|Project by JonJ||posted 11-28-2007 07:37 PM||12311 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
I built two of these for a reenactment we have at Fort Davidson in Pilot Knob MO every three years. I copied a drum I found a picture of on an antiques website up northeast. I changed the company to a MO outfit, so this is not an accurate reproduction. The Mozart company were German as it turns out…I just thought the maker of the original liked Mozart, but a sharp eyed history buff set me straight!
These are real simple, with oak bracing inside a luan shell. I planed one ply off 1/4 luan, making it flop around like a wet rag. The hoops are oak, with deer skin heads. The hardware that tensions the snares was cast from brass on one drum, and aluminum on the other. I had no idea what I was doing, but they seemed to work. I wound up with one of ‘em, looks good under the Christmas tree!