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Blog series by skeeter updated 04-07-2010 05:58 PM 4 parts 8715 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: Poplar snare shell

03-28-2010 05:17 AM by skeeter | 3 comments »

The new venture drum shells. Stave that is.

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Part 2: Poplar drum

03-29-2010 02:23 AM by skeeter | 5 comments »

Here it is unclamped. It is amazingly within a 1/32 inch roundness. Good enough.

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Part 3: Poplar Snare Drum

04-06-2010 06:23 AM by skeeter | 1 comment »

Took the shell to work. Reason? Don’t own a lathe. So i turned it on a big metal engine lathe. I had to clamp it very loose because the 3 jaw chuck was distorting the shape. If I ever make these things for real, I will make a jig to hold the shape.

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Part 4: Poplar Drum UH OH!!!

04-07-2010 05:58 PM by skeeter | 3 comments »

Had a redneck revelation. ” hey I don’t own a lathe so I’ll use my drum sander to turn the inside of my shell.” WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It exloded. Sent pieces of the stave drum some 30 feet. Thank god I was standing on the infeed side like the warning on the front of the machine said. So here is the details of what I did. I took the top off the machine took the pressure rollers off and took one of the sanding drums off. I then got 2 shorter belts from NAPA and put them...

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