A lovely new djembe made from laminated quilted maple and black walnut inner core for a tonewood.

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Project by TheDrumMaker posted 01-14-2013 11:15 AM 3629 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I my little shop a good amount of wood gets cut into laminating strips to solidify its future as a beautiful drum. The curse of many a woodworker is to save the perfect wood for the perfect project, and too often we tend to hoard wood in case of that ’’perfect’’ project…..sometimes for decades I hear….
As of 2011 I no longer hoard wood.
Over engineered african djembe design meets previously hoarded quilted maple from a tree only minutes from my house.

-- .......If you build it, they will

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#1 posted 01-14-2013 11:23 AM

Wow – this is amazing. How did you achieve such effect?

-- Kogut Domowy,

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#2 posted 01-14-2013 12:49 PM

amazing. I’m sure that others would love for you to provide some insight as to your finishing steps. The results are simply spectacular.

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#3 posted 01-14-2013 02:32 PM

An amazing bit of craftsmanship. Like wunderaa, I’d love to hear more about your methods. Had to look up Djembe: surprise! It’s a kind of drum. And what a drum.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#4 posted 01-14-2013 02:42 PM

Impressive work you do very nice wood…I am guilty of hoarding the best wood…

-- Cosmicturner

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#5 posted 01-14-2013 03:14 PM

welcome to LJ’s..enjoyed your first post..hope to see more.

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#6 posted 01-14-2013 03:22 PM

That’s just a wonderful piece.
Welcome, always good to have another Canadian, and from BC too.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#7 posted 01-14-2013 03:31 PM

I agree with others more info please this is a real beauty! Love the colors and the glow of this! Amazing work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 01-14-2013 04:24 PM

WHOA!!! That is amazing! What are the dimensions?

Welcome to the group!!

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#9 posted 01-14-2013 04:27 PM

Looks like some kind of luminescent jelly fish in the second shot.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#10 posted 01-14-2013 06:38 PM

Took my breath away … how big is this? Please give some dimensions.
Do we stand up and play this or hold it in your hand and shake it??
Truely lovely.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#11 posted 01-14-2013 07:39 PM

That’s an incredible piece ! It glows like there’s a fire inside. And as Paul noted, you’re right here in BC. Sweet !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#12 posted 01-14-2013 07:54 PM

Beautifull, how does it sound?

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#13 posted 01-14-2013 08:01 PM

Very nice work great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 01-14-2013 10:40 PM

Beautiful wood and finish. Wish you would show more pictures and give an explaination. What’s the balck? Cord?? Really nice

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#15 posted 01-14-2013 11:00 PM

Really nice.

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

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