|Project by Sam||posted 01-03-2012 06:35 AM||1809 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
As you can probably tell from the title, this is the second cajon that we have made. We made this for a really cool group of kids that we met this summer. The group Mosaic was performing at a friend’s house. I can’t say enough of how much I enjoyed their music! In the course of talking with the band, my son and I volunteered to make them this cajon (if they could use it). They were very excited and appreciative and we were delighted to build cajon #2! This one is made out of 1/2” baltic birch for the basic box, but the front is 1/8” baltic birch. We widened the “tipping wheels” on this one since we found that the skinnier wheels have a tendency to break. We added some sand to the polyurethane on the top to keep your bottom from sliding off. Behind the front panel (tapa) is a snare drum mechanism. The sound is pretty good on this one. The band loves it. We got to see it “on stage” at a performance in the late fall. Perhaps we’ll here it on their next album!
-- Sam S. - Hebron, KY