Make a cajon drum

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 08-19-2011 11:33 PM 4605 reads 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s a cajon, a type of drum that makes more than just one sound. All made with plywood.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 08-19-2011 11:57 PM

Sweet video Steve! I was following along on your shorter ones and hoped I would finally hear this thing in action.

Really nice finish as well – you done good! ;-)


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#2 posted 08-19-2011 11:59 PM

Many thanks… my friend …a Spainard who is a great artist and also a musician, mention that we should make a “Flamenco Box”—i.e., a Cajon just 2 days ago. Your good video tutorial is timely!

We will give it a try….
Thanks again,


-- Terry, Fredericton, NB Canada

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#3 posted 08-20-2011 12:21 AM

Brilliant as always :-)

-- Alex ----- Bavaria in Germany

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#4 posted 08-20-2011 12:21 AM

Very good, Steve!

I’m sure glad you clarified Cajon / Cajones and Cojon / Cojones … Come in pairs! LOL

Very good tutorial on your project!

I never really knew what a Cajon was… except, just a short few miles away from us, we have Cajon Pass… going over the hill from San Bernardino (Devore) to Victorville… eventually to Las Vegas.

Cajon Pass... Does that mean it’s some kind of Drum Pass?

Thank you for putting it together… you really know how to put those videos together!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#5 posted 08-20-2011 12:50 AM

Hey Joe, you’re right! I haven’t thought about Cajon Pass in years. Hmm…now I’m trying to remember if there is anything boxy about it.

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#6 posted 08-20-2011 01:28 AM

Very nice Steve. Like the snare attachment.

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#7 posted 08-20-2011 01:41 AM

....Not if you’re Lance Armstrong!

I thank you…:D

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#8 posted 08-20-2011 01:55 AM

Cool. Thanks. I have been wanting to make one.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#9 posted 08-20-2011 05:32 AM

Mon you make a good video! Thanks for sharing. I sure like to visit your shop in these videos!! By the way, I have that same Ryobi router you have and I don’t use the depth wheel either!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 08-20-2011 07:06 AM

“Cajon Pass”? That’s just nutty. Nice video Steve.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#11 posted 08-20-2011 10:03 AM

Nice video, looks like a fun project.

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#12 posted 08-20-2011 07:24 PM

There Really Is a Cajon Pass

The Summit is at the Junction… on top of the mountain ridge…

Hesperia, Apple Valley, & Victorville are to the North…

Devore & San Bernardino are to the South.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#13 posted 08-21-2011 04:15 AM

Great video, Steve.

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#14 posted 08-21-2011 07:21 AM

Another great project Steve. I like the added Mere Minutes on other aspects of the project. That could be a great format going forward for those larger projects that might need more than your 10 minute goal.

#1 Son now wants a Cajon and a Slit Drum!

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#15 posted 12-25-2012 04:33 AM

Nothing like waiting until the last minute. Found your video yesterday (December 23rd at 4PM). Here it is at 11PM on Christmas Eve and I just finished one for my son. He is going to love it.

Thanks for posting. Merry Christmas.

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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