Walnut stave snare

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Project by baslug posted 12-28-2014 05:21 AM 2208 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

20-stave snare made from walnut. I tried to incorporate some of the lighter sapwood to give it a little flair. I should’ve taken more photos of the build process, but I was too engrossed with making it. I caught the bug though, so you’ll definitely see more.

I have a couple shells already glued up which are made of some spalted oak leftover from another project and one made with staves from a JD whiskey barrel.

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#1 posted 12-28-2014 09:40 AM

Nice work, Walnut always is a good choice.

-- Vince

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#2 posted 12-29-2014 01:20 AM

Looking forward to seeing how you made the drum. Looks great.

-- Julian

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#3 posted 12-31-2014 05:14 AM

I like it, great job

-- Making Sawdust is great stress relief...

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#4 posted 01-03-2015 03:37 PM

Looking forward to seeing how you made the drum. Looks great.

- Julian

My jigs look almost exactly like the ones you used to make your “round boxes”. I’m working on trying to improve my jigs/workflow to get more consistent & scaleable results. For instance, the outside turning jig really relies on the users ability to sandwich the rough shell centered exactly on the axis of the jig…and it doesn’t adjust very finely to eliminate taper. And while I really like the idea of using the outside surface as a reference for the inside turning jig, the casters seemed to have a bit too much slop.

The final drum looks great (as I’m sure your boxes do), but it sounds like it has a lot of overtones and I wonder if those couldn’t be cut down by squaring things up a little truer. And that means making a better jig.

I’ll be sure to show you what I come up with to tackle those challenges.

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