haha I wonder what metal all these are made of. Aluminum?There is a drummer here in Iceland that does this too.
Here's a link, there is one at the 3rd page too.
Actually, the man who built it said it was quite light and wasn't as heavy as it looked...That's the first thought that I had after working on cars for 35 years. I would think that it weighs about 15 lbs or more. Is there any info on what it weighs? I like it just the same though. Cool idea!
I thought the same as you did on all points. It is more of a conversation piece I imagine! I don't think that we will be seeing it at Sam Ash very soon.It looks like he didn't do any finishing work on the edges. I wonder how it affects the sound, tuning, etc.
The lugs look like they allow very little by the way of tensioning, too. He can't screw in very far before the ends of the rods meet.
I'm also guessing that the sound would be tamed quite a bit by the shape - which would obstruct the air moving through the drum.
I couldn't watch the video so I'm making assumptions based on the pics.
Not a bad idea though...very creative and original!