I hadn't realised i have never posted my Cajon before

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Project by Woodworker_Collins posted 07-27-2012 10:47 AM 2487 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

it was only when i was looking at my projects i realised that i never posted my cajon before i made it around 6 months ago for my uncle johny who is a musician, this was my first finish that i real put a lot of effort into it is a satin lacquer and beeswax finish which i wet sanded and i have to say it feels beautiful.

-- Adam, Ireland,

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#1 posted 07-27-2012 02:49 PM

The finish really does look smooth but I may sound stupid but what is a cajon? A Drum?

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#2 posted 07-27-2012 06:26 PM

I also do not know what one of these is. But it looks cool!

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#3 posted 07-27-2012 08:14 PM

A cajon is a type of wooden drum made from 3/4” plywood all around except the front is thin plywood this makes more the one sound, search it on youtube you will find many examples

-- Adam, Ireland,

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#4 posted 07-27-2012 09:21 PM

Thanks for the info!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 07-27-2012 09:23 PM

Dude, that sounded SO bad from the title, lol. That’s a really cool drum, brother. Someone’s got to post a video of someone really going after one of these badboys.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 07-28-2012 12:35 AM

Looks cool Adam

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#7 posted 07-28-2012 01:14 AM


It would help all of us out in Lumber Land if you would post the dimensions of your project, and tell us how you built it to give different tones. You can always edit your own post if you choose to.

To hear a small version of the bongo cajon played click here.

-- Big Al in IN

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#8 posted 07-28-2012 08:43 AM

@boxguy i will post the dimensions as soon as possible. But the problem is my uncle johny has it and hes around a 3 hour drive away from me but next time i see him i will message you the dimensions.

-- Adam, Ireland,

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#9 posted 08-10-2012 02:22 PM

I have to agree, when I read the title I was like, “He’s gonna post a picture of his wood what?” Anyhow it’s an interesting instrument. I Looked it up on YouTube and found a few, and they are definitely different. Very cool.

This video is my favorite I think out of the ones I found because it shows a few different drums and their different sounds, and also how he makes the different tones by manipulating the drum, at times with his FOOT. Pretty cool.

-- "Anyone can post a quote on the internet and attribute the quote to a famous person." -Abraham Lincoln

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#10 posted 10-22-2013 02:25 AM

Great looking cajon man! I actually play cajon and djembe at a local brewery sometimes. I’ve always wanted to try to make my own cajon, but I figured I’d spend almost as much to do it right as I would just buying the Meinl one I want… My friend did build one that I’ve played, though. His had snares, but otherwise looked a lot like yours. Your’s looks awesome! But constructive criticism from a drummer, always make a cajon with flathead screws, and make sure they are just below flush. This is a hand drum, and those pan-head screws look cool, but painful. Great work though!

I looked at a few of your other projects. You’ve got some talent. You remind me of myself, all about woodworking from a young age. I didn’t have the time to make quite as cool things as you have at the age of 15, but I’m really impressed with your stuff! Keep up the good work and cherish the ability to hone your skills around your school schedule. I worked in a hardware store starting at 15 and was so busy I never even had the chance to build some cool stuff with some employee-discounted wood and tools. Keep making dust my friend!

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#11 posted 10-22-2013 06:35 PM

@Mharper90 thanks man, ill defo put that into account :)

-- Adam, Ireland,

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