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Old 10-08-2013, 04:07 AM
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Default Re: My Vintage Mid 60's Slingerland Jazz Kit

Originally Posted by keep it simple View Post
Nice work Bob, & the hoops look great :)
What flat surface did you use to sand the bearing edges?
Thanks Andy, I took the drums to a friends machine shop.
I stuck sand paper on a flat steel table that is used for detecting warpage in machine parts.
I twist sanded each drum until true.
I made a pencil mark around the edges of each drum. When the pencil mark disappeared from twist sanding, I fine sanded with a sponge type sanding block.
My bearing edges are smoother than the heads that will lie on them :)
Old wood sands really well because the grain doesn't lift up like newly worked wood.

Thanks double_g :) I have never played them yet. They haven't been played in about 40 years.

I should have them up and going by the end of the week.
I kind of like old drums:)

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