|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 05-20-2013 05:46 PM||1381 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
These are two more bongo cajones I built for my daughter to give as a present to her music teachers. They are made of ‘drawer wood’, that is wood that I rescued from drawers I found along the curb. It is usually between 1/2 in. and 3/8 in. thick. I have a basic drawing I used to make these, but really, I dimensioned the length and height to suit the wood I had on hand.
Unlike my last attempt, this time I mitered the corners which made the piece look better overall. The top is 1/4 inch plywood, which was from a drawer bottom. The mallets are made from 1/4 in dowel 1 foot long with a ‘superball’ on the end. The ball is drilled about 1/2 way through and glued on with epoxy.
Note: ‘superballs’ are found cheaply in the party section of dollar stores. They are in the party favors section.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!