|Project by Sam||posted 1065 days ago||1542 views||5 times favorited||3 comments|
After seeing a cajon drum at church and the local Guitar Center, I set out to see if I could make one for my son, the drummer. I found several sites that were very helpful but I ended up making my own plans based on fundamentals found at these sites. The box is made of 1/2” birch plywood and the front (tapas) is 1/8” birch plywood. Since these instruments are usually played by tipping them back, I thought I would incorporate what I am calling “tipping wheels” on the back side. I am not sure if they will hold up, but they look kinda cool! Stain used is a water based stain called “Sangria” from HD. Tapas is natural with a single coat of gloss polyurethane. Probably could use a second coat… maybe next weekend. Inside this instrument is a 12” snare mechanism from a snare drum. The mounting of this piece is different from anything else I have seen. I will have to post some pics if this would be of interest. Anyway… this is my first post for LJ. Hope you like it and I welcome your comments!
Here it is in action:
-- Sam S. - Hebron, KY