Tounge Drum, Mitered Corners w/Keys

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Project by Waterlog posted 10-07-2014 12:23 AM 1529 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Italian Olivewood is extremely fragile to work with mitered corners. All I know is, I got lucky I did not break off an edge or corner. The tongues are made from Bloodwood. Both really look rich after finished with walnut oil. You can search YouTube for a good tutorial on building this one. The pattern came from Wood magazine. You can also listen to some people who can play some beautiful music on the….......”Tongue Drum”

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#1 posted 10-07-2014 01:27 AM

Very nice work ,looks great too.


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#2 posted 10-07-2014 11:19 PM

A very beautiful drum. And I love olive wood too. Where do you get your olive wood at? I used to get some from my uncles ranch in No. Calif, but they have since sold the place. Thanks Doug

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#3 posted 10-20-2014 04:36 AM

Thanks for the kind words. I get my olivewood from West Penn Hardwoods out of Olean, NY. They run a “special” every Friday about 4:30 that lasts a week. Usually 15 to 30% off. You can watch the owner, Rocky, on YouTube. Some of his videos take you to remote parts of central America or South America so you can see the lumber yards and even the jungles where the exotics come from. Great videos.

-- LWB Waterlog

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