|Project by kidi||posted 10-11-2009 04:59 AM||3247 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
As I posted earlier this a copy of a Sogo drum from Ghana, Africa. The drum is traditionally carved from a trunk, but I used staves instead, 90 to be exact! The top and bottom are Maple and the center ring is Walnut. I used 1/8 inch black pipe tees painted silver for the posts to attach the drum head. Six modified eye bolts were connected to loops I created by weaving 3/16 nylon rope around a steel hoop. The drum is deer skin from Ghana. I used seal-a-cell clear and then used the Arm-r-seal topcoat for the finish.
The drum is one of about 20 I made this summer as prizes for students and to be used in my classroom for performances. I will be posting more in the next few days and then others throughout the next few months as I finish the drums.
I have also built some Marimbas for my student groups. You can check them out along with performances at mmsmarimbas.com
-- paul, mmsmarimbas.com