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Post by Dave-the-drummer on Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:48 pm

nice one, remember to share plans etc with us.

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Post by SKC on Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:27 pm

I just signed up to be a Drum Labs member on GhostNote.net... OMW, so much information for building techniques!!!!! They even have my technique for building wood hoops!
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Post by SKC on Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:31 pm

If I do enjoy making this snare, I'm going to be starting up a small shop.

I'll have a lot of woods to choose from, including:
Maple - Curly maple - quilted maple - birch - myrtle - white oak - cherry - ash - bubinga - african mahogany - makore - paduak - sapele - wenge - zebrawood - bloodwood - cocobolo - lacewood - purplewood - rosewood - australian blackwood - teak - koa

I'll add more when I find more that can be used for drums.
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Post by InSight. on Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:38 pm

Wait, so you're basically starting your own custom snare company if all goes to plan? What was it last week, your own store with a large amount of dream and Paiste stock?
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Post by SKC on Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:39 pm

It can be combined.
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Post by InSight. on Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:49 pm

Why can't I view threads on ghostnote? I just signed up because I'd also like to look around and learn a few things, but it says I don't have permission to view.
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Post by InSight. on Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:52 pm

Oh, must I pay? That sucks.
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Post by SKC on Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:33 pm

For certain things like the drum lab, you need to pay 20 bucks. Totally worth the money.
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Post by SKC on Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:51 pm

Got Myrtlewood for 7 bucks a board foot, super cheap, I got 4 board feet. More than enough. The guy that works at the myrtlewood shop is giving me the best grain possible, so i'll get the wood tomorrow morning!
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Post by Matt on Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:23 pm

sweet.

do you have any pics of myrtlewood?
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Post by SKC on Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:36 pm

Here is a picture of a Myrtlewood snare.

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Post by Matt on Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:52 pm

i like that. are you going to leave it natural?
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Post by Dave-the-drummer on Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:16 pm

looks great shawn! ill order a 12 by 7 please Wink

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Post by InSight. on Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:16 pm

Ha-ha, I'll take a 14x6. Cheers, and shipping will be free.
But really, I didn't realise you were this serious this quick, cool! I'll look forwards to what you produce, I'd have no idea what to do if you say the material and tools out in front of me. It looks like a fantastic wood, and not all that expensive.
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Post by SKC on Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:05 pm

Ash, it might just be feasible for you to get one for free... I might hold a contest in the future for the snare, if all goes well.
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Post by InSight. on Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:30 pm

Shocked!!!

But seriously, I'd love to take up drum construction, where did you learn most of the skills? I'm sure it's not an easy task, nor would it be cheap to pick up the tools.
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Post by SKC on Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:31 am

I have experience with construction and I have made tables before. My grandpa has a pretty nice shop and I'm borrowing a lathe. I just need to buy the proper router bits and they cost about 20 bucks.

The contest will be about who can design the best badge and logo for my drums. That is, if everything goes as planned.
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Post by SKC on Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:39 pm

Dang, I have to wait 'till next week to cut the wood down to size. I'm making a jig to cut the edges straight, but the hardware store had to special order the MDF and trim...
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Post by Dave-the-drummer on Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:48 pm

Ill design a logo for you! It would give me an excuse to do some art again.
Something sleek, any ideas on a company name?
I could be your first endorsee, Wink id take good care of the snare, and im sure it would spark some interest over here, get you some customers.
Its a 14 by 6 right?

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Post by SKC on Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:06 pm

I'll come up with a name soon.. Give me a bit and I'll come up with something.

Yup, it's gonna be a 6x14.
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Re: What kind of wood for my new snare?

Post by Dave-the-drummer on Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:17 pm

couldn't make it an inch deeper Wink
let me know about names and ill give you some logo designs.
You could just go with SKC drums.

I am determined to win the contest
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i wouldn't mind owning a second snare, The myrtyle wood looks great and i bet it could have an equally good sound out of it using some tuning tricks. Plus the deeper size (6") will give it more body.

Good luck with building it. Photos of the build would be good Smile

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Re: What kind of wood for my new snare?

Post by SKC on Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:51 pm

I could go to 6.5 inch, but not 7, since I'm cutting the staves at 7 inch increments..
I'm thinking either SKC Custom Snares, or Southern Oregon Coast Drumworks (SOCD).

I'm thinking of something timeless for the logo/badge..
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Post by InSight. on Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:55 pm

I don't like SKC all that much, mostly because it reminds me of SKB cases, ha!
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Post by SKC on Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:57 pm

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Re: What kind of wood for my new snare?

Post by Dave-the-drummer on Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:11 am

SOCD and SKC are both nice. Once you decide let me know.

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