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Forum topic by Hyperhutch posted 03-12-2010 03:45 AM 766 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Hyperhutch

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03-12-2010 03:45 AM

So, I have been playing with the idea of trying to make a drum, such as a djembe or bongos. Has anyone here tried anything like this before? Thanks!

Hutch

-- I hope the volume of shavings one creates is directly related to the probablility of one's success, cuz if so I've got it made!!


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kidi

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#1 posted 03-12-2010 04:39 AM

Check out some of my projects. I have been making drums and some other percussion instruments for a few years and would love to help.

-- paul, mmsmarimbas.com

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Hyperhutch

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#2 posted 03-12-2010 06:37 AM

Cool stuff! What you have pictured in your projects isn’t far from what I was envisioning. Thanks!

Hutch

-- I hope the volume of shavings one creates is directly related to the probablility of one's success, cuz if so I've got it made!!

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Olaf Gradin

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#3 posted 03-19-2010 07:25 PM

I didn’t make the shell I’ve shown in my projects list (I finished it and did the rope tuning and such), but I am familiar with the process. The simplest to get started on is the ashiko. It’s conical in shape, so only has a single beveled-angle requirement (taper cut with tilt on table saw). The djembe pictured has three such parts; the foot is separate until glued up after the steel ring is placed. The bowl is constructed from two separate cones, one very short, glued up on a rabbet (routed with a circular template).

If you’re going to attempt the stave-construction method used a lot in the US, use a digital gauge to measure your bevel and angle. You want your glue-ups to be very precise to squeeze out any gaps when clamping.

-- It takes a viking to raze a village. &mdash Blog'r: http://www.gradin.com

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