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Old 02-18-2007, 07:36 PM
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Drilled holes and mounted hardware yesterday....wrap still not shipped

kinda a DW look alike.....sounds incredible though...I am questioning my lug choice..

looks good natural, might change my mind on the wrap

A very fun project to do..I would recommend everyone trying it...really is easier than you think

The 12",16", and 22x20 next week

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Old 02-18-2007, 07:41 PM
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Awsome work! How long did it take? Looks like Dw...
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:41 PM
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Drilled holes and mounted hardware yesterday....wrap still not shipped

kinda a DW look alike.....sounds incredible though...I am questioning my lug choice..

looks good natural, might change my mind on the wrap

A very fun project to do..I would recommend everyone trying it...really is easier than you think

The 12",16", and 22x20 next week
looks nice. what wrap did you pick, and where did you acquire the shells/hardware? drumfoundry?
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:46 PM
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It took about 4 hrs......measured 50 times before drilling..LOL

All parts from drumfoundry......$100 roughly for the parts...I am thinking Tangerine glass glitter

The edges are flawless....seriously.... more people should build there own kits....for 1/3 of the price I will have a kit that sounds every bit as good as any pro level kit on the market....and you have the pride in knowing that YOU chose the lugs, placement of the lugs, stain or wrap...and the drilling(which is the hardest part)
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:21 PM
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Hey nice job, Larlev!

Man tangerine spakle sounds awesome, if there was any way to do it in a laquer finish that would be sweet! i'm not into wraps, ecspecailly on a hi-end hand made kit like that! he-he, no seriously nice job, lugs look awsome! what about a nice natural maple look!
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:27 PM
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Hey nice job, Larlev!

Man tangerine spakle sounds awesome, if there was any way to do it in a laquer finish that would be sweet! i'm not into wraps, ecspecailly on a hi-end hand made kit like that! he-he, no seriously nice job, lugs look awsome! what about a nice natural maple look!
It's funny...but the more I look at it, the more I am thinking the same thing.....natural would look quite good...
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:37 PM
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You should make a new brand! haha, incredible!!! Awesome work man, what color would the wrap have?? and why not laquering it in a nice brown tone?

however, already looks amazing!

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Old 02-18-2007, 09:04 PM
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You should make a new brand! haha, incredible!!! Awesome work man, what color would the wrap have?? and why not laquering it in a nice brown tone?

however, already looks amazing!

Karl
I need to get some scrap shell pieces.....I will experiment on some different shades when I get the scraps....

I am trying to make this as easy as possible......finishing can be quite time consuming...although I guess since I am home for the next 4 weeks, I might as well try it..

I might just use a tung oil finish.....looks good on other kits that I have seen
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:40 PM
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were did you get the shells from?and how much are they?
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:47 PM
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were did you get the shells from?and how much are they?
drumfoundry.com

The 10" was $53 with edges....$100 for the entire drum
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:59 PM
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wow looks great! im working on a build too. Right now im still working on the finish. i have a floor tom and snare that will be ready for edges and drilling in a few weeks and i just got finished staining my 18'' and 16'' floors. hope everything goes smoothly best of luck!!
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:47 PM
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aw man, i can picture this kit being lush even if left how it is now... good luck with it! id love to make my own custom lil' kit, cant wait to see the result!
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:45 PM
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this type of thing really appeals to me and i have been trying to find a company on the internet that sells just shells un drilled no baring edges and not even built just the bare shell and i cant find any anywhere

can anyone help me find a site on here for england that sell bare drum shells

or if anyone nos the prices of a 14x6 or 6.5 bare shell plz i oulw really appreciate it thnx
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:48 PM
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this type of thing really appeals to me and i have been trying to find a company on the internet that sells just shells un drilled no baring edges and not even built just the bare shell and i cant find any anywhere

can anyone help me find a site on here for england that sell bare drum shells

or if anyone nos the prices of a 14x6 or 6.5 bare shell plz i oulw really appreciate it thnx

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http://www.highwooddrums.co.uk/
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:54 PM
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thanks mann ic been wanting to do this for a long time lol


soo on this site let me get this straight it means for a 14x6 it is 40 with no baering edges or holes right????
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:59 PM
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thats cool, im gonna start by putting together 4 8"Electronic pads out of cheap wood, because they will be using mesh heads and they will only be 3 inches deep..

Its a good idea for a first project.

cool looking tom man, looking forward to the rest of the kit.
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Old 02-19-2007, 12:19 AM
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hey Larlev, maybe look into what it would cost to have a custom sparkle paint job, once your whole kit is complete, maybe like a nieghborhood hotrod shop could do it for you.
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Old 02-19-2007, 12:23 AM
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NIce work man, looks great already, I can't wait to see the rest! That looks like a professional job you did there.
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Old 02-19-2007, 03:00 PM
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Looks very good, mang. Are you afraid those giant lugs are going to effect the shells ability to vibrate???
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Old 02-19-2007, 03:55 PM
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Looks very good, mang. Are you afraid those giant lugs are going to effect the shells ability to vibrate???
I was at first.....

It really, really sounds good...better than I expected
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:46 PM
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thanks mann ic been wanting to do this for a long time lol


soo on this site let me get this straight it means for a 14x6 it is 40 with no baering edges or holes right????
Give "gareth" a call I am sure he can answer your questions better than I can....

I only know of "highwoods" reputation from other builder forums, which is quite good from other peoples experiences
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:53 PM
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Is it possible to leave a drum "unfinished" and just oil it with Tung oil or something along those lines? I've got a matte finish yamaha set that I think looks gorgeous "classy" as opposed to "glitzy" and I think it would be cool to take that a step further. Any reasons, acoustic or practical that one wouldn't want to do that?
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:58 PM
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Is it possible to leave a drum "unfinished" and just oil it with Tung oil or something along those lines? I've got a matte finish yamaha set that I think looks gorgeous "classy" as opposed to "glitzy" and I think it would be cool to take that a step further. Any reasons, acoustic or practical that one wouldn't want to do that?
You absolutely can do it that way......tung oil is a great looking finish...a little time consuming....but very nice

It usually takes 10-15 coats..with wet-sanding in between....then a final buff....

The tung oil is also a very forgiving finish for a first time DIY project....
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Old 02-19-2007, 11:02 PM
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Cool. That may be something to try the next time I've got some time and some money on my hands (not as much as a "new drum" though).

I've seen alot of custom guitars with that kind of Finish (and even more basses) and think they're great. That little drum you've made looks killer, especially with the diecast hoops.
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Old 02-19-2007, 11:05 PM
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wrap arrived today........I am torn.....I always wanted a tangerine glass glitter kit...but man the natural looks really good too.......

I think I'll put it on..with hardware and see
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Old 02-19-2007, 11:09 PM
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Cool. That may be something to try the next time I've got some time and some money on my hands (not as much as a "new drum" though).

I've seen alot of custom guitars with that kind of Finish (and even more basses) and think they're great. That little drum you've made looks killer, especially with the diecast hoops.

thanks bro.....I spent countless hours researching all the different aspects of what I could and couldn't do with this build.....

The only thing different with tung oil and drum shells is the plys....guitars are solid wood...this is why the 10-15 coats and sanding is required...the drum shells soak up the oil like crazy....
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:12 PM
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wrap installed.....this was the hardest thing yet....
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:36 PM
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I personnaly prefer the natural look ...

But it's nice looking wrap.
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Old 02-21-2007, 03:50 AM
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very cool, go with the wrap.
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:38 AM
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handrubbed 5 coats tung oil.....1 thicker coat...sanded 0000 steel wool
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Very professional looking. I'm impressed. This is a real inspiration.

How much cash for a typical shell pack with hardware? Not counting snare.

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Old 02-23-2007, 03:47 AM
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Wow, that wrap is sweet
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Old 02-23-2007, 03:57 AM
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That Tung Oil Drum is Gorgeous!
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:08 AM
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Very professional looking. I'm impressed. This is a real inspiration.

How much cash for a typical shell pack with hardware? Not counting snare.

www.terrasonus.com

It's costing me around $900......all keller shells......not bad if you ask me....
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That Tung Oil Drum is Gorgeous!

Thanks bro....it is a lot of work....looks good though
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:39 PM
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HAHAAA! fantastic.

My kit is just like this, homemade Keller maple, big, round lugs just like those.

I was also thinking of getting tangerene glitter (i've got a red stain on there now)

Give a tutorial for the wraps, eh?
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:55 PM
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love it. that's painter's tape, correct? do you have to do anything other than tung oil at the end? or is it just tung oil?

thanks.
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:00 PM
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love it. that's painter's tape, correct? do you have to do anything other than tung oil at the end? or is it just tung oil?

thanks.

It's just formbys high gloss tung....I'll apply a little carnuba wax at the very end just to shine it up a bit more
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:21 PM
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gorgeous work. very professional. can you guesstimate how many hours you've put into it?
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:36 PM
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gorgeous work. very professional. can you guesstimate how many hours you've put into it?
Probably 20 so far....and that's just the 10"......this is going to take a while...LOL
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