I have a few pictures of the dulcimer project. The first picture shows the tail block being glued to a piece of walnut. The tail block serves a lot of purposes. For this instrument (since it is designed to not have kerfing) it helps add a gluing surface for the back and soundboard. It also gives shape to the dulcimer because it is cut to match the taper of the final body shape. As I mentioned before this particular dulcimer is not designed to have kerfing but I’m going to add some anyway.
I managed to get the fingerboard and headstock ready and in place. I don’t have too much left so I’m going to try and come up with a custom design for the ‘f’ holes. It may take a little more time but I’m really not in a hurry. I’m just happy to be in the shop and able to be working on something.
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