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Just a fantastic job of craftsmanship, design and woods used. Interesting project!
 

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I would like to make one of those someday. Do you come up with the designs yourself or do you find plans? I would imagine if I came up with one it would sound pretty terrible.

It looks great.
 

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I've made a couple of these. Never thought of the storage in the sides for the mallets. Brilliant.
 

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How troublesome are they to tune?
 

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Thanks for the comments everyone. The drum was built from a plan I just customized it a bit; sorry I don't remember where I got the plan. The drum is not readily tunable but I suppose it could be done by removing stock from the strike pads by sanding or filing.

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That is my understanding, they are tuned somewhat like a xylophone, by removing wood from the bottom of each tongue. We built a xylophone using padauk for the keys, nice sounds.
 

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Kewl, and nice design. I'm in the process of making yet another one myself, i'm going with a set of solid wood carved sticks this time.

I love the sound they make I usually sit outside under a tree and play a couple times a week just to relax for the evening. Enjoy it and have fun
 
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