Building a Nylon string dulcimer Page 2

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Building a Nylon string dulcimer Page 2

Postby tukanu » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:18 pm

The top was hand sanded to smooth out the marks left by the thickness sander.
Next, I flipped the top over and ran it through the sander again to bring the top thickness down to around .10 which is just under an eighth of an inch.

The top is ready for bracing. I used an “X” brace pattern in the strumming area, and ladder bracing under the fretboard area:

Notice that the braces have been worked down to leave some thickness in the middle, and eliminate the extra wood out toward the edges. This is typical in nylon string instrument construction.
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