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Old 04-27-2008, 01:46 PM
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Up to date photos. First coat of clear has been finished. Three more to go.

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Old 04-27-2008, 06:22 PM
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Cool, like the finish. What size?
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Old 04-27-2008, 06:33 PM
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14 x 4, 10 ply maple and thanks. A few more days to completion.
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:45 PM
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Looking good GD. BTW, what bearing edges did you go with? Can you get some pics of the edges?
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:52 PM
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Bearing edge is a standard 45 degree. Picture isn't the best and needs to be cleaned up.
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:11 AM
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Hey, thinking about doing something like this myself, how much does it put you back?
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:35 AM
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I spent 139.00 USD for parts. Still need heads and snare wire. and about 20.00 USD for stain and Clear, sandpaper, etc. Next I'm going to build a cocktail tom/bass combo, then a tom for a little cocktail kit. Just finished the second coat of clear. Another few days and I'm finished.
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:38 PM
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The third coat of clear has dried as of this AM, so this afternoon when I get home, the assembly will begin. Stopping to buy new heads and snare wires.
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Old 04-28-2008, 04:58 PM
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I can't wait to see the result!
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:48 PM
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Here you go lads...My First Build
14 x 4 Piccolo Snare...Keller 10 ply Maple
Sedona Red Minwax Stain
Puresound 20 strand Blaster snare
Evans Hazy 300 resonant
Evans Power Center Reverse Dot batter
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:50 PM
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oh wow...
how's she sound?

you did a great job!!

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Old 04-28-2008, 11:55 PM
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Thanks Bo...It sounds great. Sound byte tomorrow.

See it all here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/grunter...7604743938090/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt7xEYJ3MI4 SOUND BYTE
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:58 AM
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Looks and sounds great! came out a lot better then I expected! (not that I expected you to make a bad drum or anything)

Makes me want to make one...was it as easy as you make it seem?
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:02 AM
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As I stated a few posts back, the only concern for me was doing a decent job of finishing the shell. Stain, then clear, then patiently waiting for it ti dry. I gave more time than the label not knowing about the humidity, then 220 grit sanding, lightly in between coats to smooth any mistakes or uneven spots.
Take your time and you'll be fine. A little over 150.00 for a Keller shell and parts and a bunch of personal satisfaction.
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:06 AM
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Sounds great I love the sensitivity you got from it. Finish looks great too. Very smooth. Good job!!
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:40 AM
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Looks great, and sounds great. Nice Job!
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Old 04-29-2008, 03:26 AM
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Driver, Freddy thanks. I was leery at first as to what I might do to a one hundred dollar shell, but it turned out to be fun and worth the effort.
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:38 AM
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wow...that sounds awesome! i love the sensitivity of it(as stated before) and its sounds really good!

are you planning on using it for your main snare? or a side?

once agian, great job!

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Old 04-29-2008, 06:24 AM
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Great job GRUNTERSDAD!

At a quick glance it looks like a DW drum with those lugs. Looks great!
Awesome drum build. Watch out UNIX :)

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Old 04-29-2008, 12:55 PM
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I don't think Frank, UNIX, would even let me sand one of his stave shells but I appreciate your comments. I am planning on using this snare with the rest of the cocktail set I'm building.(assembling)
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:00 PM
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Awesome job man. I love it, My birthday is in December and if you want to build me one, wellllll......OK you can. :)

LOL, Good job, very nice.
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Old 04-29-2008, 06:22 PM
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I should have it done by December. Just glad you didn't mention which year.
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Old 04-29-2008, 06:31 PM
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Man, that was quick!

I was hoping for like a soap opera- like daily episode to keep my voyeuristic tendencies going.. and its already over?!?

A sad day indeed.

( looking good, btw, GD, is there a satiny gloss to the finish or is it the hightlight of the camera flash? )
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The drum has three coats of clear poly gloss on it. Each coat was sanded in between.
I couldn't get any major sponsors to back me on this one so I had to hurry through the production. lol
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:14 PM
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Well Sir...that looks and sounds like a very very well built drum.
Its sound is indeed very sensitive but not "loosy". Great, tight sound!!

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Old 04-29-2008, 09:04 PM
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Thank you Karl. I appreciate your thoughts.
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:02 PM
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Great job GD! Man, I'm jealous. I've been wanting to build a snare for so long and you just came in and knocked that sucker out in no time. Nice sound too.
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:51 PM
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I want one!

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Old 04-29-2008, 10:56 PM
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In my time I've done a lot of woodworking projects. My own shelving units in this audio room, my own chimes shown on here previously, the ark I built that everyone called Noah's. So the wood finishing part wasn't hard, only apprehensive about it since the members here all have good taste, and I wanted it right. So I did a lot of mental planning before I picked up the tools. And I followed the basics on the stain and clear coat products. But by having the shell drilled for me it was just a nuts and bolt thing. Thats why I say I assembled a drum and not built one as does Frank, UNIX. It was fun and did go fairly quick, and number two is in the planning stages. Don't be jealous man, just roll up your sleeves and put on the dust mask.
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Old 04-30-2008, 12:57 AM
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Yeah, jealous might not be the right word. I do admire how you jumped right in and brought the shell to life though.The finishing is definitely the hard part, I guess I don't want to butcher a nice shell. I'm a technician, so I take things apart, fix them, and put them back together all the time. I've restored drums and my first finishing job was stripping and respraying some bass drum hoops, which I was happy with the outcome. I've drilled shells, to add floor tom legs, so I'm not paranoid about that. Maybe with this stimulus $ I might finally take the plunge and buy a shell.
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