Still Life In A Dulcimer Maker’s Shop #2


Still Life If A Dulcimer Maker's Shop


The three dulcimers hanging on the wall have fresh coats of varnish. It is a relatively warm day so coats of varnish are all that is necessary; if it had been colder they would be in their parkas and mittens.

The baritone dulcimer hanging in the middle always loses it’s hat. It favors a small and pointy tuque and believe me they are not easy to find. Maybe my wife will knit it a new one.

On the table among other stuff is a walnut and butternut dulcimer that is next in line for scraping, sanding, fretting and finishing. To the left are shelves of planes. I use them all. Really, I do.

On the higher shelves is some of the wood that will become the next batch of dulcimers.


4 thoughts on “Still Life In A Dulcimer Maker’s Shop #2

  1. Robin Thompson

    If we ever get to MI, I’d love to visit your shop! It’d be cool to see, in-person, someone using a scraper who really knows how to use one.

    Looking forward to seeing you at Laura’s fest next weekend!

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