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Drum is made from padauk and maple. The padauk is redder than in the picture the mallets are made from dowel stock and superballs.





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Surfside

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#1 posted 358 days ago

Just a fantastic job of craftsmanship, design and woods used. Interesting project!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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ckorkyrun89

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#2 posted 358 days ago

I would like to make one of those someday. Do you come up with the designs yourself or do you find plans? I would imagine if I came up with one it would sound pretty terrible.

It looks great.

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don1960

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#3 posted 357 days ago

I’ve made a couple of these. Never thought of the storage in the sides for the mallets. Brilliant.

-- -- Don from PA

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Rick M.

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#4 posted 357 days ago

How troublesome are they to tune?

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AceDuck

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#5 posted 357 days ago

Thanks for the comments everyone. The drum was built from a plan I just customized it a bit; sorry I don’t remember where I got the plan. The drum is not readily tunable but I suppose it could be done by removing stock from the strike pads by sanding or filing.

Thanks!

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Rick M.

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#6 posted 357 days ago

That is my understanding, they are tuned somewhat like a xylophone, by removing wood from the bottom of each tongue. We built a xylophone using padauk for the keys, nice sounds.

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mcoyfrog

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#7 posted 357 days ago

Kewl, and nice design. I’m in the process of making yet another one myself, i’m going with a set of solid wood carved sticks this time.

I love the sound they make I usually sit outside under a tree and play a couple times a week just to relax for the evening. Enjoy it and have fun

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

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