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    I am interested in making some drums by hand specifically for now a snare drums, the searches I've found have been useful but I'm not confident to start building, currently I'm looking at a Stave construction because it looks "easy", but I've found very little info on doing this has anyone here tried to do this. I'm not looking for a silly toddlers "drum" here I really want to make this sound good. Has anyone attempted to do this or can you point me in the right direction to do this?

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    SONOR 6 pc Special Edition 3007's red maple, old Pearl Brass 14x6 FF snare, Yamaha Tour Custom maple 8 pc., Tama 4 pc., honey amber B/B, Ludwig Supralite chrome 14x6.5 steel snare, Paiste, Saluda & Zildjian
    Loaned out Slingerland upgraded 4 pc 1963 black, wrapped maple + 14" Pearl birch FT
    The Almighty Speed King pedal, Speed Cobra, Sonor Single

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    I just completed my first stave drum back in September.


    Some good sites to check out are Ghost Note forums and Drum Town. (Just google them...as I don't know the rules regarding external links. Also, google "Pdgood" and the first result has all the information you need to get started.

    All you need is a table saw and router and you're good to go.

    Good luck.
    Drums:
    Ludwig Classic Maple
    Tama Starclassic Performer

    Cymbals:
    20" K ride
    20" K custom dry ride
    16" A custom crash
    14" New Beat hats
    14" K custom dark crash
    Ensembles
    Oregon Crusaders (DCI) 09 - bass 4
    OC Indoor (WGI) '10 - Snare 3rd place PIO
    OC Indoor (WGI) '11 - Snare PIW FINALIST!
    University of Oregon marching band '09 '10 '11 - Snare

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    Here's another thread on building a stave snare drum.
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    Thanks everyone, this has been a big help!

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    Signafan just finished building a whole kit from scratch. Check it out under drumsets. He has pics from start to finish.

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