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Burl Drum

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Project by jerset posted 01-08-2011 02:10 AM 1240 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife belongs to a drum circle group that plays mainly African djembe drums, made from hollowed out logs with a goat skin top. She was given a fir burl and asked if I could make a drum, because of the irregular opening I decided to use 1/4” mahogany plywood, as it would be difficult to stretch a skin on it. I turned the sticks from maple and hot glued horsehide to the ends, so when played in would have a leather against wood sound.
The top is glued on with Tightbond 111 and hot glue. The finish is Sno-Seal boot wax. It sounds very good!

-- jerset





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#1 posted 01-08-2011 09:59 AM

Very nice job. How did you hollow the center out?

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#2 posted 01-08-2011 10:38 AM

The fir burl was naturally hollow with some material on one side.

-- jerset

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#3 posted 01-08-2011 10:45 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burl
About burls

-- jerset

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