After 7 days of nursing a wretched cold/flu/plague I am feeling up to putting in an hour or so of shop-time every now-and-then. This brings me great joy!
Work stopped last week just as two maple and spruce dulcimers were about to be prepared for finishing.
As a part of the dulcimer making process preparing a dulcimer for finishing reminds me of the cross-country trips I took as a younger musician. Just when I thought I was in the home stretch I’d come to the border of say, Kansas or Pennsylvania; there was still a long way to go.
The same is true with preparing a dulcimer for finishing.
I’m not complaining. It is that I am surprised every time I get to this point that perplexes me!
I can’t remember where I found these two article on scraping and sanding. Enjoy!