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finishing nails for frets?????

Started this discussion. Last reply by billy freedom Mar 14, 2011. 8 Replies

I ran across a blog of a fellow who wondered what was used for frets in early mountain dulcimers. His research found that fence post staples were used on the melody string and  one fellow used his…Continue

 

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Wyndham Dennison replied to Randy S. Bretz's discussion New Ideas in Stringed Instruments
"I contacted them and as beautiful as it is, it's about $1600-$1700. Shipping alone was $260.00  I was thinking of something like this but far more modest. I was wondering if standard guitar fret wire would work and what the string spacing…"
Jun 30, 2012
Bill Alvey replied to Wyndham Dennison's discussion My Name is Wyndham Dennison in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Hello and Welcome Wyndham, Not sure were Seagrove is, but it can't be too far from Jacksonville where I live !!"
May 31, 2011
Wyndham Dennison replied to Mark Ayers's discussion Hello, My name is Mark in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Hey Mark glad to have you on board. this is a great place to learn about instrument parts & builds. Wyndham"
Apr 22, 2011
Mark Ayers replied to Wyndham Dennison's discussion question on pickups in the group Pickups & Wiring
"I had not thought of "hang the newbie" till you mentioned it. But you know you have me thinking now... :)"
Apr 22, 2011
Mark Ayers replied to Wyndham Dennison's discussion My Name is Wyndham Dennison in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Hi Wyndham   You make some really nice pottery. I am a potter too and have been wondering how I can incorporate pottery into a CBG. I am new to this instrument and will be building soon. I look forward to seeing what you decide to do…"
Apr 22, 2011
Wyndham Dennison added a discussion to the group Pickups & Wiring
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question on pickups

Sorry, I just sent a message to all in the group instead of starting a discussion here on pups. If anyone has some thought other than "Hang the newbie" :) please bear with me , I 'll get it after awhile.WyndhamSee More
Apr 7, 2011
Wyndham Dennison replied to Wyndham Dennison's discussion finishing nails for frets?????
"Thanks for the video, might try to get over there someday. Wyndham"
Mar 14, 2011
Ted Crocker replied to Wyndham Dennison's discussion finishing nails for frets?????
"Folks have used nails, staples, cotter pins, bicycle spokes, windshield wiper stiffeners, thin rod, thick wire, wood strips and everything else available. Here's the Museum of Appalachia slide show Diane mentioned Find more videos like this…"
Mar 13, 2011
Diane in Chicago replied to Wyndham Dennison's discussion finishing nails for frets?????
"I'm still searching for the best fence staples -- all the ones I find are too large or more horseshoe shaped.  But I still have a notion to build a Tennesee music box one day, with the fence staples under just the melody…"
Mar 13, 2011
c# merle replied to Wyndham Dennison's discussion finishing nails for frets?????
"the nails may look straight, but their anything but! used em on my lap steel but never again - too much hassle"
Mar 13, 2011
rusty old engine replied to Wyndham Dennison's discussion finishing nails for frets?????
Mar 12, 2011
Wyndham Dennison replied to Wyndham Dennison's discussion finishing nails for frets?????
"Thanks Sam. I have a test fret board(To Be) from Lowes I might try both just to see what the difference is. Lot of fun learning about this stuff. BTW if you run across a fellow on TV named "Les Feldick" he has a Bible Study that's…"
Mar 12, 2011
Wichita Sam replied to Wyndham Dennison's discussion finishing nails for frets?????
"Can be done, has been done, but a lot of extra work to get not as good result as using manufactured frets... if you're looking for do-it-yourself vide, go for it.  If you're looking for a player and don't want an extra 20 hours…"
Mar 12, 2011
Wyndham Dennison replied to Wade's discussion Grounding - Aaaarg! in the group Pickups & Wiring
"Are all 3 of the pups from the same source? Wyndham"
Mar 12, 2011
Wyndham Dennison replied to Wyndham Dennison's discussion How is a blade/bar pup made? in the group Pickups & Wiring
"Thanks for all the links and info.  It helps in understanding how stuff works a lot better with the pictures. Ted there are some drill bits that are designed to route out as you push the material through once the primary hole is drilled, that…"
Mar 11, 2011
Skeesix replied to Wyndham Dennison's discussion How is a blade/bar pup made? in the group Pickups & Wiring
"Mortiser? I guess it depends on how many you're going to make and if it would be worth the cost of the tool."
Mar 11, 2011

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Hi Wyndham, welcome to the Clubhouse! You might enjoy checking out the Dulcimer Village group.

The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments and music. There are lots of helpful builders and players here and lots of Groups to teach and learn. We welcome participation so don't be shy.

Have a look around, introduce yourself in My Name Is... and add yourself to the Member Map. There's an active Chat Room where you can ask questions, offer help or just talk about anything with some great folks.

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