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This cajon is made of birch with a maple and padauk top. Finished with three coats of shellac.

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#1 posted 06-21-2011 11:37 PM

Hmmm. I thought a Cajun was a Louisianna resident….. I have no idea what it is but anything bright yellow and red has my attention!!

-- Dave

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#2 posted 06-21-2011 11:41 PM

Its a Spanish musical instrument if I’m not mistaken. Used in Flamenco dancing/music. Cajon means Big box.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Dan Hux

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#3 posted 06-22-2011 12:27 AM

it’s like a drum, you beat on it. look around on you’ll see guys playing them.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#4 posted 06-22-2011 12:48 AM

That’s a pretty one. The hole is smaller than most that I’ve seen. Looks like you did a good job though. I tried my hand at making one of these after first seeing a friend play one. I failed miserably, made it too thick. The friend that owned the one I was referring to is a Flamenco guitar player and his wife a dancer. My friend told that cajons first came from Peru. Although yours does bear a striking resemblance to a Spanish version of one that he showed me, his didn’t have the fancy top. He also had a German version with all the “bells and whistles”. It was the one I tried to copy.

BTW, welcome to LJs wild.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#5 posted 06-22-2011 01:29 AM

I had the same thought at Capt. Ahab. I learned something new today!!Thanks….......Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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will delaney

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#7 posted 06-23-2011 12:30 AM

You guys are great Thanks for the comments and looking .

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#8 posted 06-24-2011 07:18 PM

It’s a beautiful cajon, a strange one because the top and the small hole….......but a nice one.
Good work.

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