A Dulcimer Builder's Do-It-Yourself Guidebook: A Hobbyist Woodworker's Guide to Building Fine Hammered Dulcimers

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G Randolph Publishing House, 2002 - 188 pagina's
This CD-ROM version of the Guidebook contains every detail of the printed edition! In addition, it contains functional links to the Web sites and email addresses of every Supplier and Resource listed in the book - over 50 different companies! Includes registration access to a special Builder's Resource Web site for help in the building process. Provides easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions on the construction of a 15/14 Floating Soundboard Hammered Dulcimer. This book covers tools, materials, resources and suppliers. Also contains instructions on building hammers, two kinds of stand, and templates for the Pin Blocks, Bridges, Soundhole and Hammers. The author provides helpful "Maker's Notes," Maker's Hints" and "Maker's Cautions" to give the reader the benefit of lessons learned!
 

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Inhoudsopgave

Foreword
1
Tools and Equipment
7
Materials
15
The Dulcimer Exploded
25
Making the Rails
33
Making the Pin Blocks
39
Drilling the Pin Block Holes
47
Cutting the Dowel Braces
55
Making the Bridges
93
Finishing Up
103
Stringing the Dulcimer
121
Tuning the Dulcimer
131
Making the Folding Stand
139
Internet Suppliers Resources
145
Pin Block and Bridge Patterns
161
Sound Hole Pattern
175

Making the Internal Bridge Supports
65
Gluing and Assembly
71
Making the Soundboard
79
Hammer Patterns
181
Register Your Book
187
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Over de auteur (2002)

With 25 years of experience in woodworking and craftsmanship and a Masters in English, Randy brings a refreshingly clear approach to building hammered dulcimers. He is the creator and proprietor of Ardie's Handcrafted Dulcimers, which can be found at www.hamiltonardie.com on the Web.

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