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Old 08-26-2008, 12:48 AM
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Default First Homemade Snare

Maple Keller Shell: 5.5x14, chrome hardware
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:02 AM
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Looks nice from the outside. Forgot to put tape on the bearing edges when applying the blue, huh?

Looks great for a first...what did you learn from the process (what will you do differently next time)?
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:10 AM
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Looks very nice, but yeah need some blue painters tape on the edges and the inside of the drum covering the holes. But I made the same mistake on my first, so its a learning curve. I assume that's blue stain, or is it blue dye and clear coat?
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:52 AM
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i used blue dye, then sprayed lacquer on top

yeah...i actually did tape up the edges/holes but i must have done a bad job/used the wrong kind of tape (masking), because a lot of the blue seeped through, but i guess i know for next time
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:11 AM
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i used blue dye, then sprayed lacquer on top

yeah...i actually did tape up the edges/holes but i must have done a bad job/used the wrong kind of tape (masking), because a lot of the blue seeped through, but i guess i know for next time
Masking tape is grainy as you can see the texture, and the blue tape is smooth at the edges. Just dont show anyone the bottom view and you will survive. The main question I guess, or two, did you have fun and how does it sound.?

ps...Did you drill this yourself, and what did you use for a template?
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:56 AM
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yeah it was definitely a lot of fun, it sounds fantastic,
ive got it tuned pretty low, its a nice and fat sound
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:57 AM
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and i drilled it myself, but i ordered it off drummaker.com, so all the drilling marks were there
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:00 AM
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Good job. Where in Maryland are you? I grew up in Catonsville. High School, CCC, and Towson University.
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:03 AM
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Im in Bethesda, its actually really far from towson, i had to drive down there for a solo festival last year and it took like an hour and a half or something
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:10 AM
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Nice job!! Looks like a lot of fun and I wish I had the time and dedication (and spare cash) to build my own drum. Not to say it's impossible-- I see more and more people taking the DIY route every day. The drum loosk great, nice choice in finish. How much did the whole project (ballpark) cost you?
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Im in Bethesda, its actually really far from towson, i had to drive down there for a solo festival last year and it took like an hour and a half or something
Yep my son works in Bethesda.
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:23 AM
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How much did the whole project (ballpark) cost you?
I think it was about $230 in all.
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:08 PM
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:47 PM
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You could paint the inside white like Ludwig used to do (or any other color) which could cover up those spots.
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:43 PM
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this is cool I was just telling one of my employees this morning that I would like to make some drums and I found a few resources here...still want a lathe and make the shells but this is a start...thanks for sharing...it looks nice!
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:13 AM
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A great source for supplies: www.amdrumparts.com

Buy all of your hardware there, and they will drill all holes and bearing edges free.
This is a good deal for a first timer. This was my first attempt.
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:19 AM
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Nice snares all!!

Here is the one I just built. It is a 6x12 Craviotto shell. Hayman style lugs, DW throwoff and butt, TAMA die cast hoops and puresound wires. Oil stain and Nitro high gloss lacquer.

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Old 08-27-2008, 09:03 PM
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Looks damn nice at that...thanks for the link I will check into them as well

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A great source for supplies: www.amdrumparts.com

Buy all of your hardware there, and they will drill all holes and bearing edges free.
This is a good deal for a first timer. This was my first attempt.
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:04 AM
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Here is my list of drum building resources

For shells I have found the best place is Anderson International

http://www.aitwood.com/

Here are some on-line suppliers:

http://www.amdrumparts.com/
http://www.vintagedrum.com/category/...are-Drum-Parts
http://www.leecustom.com/drum.hardware.htm
http://www.drummaker.com/
http://www.precisiondrum.com/index.html
http://www.drumfoundry.com/ (this one has a great tutorial section)

Here are some great drum building forums:

http://www.drumsmith.com/
http://www.drumshed.org/forum/index.php
http://ghostnote.net/vbforum/index.php
http://www.drumrap.com/
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:26 PM
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AWESOME, thank you Robert for all that information....SWEET, I am definately going to put something together SOON
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