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Cajon drum for my son

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Project by PaBull posted 1258 days ago 3790 views 3 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The blog tells more about the construction of the Cajon Drum.
http://lumberjocks.com/PaBull/blog/19101

This is a birthday present for my son (He made the drawing for it, without knowing where it was for). I found some nice structural designs on line and made my own final design.

1/2” plywood free from a friend. $0
Drum snares from the Guitar Center $10
Feet (I used door stops) from Lowe’s $8
Making a birthday gift priceless

-- rhykenologist and plant grower





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Bearpie

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#1 posted 1258 days ago

Beautiful! What was his reaction?

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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mafe

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#2 posted 1258 days ago

This is truely priceless!
You are!
Wish I could give you a big hug.
Best thoughts to you and your son my friend,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 1258 days ago

The artwork just finishes it off.
Job well done you two.

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Millo

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#4 posted 1258 days ago

awesome gift!

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Houtje

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#5 posted 1258 days ago

That’s a very nice gift…..

Houtje

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 1257 days ago

this is wonderful and, I agree, the artwork—SWEEET

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Todd Thomas

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#7 posted 1257 days ago

man the artwork really makes the drum stand out…...looks great…....how does it sound?...you will have to post a video of him play it!!

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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PaBull

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#8 posted 1257 days ago

Bearpie, I did not get it yet. The big day will be Sunday. I will keep you posted.
Mads, thanks for the hug, I needed it.
Thanks Alda. I was impressed myself. I can’t wait to see how he will react.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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PaBull

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#9 posted 1257 days ago

Yes Millo and Houtje, I agree.
Thanks Debbie.
Todd, it sound reasonable. If I would make an other one, I would use 1/8” instead of 1/4 for the face.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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swirt

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#10 posted 1257 days ago

That came out great. I really like the artwork too. Did you just scan that and print it out on iron on paper?

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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PaBull

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#11 posted 1257 days ago

Swirt, I used Bel's Laser Clear Waterslide Decal Paper from www.carolcreations.biz

It is not too hard to do. I could post a blog on it if people are interested. Lemeno!

Be good, Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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swirt

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#12 posted 1257 days ago

Thanks for the tip. I’m an info junkie so I’d never turn down a lesson, but don’t fell you have to do it just on my account.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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PaBull

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#13 posted 1256 days ago

Good, let me get that done for you, Swirt. Just give me some time.

Be good, Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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joey

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#14 posted 1254 days ago

This is going on my to do list and getting bumped to the top, Thanks for the post, I love the drum and I’m sure your son will to. I also make Native American hide Drums, but I have been wanting to do a wooden drum for a long time and this looks like it just the one, so I might be asking some questions if I find myself stuck.

Have a peaceful day.
Joey

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio http://sleepydogwoodworking.blogspot.com/

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PaBull

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#15 posted 1254 days ago

Joey, I am so happy I was able to help you with this post. Let me know how yours turns out.

I have a drum that is in need of skin, could you help me?

Be well, Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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