Hand Drums

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Project by ChandlerClan posted 01-06-2012 05:18 AM 1160 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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At Christmas a few years ago we wanted to play some music as a family but we needed some drums. So, what did we do? We went out to the shop and made these nice little hand drums. My dad made the larger one and I made the smaller one. The body is an octagon glued up and then turned on the lathe. The main wood is white maple with walnut accents.


-- Chandler Clan

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#1 posted 01-06-2012 05:46 AM

Great project here..nice job!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#2 posted 01-06-2012 06:43 AM

Very unique and cool plus a father son project can’t beat that.

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#3 posted 01-06-2012 07:11 PM

i have wanted to make my own drum, but have been weary about the inside of it and how it affects the sound i.e. bass/treble, thud or sharp notes, etc. i have a few djembes—as it appears you made with the rope tuning. is there any pointers or hints you are able to share? would there be any difference between a smooth inside of the drum compared to a ‘rough cut’ of the inside, and if so…what woud the difference be? They look like great drums, by the way!

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#4 posted 01-07-2012 01:56 AM

The cut of the inside of the drum will make a difference in the sound, as will the wood that you use. These are ok, but don’t have as full or rich of a sound as other djembes that I have heard. This was more for the fun of the project than to make a technical or great sounding drum.


-- Chandler Clan

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