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by Charlie Schultz
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 5
Views: 5966

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: 13305

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: 13305

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: 13305

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: 20845

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: 7301

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: 9341

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: 20845

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: 25718

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......
by Charlie Schultz
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Small metal lathe recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 9728

Re: Small metal lathe recommendations?

Thanks everyone for the input. As for size, it's partially space, but more that I can't think of what I (personally) would need a big lathe for. OTOH it seems like being able to thread a rod might be useful and (if I understand correctly), something like the Taig can't do that (at least without modi...
by Charlie Schultz
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Small metal lathe recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 9728

Small metal lathe recommendations?

Over the years I've toyed on and off with getting a small metal lathe. I don't think I'd use it much but I would like decent quality. Pretty sure I don't want to go over $1500. Any recommendations? I've read where the cheaper ones use plastic gears and such. I did find a Craftsman/Atlas 6-inch metal...
by Charlie Schultz
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: You know how it is...
Replies: 22
Views: 25718

You know how it is...

when you thought you had something but can't find it. So maybe you lent it out or it got lost in a move? So you order a replacement... and three days after it arrives, you find the one you were looking for. So here's a giveaway for (legitimately) registered MIMF members: The Big Red Book of American...
by Charlie Schultz
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Detailed Builds/Tutorials
Topic: Building a bentside spinet
Replies: 49
Views: 77214

Re: Building a bentside spinet

The first pass of getting the keys eased and cleaned up.
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by Charlie Schultz
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: E-mail notifications?
Replies: 6
Views: 7222

E-mail notifications?

Hi all,
Are you getting e-mail notifications of PMs and/or topic subscriptions? We have at least one member who isn't and I'd like to see if there are others with the same problem.

Thanks
by Charlie Schultz
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Detailed Builds/Tutorials
Topic: Building a bentside spinet
Replies: 49
Views: 77214

Re: Building a bentside spinet

@David, it actually went pretty quick. I spent much more time thinking about different ways to do it than actually just doing it the "traditional" way. On to the keys. Mr. Barnes recommends a saw that makes a 1 mm kerf for cutting the key fronts and the back/tail ends can be cut with a bandsaw. The ...
by Charlie Schultz
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Home made thickness sander issues
Replies: 17
Views: 15664

Re: Home made thickness sander issues

Hi Stu, welcome. One thought might be to add some tape to fill up the gap, but then make two more smaller diameter discs with the proper diameter hole. Glue/screw one of those discs onto each end of the drum, then pin that to the shaft by drilling a hole through the smaller diameter disk into the sh...
by Charlie Schultz
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Detailed Builds/Tutorials
Topic: Building a bentside spinet
Replies: 49
Views: 77214

Re: Building a bentside spinet

Here the rack is in place (not glued yet) and I've installed the balance pins and put a small felt bushing on each pin. More felt is on the back "touch" rail. I think it serves two purposes- to adjust the touch/travel of the key and to provide a soft (quiet) landing site when the key is released. Ne...