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Has anyone created a drum...I need advice.
flacookz
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From: Palm City, Florida
Posted: 2005-06-05 10:03 am   Permalink

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2005-06-05 10:54 am   Permalink

what kind of advice are you looking for...
i have not made one..but I play african
drums (djembe, ashiko) that are made from
carved out logs... and other drums that are
barrel-type staved construction. are you
seeking input on carving or attaching the
drum heads?


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-06-05 3:26 pm   Permalink

Hey Cookz, I have made a few Polynesian drums for some ex-bandmembers of the MaiKai. Here is the prettiest one made from Mahogany forCharles Mohi.

You do most of it with the chainsaw. The inside being hollowed out so you need long gouges and the chainsaw.
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2005-06-05 5:01 pm   Permalink

Ben you are frickin' crazy with your
stuff...that drum is incredible! I don't
see any animal skin...is it a "slit drum"
or "Log drum?"....have you carved anything
else that we're not aware of....


 
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flacookz
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From: Palm City, Florida
Posted: 2005-06-05 5:26 pm   Permalink

i am looking to make on with skins atached. And Ben is alway astounding. Thanks for the quik info.

 
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surfintiki
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2005-06-05 6:41 pm   Permalink

Look at the 8th picture down.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=5929&forum=7&56
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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2005-06-05 8:27 pm   Permalink

Ben,
I can almost hear the natives (and I'm deaf in one ear)calling their Ohana to dinner with that beauty. You are always one step ahead of us in your special art.
Look forward to meeting you at Hukilau.
Thanks!
Unga


 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2005-06-05 9:36 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-06-05 20:27, Unga Bunga wrote:
Ben,
(and I'm deaf in one ear)




WHAT!!!?

(love you Bunga!)


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-06-08 12:02 pm   Permalink

I think I heard that! Thanks.
Yes that was a slit drum, but a skinned drum should not be as difficult. I'll try to see you tomorrow nite.
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2005-06-08 1:17 pm   Permalink

This was given to me by a lady in my mothers retirement complex. She said it came from somewhere in the Pacific, while her husband was stationed there. Its a hollowed log with an animal skin top (still has fur on it). Looks easy enough to create, all you need is a critter to skin.



 
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flacookz
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From: Palm City, Florida
Posted: 2005-06-08 7:15 pm   Permalink

thanks guys. I really appreciate the replys...

i am really seeking advice on the head.. both skin and stretching... i have read web sites bt i want real hands on experience


Hope to see ya Ben


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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-06-08 8:37 pm   Permalink

We'll meet, if not this week then next, Since I don't drive I need my wife to taxi me around so I'm at her mercy. I don't go anywhare during the day so come on over any time just call first.I'll PM you my #
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flacookz
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From: Palm City, Florida
Posted: 2005-06-12 6:55 pm   Permalink

decided to jump right thanks to Tiki Diablo and benz.

Cabbage palm aprox 26" tall and 14" diameter
Debarked and ready for coring



Hole in One.

No to let dry a couple of days before staring the creation of sawdust and wood chips.

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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-06-13 05:06 am   Permalink

Hey FlaCookz, don't forget to add Mr Gecko's drum based tikis into the idea pile.








I guess the openings at the bottom are for letting he sound out. If anyone would, Gecko noze
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2005-06-13 05:25 am   Permalink

lookos like a good start....you probably
know this...but to make the drum "playable"
you will need to shave the head area down
to a thickness of around an inch...an
un-even rim will make it difficult to
develop consistent sounds....I have
thought about carving into a couple of
my african drums but I don't have the
courage yet.
good luck.


 
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