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Deathmetalconga 03-16-2011 07:36 PM

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This thread is for sets with natural wood finish - no stains, colors or fades. Varnish, lacquer or sealant is OK, but nothing that changes the color. Just show your wood, the way nature intended.

Here's my wood. It's harder than anyone's (because it is ironwood) but some people might have bigger wood (kits):

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l53/Agogobell/4P9.jpg

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frank0072 03-16-2011 09:03 PM

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niacin 03-16-2011 10:40 PM

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Looks absolutely fantastic. What company/model are the drums though? Thanks.

double_G 03-16-2011 10:53 PM

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wow, ironwood is awesome!! below is my Fortune Drums kit built from Keller vintage shells in 10, 12, 14, 14x5, 20 w/ African Ribbon Mahogany. although these are not like the normal "modern vintage" shells they offer that are pretty thick. these are a a special run of 8 ply w/ African Ribbon Mahogany inside and out with a Birch core. there are also thin stock maple rings in graduated widths inside fabbed by Dale at FD. enjoy ! Geoff in Atlanta

RAW SHELLS:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_k...Vl2hvUXo/1.jpg

12, 14, 20, 14 x 5 snare:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_k...2TdDUwQw/2.jpg

AS 4-PIECE W/ 12" AS 'FLOOR-TOM':
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_k...RDA/s800/3.jpg

MOOD SHOT AT NIGHT:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_k...aaM/s800/4.jpg

SHOWS THE MAPLE RINGS BETTER:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_k...30195_7033.jpg

Deathmetalconga 03-16-2011 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by double_G (Post 815128)
wow, ironwood is awesome!! below is my Fortune Drums kit built from Keller vintage shells in 10, 12, 14, 14x5, 20 w/ African Ribbon Mahogany. although these are not like the normal "modern vintage" shells they offer that are pretty thick. these are a a special run of 8 ply w/ African Ribbon Mahogany inside and out with a Birch core. there are also thin stock maple rings in graduated widths inside fabbed by Dale at FD. enjoy ! Geoff in Atlanta

Holy cow, those are gorgeous drums! In cases like this, there is nothing a stain can do to increase the beauty of natural wood.

Thick mahogany/birch shells should give a great balance of attack, warmth and volume.

Why are the shells so long? Is that how they make them, as long cylinders, then cut them in sections?

Deathmetalconga 03-16-2011 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by niacin (Post 815119)
Looks absolutely fantastic. What company/model are the drums though? Thanks.

www.spiritdrums.com, made of solid shells of Australian Cooktown ironwood. I do not even think the wood can be stained, as it is incredibly dense and sinks in water.

keep it simple 03-17-2011 12:27 AM

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My gigging kit. Maple, "eu naturale".

double_G 03-17-2011 12:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga (Post 815147)
Holy cow, those are gorgeous drums! In cases like this, there is nothing a stain can do to increase the beauty of natural wood.

Thick mahogany/birch shells should give a great balance of attack, warmth and volume.

Why are the shells so long? Is that how they make them, as long cylinders, then cut them in sections?

yeah that is how the drum makers get them or can order them...they they just cut them up. i guess this has to be carefully planned out, ordered, etc. i will as Dale how he does this part. i forgot to mention that these are just lightly finished w/ some oil / seal. the only thing stained at the BD hoops which were crafted to match using (maple) hoops. it's seamless & amazing work.

i really want a zebrawood kit next w/ a 18" kick.

double_G 03-17-2011 12:38 AM

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Originally Posted by keep it simple (Post 815168)
My gigging kit. Maple, "eu naturale".

that is gorgeous...then it makes sense to play them while nude in that pastoral setting, heh.

TravisFans 03-17-2011 12:40 AM

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So, my next kit, ready in about a month ( i just can't wait to have it )
And the color with oil finish.
I'll get yamaha style hoops to on toms.

http://i51.tinypic.com/fp8roi.jpg
http://i55.tinypic.com/ri6z4h.jpg

adam! 03-17-2011 01:00 AM

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Here's my Gretsch Renown Purewood OAK!
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Btw, ignore the Robocop. It was strategically placed there to irk the wife.

Garvin 03-17-2011 02:42 AM

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Wow... Those are gorgeous Adam. Very cool. I have a Yamaha Oak, but it's Honey Amber and thus not appropriate for this thread ;) I love the oak grain.

ShortBus 03-17-2011 03:36 AM

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http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/p...pictureid=4300

Deathmetalconga 03-17-2011 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by adam! (Post 815189)
Here's my Gretsch Renown Purewood OAK!
Attachment 39895
Btw, ignore the Robocop. It was strategically placed there to irk the wife.

Whoa - those are not stained? Unbelievable! Natural wood rules. Well, sometimes. Stains and fades look nice too but sometimes the natural pattern of wood is very dramatic.

Deathmetalconga 03-17-2011 06:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Garvin (Post 815218)
Wow... Those are gorgeous Adam. Very cool. I have a Yamaha Oak, but it's Honey Amber and thus not appropriate for this thread ;) I love the oak grain.

Was it stained Honey Amber, or is that the natural wood color?

Chazz 03-17-2011 06:52 AM

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Originally Posted by keep it simple (Post 815168)
My gigging kit. Maple, "eu naturale".

Clean! Very nice LOOKING Kit!
Is that your main snare?

keep it simple 03-17-2011 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Chazz (Post 815273)
Clean! Very nice LOOKING Kit!
Is that your main snare?

Thanks! It's not my main gigging snare right now, but it is one of my "go to" snares. Actually, this is my recent favourite, & right for this thread too. Totally natural finished ebony stave, kindly made for me by Dean @ Guru Drumworks. It really is a monster rimshot backbeat machine, & the ebony grain is just beautiful in the flesh. Why would you ever stain something like this! Anyhow, I've never heard of a drum made in ebony, & it probably rivals DMC's ironwood for weight too, lol!

keep it simple 03-17-2011 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by double_G (Post 815176)
that is gorgeous...then it makes sense to play them while nude in that pastoral setting, heh.

Hahaha, I'm not sure my wife would agree with that. It would certainly frighten the wildlife!

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Nice blonde there ShortBus. There's something so beautiful in the simplicity eh?

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Originally Posted by adam! (Post 815189)
Here's my Gretsch Renown Purewood OAK!

Now that's probably one of the most striking grained oak kits I've ever seen, Stunning! Must be a faster growing variety like red oak or similar. Love it!

latzanimal 03-17-2011 10:02 AM

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Here's the last Zebrawood snare I built.. Customer is happy with it..

http://www.ghostnote.net/vbforum/pic...pictureid=3396

http://www.ghostnote.net/vbforum/pic...pictureid=3395

Garvin 03-17-2011 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga (Post 815271)
Was it stained Honey Amber, or is that the natural wood color?

I don't know... Probably a stain.

Latz, that is an awesome looking drum... How did you get the grains to turn on those segments? Were they steam bent then dried or what? Very creative.

double_G 03-17-2011 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by keep it simple (Post 815302)
Totally natural finished ebony stave, kindly made for me by Dean @ Guru Drumworks. It really is a monster rimshot backbeat machine, & the ebony grain is just beautiful in the flesh. Why would you ever stain something like this! Anyhow, I've never heard of a drum made in ebony, & it probably rivals DMC's ironwood for weight too, lol!

damn, off-the-chart beautiful. this whole thread makes me wonder if there are furniture guys out there thinking drummers are NUTS to be wailing on these pieces of art.

Chazz 03-17-2011 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by double_G (Post 815387)
damn, off-the-chart beautiful. this whole thread makes me wonder if there are furniture guys out there thinking drummers are NUTS to be wailing on these pieces of art.

I agree that snare is beautiful !!!

Deathmetalconga 03-17-2011 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by latzanimal (Post 815313)
Here's the last Zebrawood snare I built.. Customer is happy with it..

http://www.ghostnote.net/vbforum/pic...pictureid=3396

http://www.ghostnote.net/vbforum/pic...pictureid=3395

No way! You MADE this?? Possibly the most beautiful snare I have ever seen.

Deathmetalconga 03-17-2011 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by ShortBus (Post 815223)

Clean and classy. Maple, I assume?

keep it simple 03-17-2011 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by latzanimal (Post 815313)
Here's the last Zebrawood snare I built.. Customer is happy with it..

Stunning use of segmented design! I love the wave effect of the grain curves. Very original, very sexy.

adam! 03-18-2011 12:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Garvin (Post 815218)
Wow... Those are gorgeous Adam. Very cool. I have a Yamaha Oak, but it's Honey Amber and thus not appropriate for this thread ;) I love the oak grain.

Thanks, Oak kits sound and look beautiful.. in that order. Show off your wood... drums.

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Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga (Post 815270)
Whoa - those are not stained? Unbelievable! Natural wood rules. Well, sometimes. Stains and fades look nice too but sometimes the natural pattern of wood is very dramatic.

As far as I know, they are only lacquered. You can also see the grain on the inside of the shells, but the lacquer really brings out the grain. I developed a pet peeve for shells being a different color on the inside, ie. a nice veneer on the outside and a bright plain raw wood on the inside, so this kit is satisfying on so many levels.
Also, I didn't realize your kit wasn't stained, that's pretty amazing! Nothing like a dense wood kit.

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Originally Posted by keep it simple (Post 815308)
Now that's probably one of the most striking grained oak kits I've ever seen, Stunning! Must be a faster growing variety like red oak or similar. Love it!

Thanks man!

latzanimal 03-18-2011 11:45 AM

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Thanks guys!

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Originally Posted by Garvin (Post 815384)
Latz, that is an awesome looking drum... How did you get the grains to turn on those segments? Were they steam bent then dried or what? Very creative.

That is the natural grain pattern, the blocks may have been flipped when I glued it together, but the rest is all natural..

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Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga (Post 815422)
No way! You MADE this?? Possibly the most beautiful snare I have ever seen.

DMC, Thanks, that is a big compliment. I have been making drums since '95, a few famous clients and more not so famous. Check out my snare collection in my sig, I made all of the ones with tube lugs. Even manufactured the lugs way back when...

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Originally Posted by keep it simple (Post 815482)
Stunning use of segmented design! I love the wave effect of the grain curves. Very original, very sexy.

KIS, thanks. These pics are from the customer. When I saw them I told him he could have at least wiped the finger prints off. He laughed and replied, "Fingerprints!?! That's drool my friend... " So I guess I can't complain...

keep it simple 03-18-2011 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by latzanimal (Post 815775)
, "Fingerprints!?! That's drool my friend......

Hahaha, perfect, & quite rightly so!

uniongoon 03-24-2011 04:38 PM

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My hybrid, formerly a 5 1/2 inch birdseye radio king that sounded bad, and a 1920's solid maple ludwig, I found the shell with no hardware, well a couple tube lugs, originally a 6 lugger.
Originally built in 1980, this is the latest rebuild, I have owned about 130 snares and this is still the best of the best.

http://i54.tinypic.com/nw0weo.jpg
http://i52.tinypic.com/30xa1iu.jpg

another hybrid. I just had extra chunks. I always used this one to check my router depth when doing bearing edges on other projects, but now I may finish it.
http://i56.tinypic.com/2vip1s3.jpg
Put some birdseye veneer on it
http://i51.tinypic.com/fn5zd0.jpg

uniongoon 03-24-2011 04:44 PM

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My Signia kit, previously was satin stained, now I gave it the birdseye.
http://i54.tinypic.com/iwkw9s.jpg
http://i52.tinypic.com/i77x2s.jpg
http://i52.tinypic.com/30jh4m0.jpg

And last my next snare project. Shell and hoops off ebay from Brian Marquez in California.

http://i53.tinypic.com/29en9d0.jpg

HCT 03-24-2011 04:48 PM

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Half this thread sounds dirty...






Yeah I know it's meant to...

Deathmetalconga 03-24-2011 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by uniongoon (Post 818014)
My Signia kit, previously was satin stained, now I gave it the birdseye.


And last my next snare project. Shell and hoops off ebay from Brian Marquez in California.

I'm just picking my jaw up off the floor. Stunning shells - I suspect staining them would reduce the shimmer effect of the grain. Great example of how, in some cases, you just can't improve upon nature.

ArcsDrums 03-26-2011 02:13 PM

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Here's mine. My dad made it, the shells are Oak and they sound so good!

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/w...2/IMG_9400.jpg

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/w...2/IMG_9405.jpg

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/w...2/IMG_9392.jpg

http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/w...2/IMG_9411.jpg

mediocrefunkybeat 03-26-2011 02:44 PM

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Needs quite a lot more work on the finishing, and could do with nicer lugs - but it's not bad for a summer project conversion!

Fishbones 03-26-2011 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by uniongoon (Post 818014)
My Signia kit, previously was satin stained, now I gave it the birdseye.


And last my next snare project. Shell and hoops off ebay from Brian Marquez in California.

http://i53.tinypic.com/29en9d0.jpg

Love the contrast of the darker bass drum hoops and the lighter finish. Saw your thread on this earlier -- never got a chance to comment. They look great!!

Deathmetalconga 03-26-2011 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by ArcsDrums (Post 818902)
Here's mine. My dad made it, the shells are Oak and they sound so good!

HOLY COW! Awesome. So beautiful. You dad made these???

Who is you dad, God?

ArcsDrums 03-26-2011 11:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga (Post 819025)
HOLY COW! Awesome. So beautiful. You dad made these???

Who is you dad, God?

Yeah, he is God. No he's a carpenter, work in a factory which makes office furniture. This is just a little hobby of his, making instruments. He has also made a violin and he wants to make a double bass.

Here is his most recent drum build:

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e...i/IMG_9188.jpg

http://trommari.is/images/fbfiles/im...dec051e45e.JPG

More drums at the link below.

DisturbanceDrums 03-29-2011 01:50 PM

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After making snares for customers - I made myself one to keep (finally).

Bubinga Hoops, Padauk Shell. Enjoy!

Deathmetalconga 03-29-2011 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by keep it simple (Post 815302)
Thanks! It's not my main gigging snare right now, but it is one of my "go to" snares. Actually, this is my recent favourite, & right for this thread too. Totally natural finished ebony stave, kindly made for me by Dean @ Guru Drumworks. It really is a monster rimshot backbeat machine, & the ebony grain is just beautiful in the flesh. Why would you ever stain something like this! Anyhow, I've never heard of a drum made in ebony, & it probably rivals DMC's ironwood for weight too, lol!

Wow, that is one serious drum. Ironwood is denser, but this shell is much thicker and my ironwood snare is 13 by 4. This snare is a monster! The density of ebony means this drum will have more crack than a plumber's butt, but the stave construction/aligned grain means it will be more sensitive than a gay men's support group.

keep it simple 03-30-2011 01:13 AM

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Just one of the cleanest & most beautiful kits I've seen in a long time. Huge kudos to your dad for building it.

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Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga (Post 820503)
The density of ebony means this drum will have more crack than a plumber's butt, but the stave construction/aligned grain means it will be more sensitive than a gay men's support group.

Hahahaha, great analogies! Yes, it makes my guitarist wince, job done!!!!!


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