It’s been a few years since I’ve built an instrument. I have enough pieces cut already to assemble one or two. I make dulcimer kits, then I put them together.
Here’s one that I made sometime last decade. Through twists and turns of circumstance, I own this one again. It has a maple top and headstock and walnut back and sides (bent, not cut) and six strings. It was one of my favorites when I built it. It is again.
I built this one using a pocket knife and a 2" square of sandpaper. That makes a great story, but I used a shipload of other tools also.
Do you remember?
Always so good hearing your
Dear sweet melodies.