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Project by Sam posted 01-18-2011 06:48 AM 2385 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing a cajon drum at church and the local Guitar Center, I set out to see if I could make one for my son, the drummer. I found several sites that were very helpful but I ended up making my own plans based on fundamentals found at these sites. The box is made of 1/2” birch plywood and the front (tapas) is 1/8” birch plywood. Since these instruments are usually played by tipping them back, I thought I would incorporate what I am calling “tipping wheels” on the back side. I am not sure if they will hold up, but they look kinda cool! Stain used is a water based stain called “Sangria” from HD. Tapas is natural with a single coat of gloss polyurethane. Probably could use a second coat… maybe next weekend. Inside this instrument is a 12” snare mechanism from a snare drum. The mounting of this piece is different from anything else I have seen. I will have to post some pics if this would be of interest. Anyway… this is my first post for LJ. Hope you like it and I welcome your comments!
Best Regards,
Sam

Here it is in action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s63lcJZhcc

-- Sam S. - Hebron, KY





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devann

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#1 posted 01-18-2011 09:29 AM

You did a nice job. I didn’t even know how to spell cajon until I saw your post. I first saw one at a friends, he plays guitar and his wife was playing the cajon. I thought, hey a drum kit in a box, prefect for camping. I went home and made one and totaly got it wrong. My friend showed me what I did wrong and let me look inside a couple of them he had. One made in Germany, one from Spain. Contact me and I’ll share more about them with you.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#2 posted 01-18-2011 04:12 PM

Great looking cajon. I love making them, they sound so good.

-- Dennis, WV

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#3 posted 08-29-2012 03:32 PM

Hi Sam,

Here I am with some interest in seeing pictures showing the way you installed the snare mechanism. Thanks for posting your nice and inspiring Cajon.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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