Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD
Do they not get rounded over or 45 degree bearing edges? Some sort of edge?
Originally Posted by Anduin
Nice! Iím thinking that creating a good bearing edge will be the hardest part.
You could also make them out of bamboo. I think thatís where Tama ripped off the idea from.
I have seen many sets of these, and most do not have a bearing edge. I think it has to do with the type of instrument these are, and they are not supposed to resonate like a drum does. That being said, I plan to try them without the bearing edge, and if I'm not happy with the end result, then I will use a router and give them one. Many people have been successful creating a bearing edge simply with 220 grit sandpaper and some elbow grease. The tubing is only 1/4" thick, there just isn't much material needed to remove.
I got the acrylic in a 6' length from here:
Hopefully planning to drill for the lugs and brackets this weekend. I will keep the thread up to date.