Summer drums 2010

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Project by kidi posted 09-07-2010 02:21 AM 1756 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For those of you who may not have followed my previous posts. I am a middle school Music Teacher in Marinette, WI. We are right on the Wisconsin/U.P. border. I am a vocalist by trade, but I teach General Music along with my other Choral duties. In the general music classes I teach a unit on World Music where we do some hand drumming. The drums are used in my classes and I also give some away to students as prizes for the fundraiser. This past summer, 2009, I built some drums, but couldn’t finish them until this summer. I also used this summer to build some more drums from ash and oak that was donated by Dumke Lumber Co. in Peshtigo. In all I built 16 new drums and finished 10 others from last year. This is just a selection of my favorites. I used a concentrated wood dye on the red and blue ones. All the drums were finished with General finishes Seal-a-Cell, multiple coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal, Minwax Water poly, and Finally a couple coats of Helmsmen Water outdoor poly. Please check out the rest of the drums at my website Please leave your comments and I hope will try to respond. I am bad at responding, but I am working on it.

I built all the drums in the schools Woodshop, which was unfortunately cut from the curriculum this year. It is sad to see he class go, but hopefully it will be back in the coming years.

I also tried using a light box to take the pictures of some of the drums, but it was hard to get rid of the glare on the drums. Does anyone else use this method? What kind of lights do you use?

Thanks for looking.

-- paul,

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#1 posted 09-07-2010 12:30 PM

Beautiful drums, you’re doing an admirable job, please keep it up.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 09-08-2010 12:29 PM

beautiful drums and what a wonderful support for schools / students
very impressive!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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