Advice and questions on making and fixing instruments
By wyshout
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Creating some drum shells using chainsaw and lathe. It will take some time for the shells to season so will share some photos of recent progress.
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I layed out a 24" section of white birch with a 14"circle on top, and a 10" circle on bottom.

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Shows the outside shape created as well as a 6" tenon to hold drum by in 4 jaw chuck. I thought it best to hollow the bottom first, then hold by bottom while hollowing the top.
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The bottom half hollowed, preparing to reverse and hollow the top.
By wyshout
#44394
Hollowing of the top in progress. A "jamb chuck" screwed to the bottom-held in a 4-jaw chuck
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Rough out completed, preparing for the drying process.
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A close up of the 5/16" High Speed steel bit ground to maximize the removal of wood by slicing-not scraping. Cutter is held in a supported 1-1/8" heavy steel bar.
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All C&C welcome.
By wyshout
#44397
drtom, I'm a maker/fabricator of many things in wood and metal by commission and some craft items I continually produce. My shop is way more capable than I am and I never know what direction I will take next. So far I can scratch out a living but drum making is just a rest stop along the way.