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A few more pics of the “during” stage, will post some pics of my jigs and tools as soon as I can take some more …
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#1 posted 06-02-2014 11:29 AM
I,m inpressed by what you are be making. Very beautiful. It,s almost mass production ;) You are also making “segmented” drums. This is the way I make my hoops.
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#2 posted 06-02-2014 12:21 PM
Great! WOW! I’d love to build one of these someday!!
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#3 posted 06-03-2014 01:25 AM
Yes, Dutchy…also some segmented shells in there. I hope to be making some hoops soon!
#4 posted 06-06-2014 01:58 PM
Thank you, Sarge!
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#5 posted 06-06-2014 02:40 PM
Are they for personal use? Is it typical for drums to be segmented or glued in plys?
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#6 posted 06-07-2014 12:23 AM
They are hopefully to sell. I would love to be a drum manufacturer instead of a cabinet maker. Typically, mass produced drums are bent plywood. Some are steam bent solid, and some are staves, which in my opinion are vastly better because the sound travels unimpeded down the grain of the wood from top head to resonant head.
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#7 posted 12-24-2014 03:51 PM
Not to divulge your trade secrets, but would you mind sharing pictures of the jig you use to turn the outside of the drums? I too have been building stave drums and am trying to improve my jigs/methods to be more consistent, especially as the size of the shell changes. I feel like I’m building a new jig for every drum i make :/ it looks like theres a corner of your jig in the second photo with the stack of raw shells.
I dont have a lathe and I’m assuming you’re not using one either based on your pro photos (theres one where your tape measure looks like it’s going around concentric router marks). The way my jig is set up, it’s all based on my ability to sandwich the shell perfectly centered on the axis I’m turning it on – frankly, i dont trust my ability to do so.
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