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Solid wood Cajon (#5)

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Project by Elyasaf Shweka posted 04-17-2016 11:35 AM 1107 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a batch of 5 solid wood box jointed cajon drums (wood box peruan drums).

Maple and walnut
50X30X30 cm / 20” X 12” X 12”
TBIII glue

I made a comprehensive video showing all the process, watch here: https://youtu.be/CaK3ZMjnEkU

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Box joints made with my screw advanced box joined jig (plans by matthias wandel from woodgears.ca)
I outsourced the finish to a local finisher, and he did the final sanding and the finish (2 coats, 30% gloss).
considering my very small shop and that it is inside my house, that was a life saver for me. and above all that, it was very quick and not expensive.

Photos were taken by Itay Benit at his studio.

Thanks,
Elyasaf Shweka

-- Only by the 4th time I realized how it was suppose to be done in the first place.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-17-2016 08:14 PM

That is a beautiful drum!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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kipibenkipod

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#2 posted 04-18-2016 10:13 AM

Hi,
Madhim.
Does it sounds and feel better because of the solid wood?
What was the price of the finish?
Where did you source the internal hardware?

Thanks,
Kfir

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Roger

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#3 posted 04-18-2016 12:49 PM

“I don’t wanna work, I just wanna bang on my drum all day”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZclddLcOYYA Very nice. I’ll bet that is one happy kiddo.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Eli Adamit

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#4 posted 04-21-2016 02:21 PM

Elyasaf, very nice project. I enjoyed to see in the video, how the Cajon looks like inside and how your jig for making the Dovetails is working.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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