Rhythm House Drums wrote:Anyone here ever put a bike tire or piece of rubber on the bottom of you shell? Can you give some advice and maybe some pictures
Dennis103 wrote:So the nails are are never in contact with the floor when the drum is standing, and certainly not when you're playing
bops wrote:If you use a kids' bike tire, rather than a full-size bike tire, you won't have to cut divots all the way around the tire.
bubudi wrote:i prefer the look of rubber on the bottom and the fan belt around the outside.
bubudi wrote:i've never seen pieces of car or bike tyre epoxied on and doubt that would work because those need to be bent into place quite a bit.
Dennis103 wrote:I've done bike tyre, which is quite simple.
1. Get a bike tyre, old, new, whichever. Cut away the edges that have the steel band inside so you are left with just the middle of the tyre, all rubber.
2. You will tack one edge of the tyre onto the bottom of the foot only, so the staples or nails will go into the grain, not across. If you ever want to remove the tyre, you will never see any nail holes in the side of the foot.. To allow the curving of that edge of the tyre you cut out small V-shapes.
3. Cut to size and nail it. The other side edge of the tyre will naturally be flat against the wood, no glue or tacking necessary. The only nails used are the nails you see in the photo. Make sure the joint which is the weak point is at your playing position / towards you, the part of the foot that is tilted off the ground.
See photograph detail. Enjoy!
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