||Advice hollowing out a slit drum
Joined: Mar 11, 2009
|Posted: 2009-03-11 7:20 pm  Permalink|
As recommended by MadDogMike I have posted this here. - Thanks
I am a beginner at carving and I do not have any one around to show me what I'm doing. I am carving a toere drum. I have the slit carved 18' long and 2' wide over half way through the drum already (about 5' deep).
Now the problem.
How do you carve the interior hollow using only the slit for access?
Any advice would be great.
I have only started to carve, did a wood fish hook from koa and now starting both the toere and tradition pahu drum.
Joined: Sep 27, 2007
From: Buckley, WA
|Posted: 2009-03-11 10:26 pm  Permalink|
So far this drum looks clean and sharp.
JohnnyP might be your guy check out his stuff
he is on page 2 as of this post. Im sure he will pop in soon and
would set you right.
Grom Tiki Carver
Joined: Nov 27, 2010
|Posted: 2010-11-27 6:53 pm  Permalink|
Use a chainsaw... watch this video
helped me big time
Joined: Aug 03, 2004
From: Omao, Kauai
|Posted: 2010-11-27 7:26 pm  Permalink|
^^Wow, what a fascinating video!^^ Well worth watching.
Joined: Aug 16, 2009
From: Valley of The Sun (Phoenix, AZ)
|Posted: 2010-11-28 07:41 am  Permalink|
I love watching and listening to old school Island carvers.
Peter, I made a slit drum too, and this video about summs it up.
Be careful to not make the wall too thin right next to the slit
like I did. It has already begun to crack.
What kind of wood are you using ?
Kino Thanks You
Joined: Feb 27, 2006
From: Fabulous Houston
|Posted: 2010-11-30 08:26 am  Permalink|
Looks like a good start on the drum. Unfortunately, that vid is not working this morning. Bummer, I would like to see it too. Maybe it will come back.
Joined: Jan 09, 2004
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
|Posted: 2010-12-06 04:26 am  Permalink|
Just watched the Excellent Video, Might need an Apple plug-in. well worth the effort to get it up.
Slow and steady with the chainsaw and you can use a Long bent gouge to finish inside. You can Also use a torch, but Very carefully!
Excellent start though!