Sunday, February 6, 2011

Some Instruments I've Built

I mostly like to make drums, but I've dabbled in a few other instruments. Here's an electric guitar I built one afternoon. It has a cable attached to it that goes straight to the pickup so it's always at full volume.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Recent depressing political events have given shellacking a bad name. But as a wood finishing I think it can't be beaten.

Shellac allows wood to resonate more naturally than polyurethane or nitrocellulose which is why it is used on high-end classical guitars.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Badge Making

Hmm. It's frustrating, a lot of parts have been delayed due to weather so I can't finish my current drum projects. For now I'm going to make a badge for the single-ply maple.

This takes a while. Good thing I'm not in this for the money.

There it is. Perhaps I'll try the heads on it while I'm waiting for the snare mechanisms.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Cymbal for Sale

Since I got my new Crash-Ride I haven't been using my second crash and she's been feeling neglected. She's a beautiful Zildjian K Custom Dark Crash. I've decided to find a new home for her where she will get the attention she deserves. You can bid on her on Ebay here.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Hi Hat Stand For Sale

Just put this up on Ebay. It came with set of stands I bought for my electronic drums. You can bid on it here. 

Friday, January 14, 2011

Steam bent shell continued

Getting a little slowed down by the weather. Looks like I'll be taking the dog sled to the hardware store for some bolts and washers and things.