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Project by Steve posted 126 days ago 736 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this drumset birdhouse for a contest held at our Gwinnett Woodworkers Association meeting last Saturday. I’ve been wanting to make a stave snare drum, so this was a good opportunity to try that process out on a smaller scale. The bass drum is made up of 8 boards with 22.5 degree bevels. I rounded the outside of it using my bandsaw. The smaller drum is just a glued up block of wood cut in a circle. I glued on thin strips of oak for rims. The drum sticks and silver drum lugs are pieces of 3/16” dowel rod. I turned the cymbal from a pine circle on the lathe, which was my first time turning the face of a board.

This birdhouse will probably stay on display in my shop, so I bought some fake birds and moss from Hobby Lobby to have something inside it to look at. It was a fun project and good opportunity to learn some new processes I haven’t tried before. Oh, I got 2nd place in the contest too!

Click here to go to our club's facebook page to see all the birdhouses in the contest.

Click here to watch my video of this project build.

Thanks! Steve…

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com





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Bill Akins

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#1 posted 126 days ago

Awesome job Steve. You must have made this for The Little Drummer Bird.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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redryder

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#2 posted 126 days ago

Only 2nd??

Pretty darn cute…..........

-- mike...............

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 126 days ago

Very cute

-- 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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489tad

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#4 posted 126 days ago

You did a fantastic job. Creativity and build are top notch!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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BillinGa

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#5 posted 126 days ago

What a great idea, and wonderfully executed!

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JSB

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#6 posted 126 days ago

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majuvla

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#7 posted 126 days ago

Quite impresive inovation.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Diggerjacks

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#8 posted 126 days ago

Hello Steve
Awesome work and very original

I like your idea

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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Gianni

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#9 posted 125 days ago

Always like your work. Ery clever. Not sure where your ideas come from, I ran out long ago.

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FaTToaD

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#10 posted 125 days ago

Awesome work!

-- David

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gimmo

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#11 posted 125 days ago

I’d love to see what took 1’st. good job

-- Stan, Shelbyville, Ky

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WeekendWoodworking

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#12 posted 124 days ago

Great job on the Birdhouse. Enjoyed the drum licks too on your YouTube Channel. You are a skilled woodworker AND drummer!!! Played myself in the past! Have a set of Ludwigs, so enjoyed seeing the Logo on the Blues Birds Bass drum. Very fun from another woodworker and drummer!

-- Steve at WeekendWoodworking

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chrisjj

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#13 posted 124 days ago

Awesome project. I will have to do one for my son. He is a drummer also. In school majoring in music.

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Rick M.

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#14 posted 124 days ago

Very cool project.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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