Yes, another cajon. If I keep this up, I’ll eventually be able to make one without fudging anything. Here it is in glue up. The bits of blue tape are my method of indicating which edges I had to put rabbets in. The tape comes off more easily than sanding pencil marks.
After my night shift spent a few hours starting the build (after some time hunting the bits and pieces, and finishing a chair). Ok so alignment is essential on this thing, so I decided to use dadoes on the case work. I will finish glue and screws (and some glue blocks) This will help me assure that the walls of the case are parallel. I made the cuts and rough fit the bits. I will play with wiring cut outs later. but for now I am to tired for power tools.
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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:
In the last while, I have been sanding and shaping the helicopter. I did end up getting the pneumatic sander. It is the perfect tool for the job. I have probably spent 10 hours, but many more are to come. It is ver difficult to get it to the same shape of the real helicopter, it is still more square-ish then I would like it to be. Also just realized that the rear-bottom comes to a point, so a lot of material is yet to be removed. Thanks in advance for your comments.
So I got a 24” grizzly drum sander recently that was in working condition (sort of) but needed some parts replaced and needed a lot of tinkering! So i thought i would share some pics of the journey. this is not the exact one (i dont know what happened to the pic i took), but to give you idea picture this in much worse shape!I am not the best at remembering to take pics of everything so I will explain what I had to do. The back drum had felt well pieces of felt on it so I cleaned up the...
Hello All,I am going to start building my own homemade thickness drum sander. I have almost purchased all my parts and will start construction soon. I am documenting this process through pictures and video. It will be a little while before it is finished, but I will have pictures up of the progress, hopefully within a couple weeks!
3 friends of mine dropped by and have a little jam session on a few cajon drums i’ve been working on. Reid is a member of Watasun please check out there face book. The Cajon drums are either built from solid wood or baltic birch. These are called a string cajon which has strings on one of the playing faces to add a snare effect. Thanks for having a look, if your interested in more information please visit my website, we not only build cajons but we specialize in custom wooden rocking...
After seeing Steve at Woodworking For Mere Mortals, throw together a Slit Drum I have decided to build one as a Christmas present. I have built a prototype / test drum and can now proceed with designing the final drum and building it. Since this is a learning process, I have decided to blog the building of the drum to document what I have learned about it. I did a lot of research on the internet on how to build a slit drum and found that there are three preferred ratios for tongues 3...
Homemade musical instruments really intrigue me. Here’s my version of the slit drum. It actually produces really nice tones that my toy camera can’t adequately reproduce. Make something like this in a coupla hours.
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