"I normally use Goo-Gone as well-but then I print my own replacement warning labels to place over the same spot, so I guess I could peel them by hand without worry if I felt like it.
The usual Faux-warning states: 'WARNING-use of this device…"
"I don't know if I will be doing a raquet build ... I would need to have some raquets first :-) .
I do know that I will be trying to build some boxes. I have been using boxes from a craft store here. Fairly nice in that the top and bottom were…"
"Glad you like it. The resonator I used on this was a Royal Dansk cookie tin lid, very well constructed and great tone. I recommend them.
The frame for this model was two tennis racquets joined by 1-1/2" pegs, then covered by four layers of…"
"Do you have access to any of the standard Guitar fretting templates? Calculate Frets normally for Guitar...
Then just use the 0 or Nut position, frets 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19 etc guitar frets for your dulcimers. It's the same…"
"If you can't find a Forstner bit or Spade bit the exact size there is another way, but while it isn't hard it isn't fast either...
Take a pencil and trace around the coin. Take a sharp craft knife and score just inside the lines…"
"Have you tried useing the bottom of the box for the soundboard yet? When I do a build that way I can barely tell the difference in tone with the box open or closed tight...A few screws to fasten the box and I can maintenence any pickups or wiring…"
"It sounds fantastic-when someone other than ME plays it... :(
Guess i've got to keep practicing!
I only wish i'd been able to save both halves. Somebody had already tried to make a birdhouse out of the gourd-but instead of useing a…"
"Goran, have you considered making the nut and the bridge using threaded rod or small bolts? With the threaded rod, you can place the strings anywhere you want, and change them at will-this will leave you plenty of options to experiment with string…"
"Judging by that first build you've got the know-how already-if that build sounds as good as it looks I bet it sounds fantastic!
I'm with Brendan though-what exactly do you think you need on the upcoming 3 string that you haven't…"
"No worries here-i've known about it since Nov 1 or so. I just couldn't get off my 'custom-box' kick long enough to make a rules-compliant build with a pre-assembled box. Completely My Bad-nut i'm just having too much fun…"