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Proto type Tounge Drum

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Project by mcoyfrog posted 03-31-2014 01:09 AM 1184 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well this is a proto type so I can put a mic inside and run the drum thru a effects board, but…......... I’m not really happy with the top being the part that comes off, next one will have a panel in the back.

As you can see I put some cork around the top edge inset a little to give it a cushion I put the blocks in the corner to keep the sound from falling into to a dead sound area, (I learned that from a drum guy guess we will see how much difference it makes) So I had a mic for it but its the wrong one so I’m going to do some more research on line and see what I can find and at that point I’ll be able to get a better idea on mounting it, it will be on the back wall of the drum just not sure how yet.

So top is made of mahogany sides are walnut and cherry, the edge trim is quilted maple, the bottom is a 1/4 plywood this is what gives it the big sound. 5 1/2” tall by 8×17

Let me know what you think

I messed up those inlays so I did some carved veins and filled them in with contrasting color putty, kinda trashy looking oh well

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





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NormG

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#1 posted 03-31-2014 01:29 AM

That is a great looking drum, hope the sound works out for you

-- Norman

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#2 posted 03-31-2014 01:43 AM

A very nice looking drum. The contrasting woods work well together. Do the corner accents act as legs to suspend the bottom off the resting surface? Do I understand you that a thin bottom makes for a richer sound?

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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jack1

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#3 posted 03-31-2014 02:21 AM

Very nice. I’d love to hear it.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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mcoyfrog

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#4 posted 03-31-2014 04:18 AM

Thanks Norman I’m sure i’ll eventually figure it out LOL

Oluf thanks, nope the corners are just accent pieces, and yes the bottom needs to be a thinner piece of wood to make the sound stand out, the original African Tongue Drum used a thin piece of paduak or mahogany I did a little research when i first started making them and most folks say that the plywood actually works better for this, but they didn’t have that back then and did what they could.

Thanks Jack I don’t have anything recorded yet with this one but here is another one I made

other drum

Thanks again

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

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scoobydooo9r

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#5 posted 03-31-2014 05:29 AM

That is AWESOME!!! I have got to make one of those! Thanks for sharing, it’s going on the project to do list.

-- I don't make mistakes, I make design challenges!

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mcoyfrog

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#6 posted 03-31-2014 02:20 PM

Thanks Zac, BTW I finally seen your post on my home page sorry it took so long. But in short you can find all sorts of vid’s on the fused glass, I just don’t have any yet LOL.

Thanks again

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

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#7 posted 03-31-2014 03:58 PM

Good job! What are the lengths for the tongues?

-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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mcoyfrog

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#8 posted 03-31-2014 06:39 PM

Hmm I’ll have to measure them tonight and get back to ya, I”m gonna have to modify thickness and maybe put a new top on because the short tongues are pretty flat in their sound, i’ll keep you updated.

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

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#9 posted 04-01-2014 01:27 PM

I don’t know what it does but it looks nice.

-- Correlation is not causation but I did loose my Doctor !!!

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mcoyfrog

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#10 posted 04-01-2014 02:59 PM

Thanks 49er, scroll up and click on “other drum” and you can hear one of my other drums in action if you are curious

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

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stillgotallmydigits

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#11 posted 09-16-2014 08:03 PM

Nice work and very interesting. I would love to hear a sound clip!

-- Steve, So.Cal.

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mcoyfrog

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#12 posted 09-18-2014 06:39 PM

thanks Steve

I don’t have any sound clips of this one but you can hear one of my others if you scroll up the page and click on

“other drum”

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

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