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    I thought I'd share my finished project with you all. These are called stave drums. I built them from curly maple and cherry. The internet is a crazy place we can learn to do just about anything!

    Here's a video of what they sound like.


    And a few stills


    The beatings will continue until morale improves....

  • #2
    That is so cool !

    They sound good and look great. Nice job!
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    • #3
      Wow! That's a work of art. Nice job.

      How long did that take you?
      Originally posted by Broncoholic3233
      FF is awesome!

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      • #4
        Thanks guys (gal?)

        It took about 4months - I had to wait about a month for the finish to cure before I could buff out a glassy finish Once that was done it took 1 day to assemble

        But I took my time. If a piece wasn't quite right, I just redid it. Plus table saws are dangerous - not worth rushing through because I need my fingers to play! It was very fun to build and I get to enjoy them every time I play em
        The beatings will continue until morale improves....

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        • #5
          A fellow drummer on the boards, nice to see! That's an absolute masterpiece my friend, you should be very proud
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          • #6
            Originally posted by dizzolve View Post
            Thanks guys (gal?)

            It took about 4months - I had to wait about a month for the finish to cure before I could buff out a glassy finish Once that was done it took 1 day to assemble

            But I took my time. If a piece wasn't quite right, I just redid it. Plus table saws are dangerous - not worth rushing through because I need my fingers to play! It was very fun to build and I get to enjoy them every time I play em
            Yes, I am.


            It shows that it was a work of love.
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            • #7
              Looks awesome.

              Whats that puppy worth
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              • #8
                Ginger Baker built a set of drums, but when he and Jack Bruce got into a fight once upon a time they were broken.
                "Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes." ~ Publilius Syrus

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                • #9
                  Great job! Quite an accomplishment. :thumb:

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                  • #10
                    Those look really nice, good work.

                    I haven't played for a few years but that vid makes me want to start again.
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                    • #11
                      Great Job!!! I love it, I love it, I LOVE IT!!!
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                      • #12
                        Did you use your old heads or did you use new ones?

                        Those look and sound quite sick. Nice work. Snare sounds awesome on whatever you start playing at around 13:00

                        That jerry-rigged dryer you made is pretty cool too.
                        Last edited by theMileHighGuy; 08-15-2012, 05:50 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Pretty awesome, very nice job. :thumb:
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by theMileHighGuy View Post
                            Did you use your old heads or did you use new ones?

                            Those look and sound quite sick. Nice work. Snare sounds awesome on whatever you start playing at around 13:00

                            That jerry-rigged dryer you made is pretty cool too.
                            I bought new heads, but by the time this video was made the heads were no longer considered 'new'

                            Yeah that dryer really was a must. Otherwise I'd be turning it by hand for 30-40m while the finish dried enough to not run. I got the idea from a major drum manufacturer who has an entire wall of dowels that turn like that. Saw on Youtube

                            It really is amazing what you can do now that the internet is around. Back in the day you'd either have to apprentice or buy a bunch of books and VHS's and then study like heck.
                            The beatings will continue until morale improves....

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                            • #15
                              Great work- They sound great too!

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