March 6th, 2008


I has a new Drum!!!

I has a new Drum!!!
Originally uploaded by JohnO.


Yes, I built it myself.

5 gallon wine cask.
Soak in water for 6 weeks.
Then dry for 6 weeks.
Cut, sand, biscuit, and glue back together.
Grind excess glue and sand smooth.
Stain and more sanding (to fix a bad stain job) and re-stain.
Multiple coats of polyurethane.
Soak & Stretch and soak & stretch again, then tack.
Then do the other end.

Hopefully it will be dried enough to play on Sunday at the taiko workshop at Consonance


12" head,
15" tall