|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 10-24-2014 08:21 PM||1277 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
This is the third cajon I’ve built so far. A friend of mine from church plays guitar and sings in a local band. He saw my wife’s cajon and asked if I could make one for him. The drummer in the band does not like dragging his drum set around to the gigs. Since a cajon can sound like an entire drum set (minus the cymbals) he thought this would do well.
The box is made of 1/2 inch plywood. It measures about 20×12 inches. The front is of 1/8 inch plywood. It’s fastened on with brass flathead screws. The joints are all double rabbet. with glue. A pair of snares inside add a lot to the sound of this simple instrument.
It’s finished with polyurethane.
The third photo shows how the upper corners are not tight to the box. This gives out a nice snap when hit with the fingers. The last photo shows how I put a curl in the front. It works best if it’s concave, but my piece of wood became convex when I finished it, even though I treated both faces.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!