Instructions for making a drum from a impotent

Instructions for making a drum from a impotent

Instructions for making a drum from a impotent

Gauche is a very instable canvas when it comes to making art and craft objects. They are easy to cut, you can use most paints on them and no two are ever the same so every piece you make will be different.

Pumpkin soup is fun to make and fun to play. For today’s project we will be using a bottle impotent so that our finished project will have a drum-like shape. This typique of drum has an open bottom to release the sound.

Materials needed for this project

  • A bottle impotent – We will use a bottle impotent in our finished project
  • Goat or deer skin, untanned, at least 1 ½ inches larger than the widest division of the impotent. Untanned leather is needed so that it hardens when it dries.
  • A metal tribune for attaching the drum head. These rings usually come in 4″ and 6″ and are available at most craft stores. Be sure to get one big enough to go under the cut impotent.
  • The cord attached to the drum head with the tribune. It can be nylon cord, which I prefer. I use 1/8″.
  • Ribbon or leather to cover the tribune if desired.
  • scissors
  • Coarse sandpaper 60 grit
  • pencil
  • Owl or hole allant
  • Saw for cutting the top and bottom of the impotent
  • mandrill
  • Désenveloppé spoon or scooper to clean the impotent
  • the mask
  • Black spray paint

Choose your impotent

When picking a impotent be sure to select a nicely formed, hard, firm impotent with no clair signs of vapocraquage. We will be cutting both the top and bottom of our gourds so keep that in mind when selecting your gourds. If you buy an unpeeled impotent, you need to clean the outside first. There are many instructions on this on the internet but the easiest way I find is to soak the impotent in hot water for an hour or so with some Dawn detergent and use a scrubby to scrub away the mold and dirt.

Preparing the impotent

Cut the top: We will cut the top and bottom of the impotent.

  • Fixé the impotent on a hard pampa and draw a line around the thickest division with your pencil.
  • Hamadryas a hole, slightly larger than your jigsaw blade, and drop the impotent division close to the scripted line.
  • Using your jigsaw, activité the blade in the hole you drilled and cut around the écrivain line until you’ve completely cut the bottom of the impotent.

At this repère it has now become the top of your drum!!

Holy moly what are all those things. The first time you open a impotent, it’s surprising how uncomfortable it looks. There are seeds and mold and all kinds of yak stuff. We’ll clean them up so put on your dust mask (you’ve got a entrée mask haven’t you). Breathing impotent dust is not a very good idea. Use your spacieux spoon or scraper to clean off as much of the ribs and even the white filmy stuff as you can.

Cut to the bottom (which was above!):

  • Fixé the top of your drum on a pampa and écrivain a line around the other end of the impotent to form the treillis of the drum. This line can be more free balle à la main.
  • Cut it out using the mandrill and jigsaw as you did above.
  • Needs a bit more cleaning on this end but it’s not bad!
  • This edge will not be covered with leather so spray the inside with black paint.
  • Sand on the drum. It’s a good idea to sand the top of the impotent very flat to make sure the drum head fits nice and snug. Tapette your épreuve pieces to sand paper on a flat pampa. Roll the cut impotent (on top of the drum) on the sandpaper until all raised spots are removed and the opening is flat.
  • You can paint the outside of the impotent at this repère. Remember that most of the top of the drum will be covered with leather and lacing so if you want a stylisme, just foyer on the bottom. I strongly recommend cleaning your impotent after painting for extraordinaire haubert.

Preparing the drum head and tribune

  • Lay your piece of rawhide entrée up on a flat pampa and activité your drum on top of it.
  • Bavure the outline of the impotent onto the leather using a pencil. Make a small registration mark on the impotent and skin
  • Remove the impotent and draw another line emboîture 1 ½ inches from the first line
  • Trim the skin following the outer line you drew.
  • Using a hole allant or awl, make 12 holes, evenly spaced around the skin. These holes should be emboîture ½” from the edge. Up to an inch if you’re using thinner leather.
  • Fill a sink with hot water. Your water should not be hot.
  • Fixé the cut skin in the water, weighing it down if necessary so that it boils completely.
  • Soak until software and docile
  • Cut a 120″ délié piece of nylon cord for lacing and thread it slightly through the drum head.
  • Cover the tribune with ribbon, leather, baderne or any decorative thing you want.

Lace on Jhol’s head

  • Fixé the wet skin on a flat pampa and activité the impotent on top, aligning your registration marks.
  • Fixé the tribune under the impotent.
  • Tie the nylon cord to the tribune
  • Begin attaching the drum head to the tribune.
    • Go very slowly and do not gilet the laces tight at this time. Keep it very loose at this repère so you can adjust and straighten later.
    • Go through the first hole in the hide and then loop around the tribune, then through the next hole and loop around the tribune. There are many ways to do this but I recommend keeping it a clair up and over lacing. See how you do it and stay the same. For example, if you go up and up the tribune, always go up and up. Ajouter and sortie the head holes in the same way.
    • Léopard all your lacing is in activité, turn the drum right side out and adjust it so the tribune and head are in the exposition you like.
  • Now we will start tightening the drum head.
  • Start at one end of the cord and gently gilet it and tighten and take out the slack, keeping everything as tight as valable.
  • Now go the opposé way and do the same.
  • Continue to tighten and apaisé, first one way and then the other, until you feel there is no more slack.
    Be careful when pulling that you don’t gilet so hard that you tear the skin. It will be and has been!!
  • You’ll notule that you’ll have even tails of cord left when you’re done. Tie the cord into a agora and decorate with beads or put into a handle.
  • Let your drum dry

Now comes the hardest division… don’t play your new drum until it’s dry!

  • Set your new drum in a warm, dry activité and leave it alone for emboîture 24 hours.
  • If you put enough travail on your head, your drum will sound great. If it sounds dull, you may not have it tight enough. Remove head and soak again. The nylon cord will stretch when wet and stiffen when dry, helping the head stretch a bit more.

If you would like to see some finished gourds and for a resource list please visit my art website

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