Make a cajon drum

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 1106 days ago 3176 reads 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s a cajon, a type of drum that makes more than just one sound. All made with plywood.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 1106 days ago

Sweet video Steve! I was following along on your shorter ones and hoped I would finally hear this thing in action.

Really nice finish as well – you done good! ;-)


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#2 posted 1106 days ago

Many thanks… my friend …a Spainard who is a great artist and also a musician, mention that we should make a “Flamenco Box”—i.e., a Cajon just 2 days ago. Your good video tutorial is timely!

We will give it a try….
Thanks again,


-- Terry, Fredericton, NB Canada

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#3 posted 1106 days ago

Brilliant as always :-)

-- Alex ----- Bavaria in Germany

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 1106 days ago

Very good, Steve!

I’m sure glad you clarified Cajon / Cajones and Cojon / Cojones … Come in pairs! LOL

Very good tutorial on your project!

I never really knew what a Cajon was… except, just a short few miles away from us, we have Cajon Pass… going over the hill from San Bernardino (Devore) to Victorville… eventually to Las Vegas.

Cajon Pass... Does that mean it’s some kind of Drum Pass?

Thank you for putting it together… you really know how to put those videos together!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 1106 days ago

Hey Joe, you’re right! I haven’t thought about Cajon Pass in years. Hmm…now I’m trying to remember if there is anything boxy about it.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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will delaney

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#6 posted 1105 days ago

Very nice Steve. Like the snare attachment.

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#7 posted 1105 days ago

....Not if you’re Lance Armstrong!

I thank you…:D

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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#8 posted 1105 days ago

Cool. Thanks. I have been wanting to make one.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 1105 days ago

Mon you make a good video! Thanks for sharing. I sure like to visit your shop in these videos!! By the way, I have that same Ryobi router you have and I don’t use the depth wheel either!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 1105 days ago

“Cajon Pass”? That’s just nutty. Nice video Steve.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#11 posted 1105 days ago

Nice video, looks like a fun project.

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 1105 days ago

There Really Is a Cajon Pass

The Summit is at the Junction… on top of the mountain ridge…

Hesperia, Apple Valley, & Victorville are to the North…

Devore & San Bernardino are to the South.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#13 posted 1104 days ago

Great video, Steve.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#14 posted 1104 days ago

Another great project Steve. I like the added Mere Minutes on other aspects of the project. That could be a great format going forward for those larger projects that might need more than your 10 minute goal.

#1 Son now wants a Cajon and a Slit Drum!

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop,

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#15 posted 612 days ago

Nothing like waiting until the last minute. Found your video yesterday (December 23rd at 4PM). Here it is at 11PM on Christmas Eve and I just finished one for my son. He is going to love it.

Thanks for posting. Merry Christmas.

-- Rick

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