our new sponsor, Luthiers Mercantile International Rules: You must be a legitimately registered member of this forum (i.e. registered with real name) Reply to this post to enter, the giveaway closes at midnight (US CST) on...
by Charlie Schultz
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Giveaway- LMI Richlite and Rocklite fingerboards (classical)
Replies: 22
Views: 196946

Giveaway- LMI Richlite and Rocklite fingerboards (classical)

Happy 2018 to all! Here's our first giveaway of the year, with some help from our new sponsor, Luthiers Mercantile International Rules: You must be a legitimately registered member of this forum (i.e. registered with real name) Reply to this post to enter, the giveaway closes at midnight (US CST) on...
by Charlie Schultz
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Bass Guitar Plans and Templates
Replies: 4
Views: 5527

Re: Bass Guitar Plans and Templates

David, I'll send you a PM.
by Charlie Schultz
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 5
Views: 4425

Re: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all, and may all your instruments turn out perfectly!
by Charlie Schultz
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Hurdy Gurdy DOGS buzzing?
Replies: 6
Views: 9350

Re: Huedy Gurdy DOGS buzzing?

I suppose springs could be used, but the few I've seen and the one I built rely on gravity (the keys slide pretty easily).
by Charlie Schultz
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Hurdy Gurdy DOGS buzzing?
Replies: 6
Views: 9350

Re: Huedy Gurdy DOGS buzzing?

Rosin is put on the wheel to provide some friction (for the same reason rosin is used on violin bows). The cotton is applied to the strings.
by Charlie Schultz
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Hurdy Gurdy DOGS buzzing?
Replies: 6
Views: 9350

Re: Huedy Gurdy DOGS buzzing?

Basically it makes the buzzing sound by bouncing the dog on the soundboard. Looking at the photo below, as the rosined wheel rotates up, it lifts the string (that fits in a small notch on the dog) just a little. That raises the left side of the dog just above the soundboard. Then the string slips an...
by Charlie Schultz
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Any harp making experience here?
Replies: 14
Views: 17509

Re: Any harp making experience here?

Very nice!
by Charlie Schultz
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Bowed Psaltery
Replies: 5
Views: 5550

Re: Bowed Psaltery

Nice Dale, tell us more about it (any in-progress photos? did you use a plan or drawings?)
by Charlie Schultz
Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Software for Performers
Replies: 5
Views: 7474

Re: Software for Performers

Check out MobileSheets for Android/Windows 10: https://www.zubersoft.com/mobilesheets/

MuseScore is a nice composition program that runs on most all platforms: https://www.zubersoft.com/mobilesheets/
by Charlie Schultz
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Any harp making experience here?
Replies: 14
Views: 17509

Re: Any harp making experience here?

I made a 26 string harp from the Musicmaker's Limerick harp plans a while back (geez, it's more that 12 years ago now). I did use thin ply for the soundboard, but don't recall where I got it. IIRC I added the sharping levers later, I would recommend adding them when you build it. I started a bigger ...
by Charlie Schultz
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: You know how it is...
Replies: 22
Views: 22024

Re: You know how it is...

Geez, it's October already. The entries in chronological order: 1 JC Whitney 2 Brian Evans 3 Gordon Bellerose 4 Peter Wilcox 5 Bill Raymond 6 Randy Roberts 7 Bob Orr 8 Bob Francis 9 Karl Wicklund 10 Dan Smith 11 Bob Shanklin 12 Andy Bounsall 13 Clay Schaeffer 14 Butch Brookshier And the winner is......