Tag Archives: drumming

New Toys

Finally we located a decently priced metal lathe, currently we are milling solid brass tube lugs for our future snares. We recently started building segmented wood hoops and I’ve been screen printing some new hoodies, Still not finished my kit but you know…. it takes time to make beautiful wood crafts.

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– Nick

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16 x 16 floor tom progress!

Well, the snow has fallen and winter is officially here so drum building is in full swing again. Today we made more progress on the floor tom and we are starting to really think hard about our milling jig, we’re going to get a proper jig welded up with dials and fancy knobs, so today we milled the drum down with the router on top and i must say this is the way to do it. I have been fooling around with “mirror” finishes and that’s coming along nicely also been messing about with wood dye that is some potent stuff!! Got a nice pie of Purple Heart for a future snare drum and finally organized our drum parts. All in all it was a good productive day, enjoy some photos:

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– Nick

let the rain fall down

June in Calgary is usually some dirty form of summer, usually consisting of huge amounts of rain and low lame ammounts of sun I remember camping on June 5th about 5 years ago. 5 degrees Celsius… How horrible, but we toughed it out any ways. so needless to say my jam space got a little bit wet again, i installed some fresh carpet tile and ohhhh man i think it looks great! check it out:

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PS more drum building will be commencing on Canada day July 1st!! stay tuned for pictures!

-Nick