Originally Posted by ianjphil
Even though my little Bop Kit doesn't quite stack up to the SQ2's on here.. Since I've re-cut the bearing edges (slightly rounder on the top, slightly sharper on the reso), coated the interior with Tung Oil, and put some single-flange wood hoops on the kit, it has really come to life!
While this will never be my dream kit, it definitely will keep me happy along the way.
(Sorry for the phone quality pics)
Hi there...really like what you did there with the Ayotte style wood hoops and that kind looks like the Ayotte style claws as well. A major Safari upgrade!!
Could you please share with the rest of the class what you did here?
Where did you get the hoops and claws....did you have to use 'taller' gaskets under the lugs when you added the wood hoops or was there enough play in the lug insert to properly thread the tension rods?