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Finally

Finally we got some good pictures of this snare drum, thanks so much to my sister in law for taking all the pictures and editing them, check out her other work here: http://kailamoorephotography.com/

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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

Building Time!

YESS.. we got some time to get together again and build!! it started with failure but ended in success originally we set out to build just a 20×22 bass drum but our bevel cut was out by .2 of a degree so over 40 cuts we added 8 deg. to our circle.. oh well adjust the saw and re-cut the staves for a rack tom (12 x 12) and while were at it, make another snare with the left over bass drum woods ( 14 x 7) so after every thing was said and done it did end up being a productive day see for yourself:

– Nick

16 x 16 Floor tom

got the 16 x 16 floor tom glued up today, it brought up a number of challenges though. All i can say is make sure you select your wood better than we did, we ended up taking alot of material off with the plainer and jointer today. All things considered we did end up with a pretty nice shell with very minimal gaps, we will spin this one down next weekend and hopfully glue up the 12″ rack tom, here’s some pics of the progress today

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– Nick

 

 

Thanks

Just thought I should give credit where credit is due, for anyone wanting to find some amazing resources on drum building I have 2 crucial links to share:

http://pdgood.us/ Great all around, these guys talk about all types of drum building and have amazing knowledge about the entire process

http://unionbridgedrums.com/ This is a link to a stave drum calculator that gives you bevel angles board foot required ect.. amazing program, donate if you can