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Tiger maple and purpleheart snare drum shells

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Project by Thekiltedcarpenter posted 501 days ago 1048 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Even though I am a cabinetmaker by trade, I have been a drummer for the past 30 years, and my passion was always to create my very own drums. These are stave or segment construction drums, the maple had reinforcing rings inside while the purpleheart does not. The finish is clear pre-cat lacquer, and the hardware was recycled from older drums. The maple was carved and turned by hand, with a belt sander til it was true, and the purpleheart was turned on a lathe. Both insides were finished with a router and jig built for this purpose. Yes, they sound good!

-- Dang! I cut it twice, and it's STILL too short!





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AttainableApex

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#1 posted 501 days ago

if you are uhmmm in the giving spirit i will defiantly take the purple heart one
nice job

-- Ben L

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 501 days ago

Nice job. The purple heart would make a beautiful drum set.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 501 days ago

Forgot, welcome to LumberJocks

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Thekiltedcarpenter

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#4 posted 501 days ago

Thanks , Ben! thanks, Monte!

-- Dang! I cut it twice, and it's STILL too short!

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exterminate

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#5 posted 501 days ago

As a fellow drummer and sawdust maker, I am both jealous, and impressed! Nice work!

-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."

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waho6o9

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#6 posted 501 days ago

Impressive work and welcome to LumberJocks.

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Thekiltedcarpenter

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#7 posted 501 days ago

Many thanks!

-- Dang! I cut it twice, and it's STILL too short!

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 501 days ago

This is really nice work and I bet that it was a fun project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Seenya

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#9 posted 501 days ago

Very nice! I’ve been a guitar player for over forty years and am in the process of building a guitar. One day I’ll finish it!

-- Semper Fi

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badass

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#10 posted 501 days ago

Ditto on exterminates post…
a pic without the heads would be very interesting if you have one.

Maybe someday when I’m done collecting tools I will make something I can actually use :0

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Randall Sly

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#11 posted 500 days ago

cant wait to see the rest of the set

-- I could retire nicely if I could sell my experience for what it cost me.

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Thekiltedcarpenter

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#12 posted 498 days ago

Just added pics of shells with top heads removed…

-- Dang! I cut it twice, and it's STILL too short!

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