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Opportunity #6: My Sacred Hand Drum

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 03-04-2012 03:05 AM 1301 reads 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today I attended a drum-making event facilitated by two Ojibwe Elders.

I posted a blog about the event at GardenTenders.com.

The drum frame is three layers of circular (not joined) pieces of yellow cedar.

Here I am with my finished drum:

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)



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PaBull

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#1 posted 03-04-2012 03:19 AM

I need to follow you.
We need more drums in this world.
Great idea.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#2 posted 03-04-2012 04:32 AM

Debbie: Great job. A great blog on the making.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#3 posted 03-04-2012 04:38 AM

Very nice project!

You did good!

OK, I’ve seen a Birthing Stool…
... Now, I see a Birthing Drum!

Does one sit on the stool and beat the drum?
During the Birth of what?
... or what? LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#4 posted 03-04-2012 04:40 AM

true story

last fall I was at a cottage on Georgian Bay

there was a knock on the door

an Ojibway Medicine Man told my friend (the owner) that his cottage needed to be cleansed.

that night the medicine man cleansed the cottage…..and he had a drum just like that

the next day we learned that on, or about the time, the medicine man knocked on the door, the previous owner had passed away while doing business in China

2 days later, the previous owners family, asked if they could “borrow” the cottage for his funeral

really weird sh1$ happened

: ))

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#5 posted 03-04-2012 05:29 AM

Nice one Debbie.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 03-04-2012 06:08 AM

very cool…some day I want to make a drum…sounds fun..

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 03-04-2012 10:18 AM

PaBull – that is exactly what Anthony, the Elder said—more drums, more drumming, and more gratitude for everything.

Moron- great story!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#8 posted 03-04-2012 11:42 AM

pa rum pa pa pum, on my drum. very kool Deb

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#9 posted 03-04-2012 12:10 PM

I’ll look at the link now.
Before I leave I will send you a smile.
A loving thought.
A hug.
And a thank you for being the wonderful person you are.
Best of my thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 03-04-2012 12:13 PM

great blog debbie

i am still wondering about the hoop itself
how is it made
were you given these to work with or had to make them too

i have a friend that makes drums
he uses log sections and after drying
stand on them (the bigger ones) and with a chain saw
cut’s down into them leaving a ring to sand and smooth
tans his own hides

here is one he made that is 3 ft across
called ‘big heart’
the knot hole in the side is shaped that way
(it has a broken piece that is inside needing to be glued back on)
he gave this to me as a gift

when my brother came for a visit (he does drumming with friends for gatherings)
i gave it to him as i have no room for it in the house
now just to ship it to washington DC

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 03-04-2012 12:17 PM

Back.
What a wonderful warm heartet story.
Thank you Debbie.
Keep that love floading,
Warm thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 03-04-2012 12:46 PM

thanks everyone.

Patron – that is magnificent!!!
We were given the frames. We just had to sand them.
I don’t know how they are made other than that there is no joinery to form the circle and that there are three layers of wood. Should be good and sturdy.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#13 posted 03-04-2012 12:47 PM

thanks Mafe :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#14 posted 03-04-2012 07:13 PM

Really cool.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#15 posted 03-04-2012 08:29 PM

;-)

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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