How To Fix Bearing Edge

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Re: How To Fix Bearing Edge

Postby drtom » Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:20 am

djembefeeling wrote:Looks like you did work with epoxy. Looks good. Doesn't even look like excessive work hours.


Epoxy indeed. Notice the lack of sawdust; who's going to see it?

I've done enough similar projects that (you're right) it doesn't take too long, though there is a learning curve. Beside the corrective work on the bearing edge, I replaced the rings, rope and skin, so plenty of time and effort was spent on this drum as it is.

djembefeeling wrote:How did you hold it in shape?


Form a mold with tape.

I do not disagree with the suggestion to redo the patch. Because of my advantage of first hand access to the drum I judged this would not be necessary.

In case anyone is curious, here is the result . . .
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Re: How To Fix Bearing Edge

Postby michi » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:37 am

Note: This thread suffered something of a thread-jack onto how many loops are best. I split the topic. The remainder can be found here: Number of loops for best sound?—Michi.
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