Using persimmon

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Dale Penrose
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Using persimmon

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The first dulcimer up using persimmon I harvested a while back.

Clay Schaeffer
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That is a very nice looking dulcimer. The only persimmon I had was a very unimpressive plain looking sand color with a few black dots.

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Make sure you come back here with more pics once the finish is done. The pics you put up on facebook show off the curly grain better than this pic.
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Here are a couple more pics
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That's some good looking wood Dale.

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Bryan Bear
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How is persimmon to bend? Would it be good for binding?
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I have built some guitars with persimmon backs and sides. It bent quite easily for me. I have used it for bindings. Again, it bent easily. The wood I had was a bit grayer (or greener depending on how you perceive the tint), but against walnut sides and a redwood top, it made nice binding.

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Thanks Bob! I'm always on the lookout for locally available woods for binding.
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Yes, it's good binding stock.

I've only gotten a couple of fingerboard pieces with black streaking; mostly it's grey.

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Brian, I found it one of the easiest woods to bend. Didn't think of this before, but maybe I should cut some binding strips from some of the boards with little heartwood and wormy sapwood.

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