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Dan DeBruler
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  • Fayetteville, NC
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Artist of Many Media

I'm an artist.

I'm a musician.

I'm a woodworker.

By trade I'm a radio guy.

By education I'm an engineer.


Most importantly, I'm a husband, father, and grandfather with a lot to pass along to another generation. 

I don't take myself too seriously, because I screw up as often as I succeed.

Bad wood projects make good sailboat parts for 8-year olds.

Bad sailboats make great kindling.

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Comment posted on a news article about "Diane in Chicago"
What instruments are you building or playing?
Dulcimers, Cigar Box Guitars, Strummers (using boxes, tins, whatever), Bowed Psaltery, Kalimba, Gourd Instruments of many kinds, Bones (of the rhythmic sort). Heck...anything that makes music.

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Dan DeBruler's Blog

Building a New Shop

Posted on December 5, 2011 at 7:00pm 3 Comments


A simple account of planning, building, and inhabiting a new work shop...

 ** November 1, 2011 **

Yee Haw! Broke ground…


The King? Really?

Posted on June 19, 2011 at 11:00am 4 Comments

Handmade Music Clubhouse - you all rock!

I am so glad I can come hang around the Clubhouse without being bombarded by someone declaring themself the king.

So much useful info being shared, and so many helpful people.

The Next Generation

Posted on March 4, 2011 at 12:22pm 4 Comments

Just had the opportunity to demonstrate instrument building while inciting over 100 10-year olds to greater musical heights.


What started as an invitation to show off a CBG to a class learning about homemade instruments, became a full-blown presentation to the entire 4th grade in multiple assemblies by the time I got there.


Gourd percussion instruments, CBGs, Kalimbas, and more burrowed their way into the imaginations of some really cool kids. We even built a…


Workshop Addiction? ...Check!

Posted on January 29, 2011 at 6:00am 0 Comments

In a rare move, I had to make an early Saturday appointment. It's important, and even though it involves a little travel time, I made it for as early as possible.


Why? I want to get back to the shop!


I've been toying with some designs for bridges, neck attachments, headstocks and more. But like most of us, I only have so much time each week to flesh them out. 


UPS dropped four boxes of cigar boxes on my doorstep this…


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hey Dan a big ole Happy Birthday !! you have yourself a great day !!

At 10:43am on June 3, 2012, Mark Lillo said…

Happy Birthday Dan!


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