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Old 01-24-2015, 08:15 PM
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Default Hollow Logs For Drums?

Came across this http://www.icwoodllc.comsite the other day, and of course I couldnít help but think this could be a nice alternative to stave construction and I wanted to find out what folks whoíve built drums think of the possibilities.

Obviously there are a whole lot of issues to contend with in seasoning full rounds of log like checking and warping. (but you can start off with longer piece than the final drum needs) These rounds come in a variety of sizes and they say they will be offering other wood species. They now offer white pine, spruce and larch. http://www.icwoodllc.com/Choose-a-si...ers-525400.htm

Iíve worked with all 3 of these species in various woodworking projects and larch is considerably denser than the others. Though itís hardness tends to vary a lot between the grain. Iíve heard of some limited use of spruce for drums.

I presume this company has some sort of large hole saw because they can get many rounds from a single length of log.
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:09 PM
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Default Re: Hollow Logs For Drums?

Great looking source, & very reasonably priced too, but very accurate / thorough curing of the wood is essential to stand any chance of them being sufficiently stable for a drum shell. Stability, & continuity of sound quality, are the biggest potential issues with hollow log, but get it right, & the resulting instrument can be stunning.
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:43 PM
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Muddy Waters Blues

I worked all the time worked four to four
I'm goinn hummin, you close the door
That's all right woman, in the old way you do
If it had to be for you baby, I would lead you to do
I'd rather drink muddy water, sleep in a hollow log
and to let you spend my money and treat my like a dog

I've given you baby, my trembling hand
here's one thing honey, that you must understand
I ain't drinkin whiskey, ain't drinkin wine.
I'm gettin you so baby now, keepin all your mind.
I'd rather drink muddy water, sleep in a hollow log
and to let you spend my money and treat my like a dog

Yes yes yo baby, as one and one is two.
Someday I'll have money and seems tough to date like you
I love you baby, but I hate the way you do
Goodbye darling, farewell to you
If I drank muddy water, sleep in a hollow log.
Well I won't be here and treated like a dog

By: Bumble Bee Slim Ė Muddy Water Blues
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Old 02-01-2015, 04:06 PM
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Default Re: Hollow Logs For Drums?

I wood go for a nice Mayan or Aztec slit drum, except I've thought it would be a big waste of wood. I wonder how they actually do it without waste. Drill and Bandsaw?

I've seen a number of Native American Tom Toms like that.

Seems like there are substantial drying and curing problems though. I think they would end up being essentially stave construction after cracking and repair.
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Old 02-01-2015, 06:43 PM
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I've bookmarked that site. Not sure about a drum, but those would make great "old school" thrones. BUT...I bet those suckers are heavy! Wouldn't want to load 'em with hardware. I have a real passion for wood and the different grains and colors, so I might just get one of those cylinders....just to...to...I don't know...look at I guess. Thanks for sharing.
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