Cajon snare drums

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Project by Mike posted 10-01-2018 06:33 PM 1306 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I knew that some day I’d find a use for all those small pieces of cherry that I have. 8 pieces of cherry with 22.5 degree angles make a perfect octagon, add a top and bottom and a wire snare and your in the drum business. These two came out really great, sound perfect and are appealing to anyone who likes to tap tap tap. I think if everyone played a drum everyday they would be a lot calmer. Nothing like beating a drum to relieve your daily tensions.

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#1 posted 10-02-2018 02:38 AM

Very Nice Piece Of Work & Well Done Mike!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 10-02-2018 02:16 PM

Wow. My daughter plays snare in high school marching band. I would love to be able to make one of these for her. Did you have plans for it or just figured it out?

-- Tom

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#3 posted 10-02-2018 05:43 PM

Tom It was pretty straight forward. To make the 10” drum I cut 8 pieces of wood 3.75” with 22.5 degree ends, the 12” drum I used 4.75” pieces. The height of the drum will be determined by the width you have available. Place a piece of masking tape sticky side up, lay the pieces end to end on the tape, put glue on each of the joints and then roll the pieces together. I then used a strap clamp around the drum and let it dry. I then used 1/8” birch plywood, had to mail order that because I couldn’t find it locally. I ordered 20 strand snare on line which I cut in half and used one on each drum. Finished with polyurethane. Pretty simple, pretty quick, go for it.

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#4 posted 10-03-2018 01:36 PM

Nice!!! I love making drums. Your design is very kewl. How does it sound? I bet awesome. Anyway thanks for sharing.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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