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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

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Drum Layout Mat

A gift from me to you, a drum layout mat that does drum sizes 8″ to 22″ and 6, 8, 10, lug patterns Free not 44.99 (please dont pay for one of these your better off making one with a protractor) but if you want a legit looking mat here you are. just save the image as and get it printed at a print shop, should only cost you $5

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-Nick