|Project by NaFianna||posted 08-02-2012 10:17 PM||2451 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
There have been a few of thes posted on here in the last few weeks and I was looking for an idea for a 21st present for a family friend. So here it is – a box drum. All made from scraps of 18mm ply from a skip except for the front bit for which I bought a half sheet of 3mm. I was a bit dissappointed with the finish as I think it looked better without the dye. Hand drawn figure copied from the net. Also bought some wide head brass screws and a snare for inside. So all up about $25 cost with bits left ofer to make another. Finished with a few coats of satin poly which I had. And it sounds great.
Couple of things I discovered making this – my tools are very limited, I only have a hand saw and no plane. What I did to make my edges all straight was take a 3ft length of 3” x 2” wood and glued some 60 grit sandpaper completly covering one side and 180 grit on the other. I used this to get all my edges nice and straight and true and it really worked a treat. Big long sweeps could remove so much material. But you guys probably knew this already.
The other thing I discovered is that sitting on one of these and tapping away is very theraputic and incredibly addictive, even for a musical no-hoper like myself. You should try it. And if nothing else they are a pretty cool stool – this one will last forever.
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