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Project by Noremak posted 07-15-2014 12:20 PM 1498 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My drums were at a building at which I could only practice 2 times a week. There was a show coming up (3 man drum off) I needed to practice so I designed and built a drumset. At first I was just going to use old heads and just throw it together to have something to hit. Im happy with it’s tone and the overall outcome. If I made another one I would use something other than pine 2×4’s. heres a link to what it sounds like,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1kIwC0RGtI

For some reason I had a hard time loading this in internet explorer but it did load in google chrome. ANyway here it is.
The rims are laminates glued together and wraped around a jig. The shells are a bunch of long trapezoids that fit together. The lugs are just basically chunks of wood with bolts as inerds.
Overall, very fun project. I learned a lot and would like to make another (out of some quality wood). P.S. making a drumset like most things is a whole lot cheaper than buying one! Thanks for reading.

-- If someone made it, I sure can give it a shot. -Noremak





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Revrand1

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#1 posted 07-15-2014 12:25 PM

Wow…awesome! Is this the first set you have ever made?

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JesseSantana

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#2 posted 07-15-2014 02:14 PM

Very nice! Incredible for your first ever drum set, and it gives me some hope haha. I’ve been dreaming of building stave drums for a while now but still don’t have the proper equipment. How did you cut your staves?

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GrandpaLen

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#3 posted 07-15-2014 02:15 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

Very impressive, and proves what can be accomplished when you set your mind to it.
...and to think, you saved those 2×4s from becoming …”just another Stud in the Wall”, a little Pink Floyd reference for you this morning. ;-)

Well Done! – Grandpa Len
Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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timbertailor

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#4 posted 07-15-2014 02:22 PM

What a brave undertaking with a great outcome. Makes me want to go out and make a drum.

Thanks for posting some photos for us.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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Julian

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#5 posted 07-15-2014 02:31 PM

Very cool. I would bet this is the only homemade drum set on this website. I made one small stave drum out of walnut but it is not yet finished. How did you go about making the drums? I found several YouTube videos on “making a stave drum” and copied the jigs designs.

-- Julian

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Noremak

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#6 posted 07-15-2014 02:49 PM

reverend1, yes this is the first one.


Very nice! Incredible for your first ever drum set, and it gives me some hope haha. I ve been dreaming of building stave drums for a while now but still don t have the proper equipment. How did you cut your staves?

- JesseSantana


I just ripped a bunch of pieces a little thicker than a quarter inch. then figured out the angle each one needed to be cut, then set saw blade to that angle and ripped em all again. I could have probably set the angle the first time.. oh well lol it was a learning experience.

-- If someone made it, I sure can give it a shot. -Noremak

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BTimmons

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#7 posted 07-15-2014 03:04 PM

That’s an amazing blend of dedication and masochism. Bravo.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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Noremak

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#8 posted 07-15-2014 03:04 PM



Very cool. I would bet this is the only homemade drum set on this website. I made one small stave drum out of walnut but it is not yet finished. How did you go about making the drums? I found several YouTube videos on “making a stave drum” and copied the jigs designs.

- Julian

If you look at the first picture you can see little table looking things. Those are the templates I made for the staves to go around. I put bungie chords around those and slid one stave in at time until they were all forced against the template with the chords. My math wasn’t exactly right so for the last gap I had to cut a stave a little thinner. GLueing all those wasn’t much fun.. There is some structural integrity issues when you remove the template. This gets taken care of once you put the rims on. However for the bass drum I wrapped a piece of 1/8th around the circumference. One of the gallery pics is that piece being glued (a lot of c clamps). This strengthened it very much so. ALso it provides a more exact round outer edge for the head to press against. iF I made another i’d put that laminate on the edge of every drum. Also for the rims, the bender came in handy. You can see a pic of the bender in the guitar project. Its just a light bulb with sheet metal around it. Spray the wood and it wraps right around. So much easier and less time critical than using a steamer. The hardest ppart is getting dimensions right. I had some old drum heads I used to make sure everthing was right before I started.

-- If someone made it, I sure can give it a shot. -Noremak

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freddy1962

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#9 posted 07-15-2014 03:50 PM

I love it! You’re like the Professor on Gilligan’s Island!

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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hotncold

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#10 posted 07-15-2014 04:31 PM

That’s some pretty remarkable skills! Don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone attempt a complete set! Very nice!

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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mmh

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#11 posted 07-15-2014 06:22 PM

Very cool project! Nicely done!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#12 posted 07-15-2014 09:42 PM

Oh yes I like it, you have done a great job and they sound OK as well!.

Stave work is a test of ones patence getting everything to stay together!

I made a stave drum as a project and had the same issues as yourself with the structural integrity.

Finished it but its just sitting around collecting dust now !

I hope you had your dust mask on when you were sanding.

Your Dad would be Proud

-- Regards Robert

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palaswood

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#13 posted 07-15-2014 11:31 PM

YOU.
ARE.
THE.
SHIT.

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA, http://instagram.com/palas_woodcraft#

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xraydav

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#14 posted 07-16-2014 10:08 AM

Wicked Pissar Dude!
What an amazing project and what a great job you did!

-- David, Norwood Mass, xraydav@aol.com

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Dutchy

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#15 posted 07-16-2014 10:28 AM

Thank you for sharring. Well done.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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