|Project by mbfunke||posted 03-31-2012 08:32 PM||1725 views||6 times favorited||1 comment|
This slit drum is like many others here and was inspired by the one from mere mortals. It is made of pine salvaged from a bed frame and oak from a coffee table. I was curious if the oak would have a pleasant sound, it does :) I have made several of these now and use them as a handy last minute gifts for children’s birthday parties. Parents love these things and are very impressed. The kids enjoy the drums, but mostly like the mallets for some reason. I make the mallets using takeout Chinese chopsticks and hi bounce balls with a little epoxy. They end up looking like lollipops and are great for smacking little sisters with ;-)
Thanks for looking.
-- Mike Funke