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Old 02-23-2013, 03:39 AM
Embalmer Embalmer is offline
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Default Re: My homemade octoban project

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Originally Posted by oldrockdrummer View Post
http://www.arrickrobotics.com/tubetoms.html

This guy has a cool web page on building tube toms. Where did you get the acrylic tubes?
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Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD View Post
Do they not get rounded over or 45 degree bearing edges? Some sort of edge?
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Originally Posted by Anduin View Post
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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boobam
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:

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=23401

Hopefully planning to drill for the lugs and brackets this weekend. I will keep the thread up to date.
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