New drums for my nephews

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Project by kidi posted 12-29-2009 02:02 PM 2248 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a couple of Sogo drums I made for my nephews. The top and bottom are made from Walnut from their grandfather’s farm in Wonewoc. The center is Ash donated from a local lumberyard. The drums are then topped with African Antelope from Ghana. I finished the drums with General Finishes Seal-a-Cell, topped with General Finishes arm-r-Seal and then a final coat of Varathane Spar Urathane.

Thanks for looking, comments welcome!

-- paul,

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#1 posted 12-29-2009 02:26 PM

very beautiful i hope they treasure them and of coarse for the walnut being from there grandfathers home..i love those touches, and have made family heirlooms myself from tree’s that are from out home/

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 12-29-2009 02:32 PM

Awesome looking drums. I was wondering if you could share your source for the hide and tension hardware? Any other tidbits on building these would be much appreciated. My sons love playing drums on anything they can get their hands on and I was considering building them some.

Also, rough idea of dimensions would be much appreciated.


-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?

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#3 posted 12-29-2009 03:49 PM

I hope they sound as good as they look, If so they are amazing. Great job.
Thanks for sharing

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#4 posted 12-29-2009 05:07 PM

Super cool, nice to see. Thanks for sharing.

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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#5 posted 12-31-2009 09:23 PM

Cool! In looking at some of your other work, have you ever read the Bart Hopkin book, Musical instrument design? If not, I bet you’d find it interesting.

I got it through inter-library loan, but wish I’d bought it…less than $20.
I like to build instruments too, you can see some of them here:

-- Jon

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#6 posted 07-18-2016 06:43 PM

They look fantastic!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#7 posted 10-20-2017 01:36 PM

These are beautiful instruments and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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