Some recent projects

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  1. Tommy D

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    Hey everyone,

    I have been pretty busy this June working on some projects for people and thought I would share some of the fun I have been having.

    First is a Tama Silverstar 24x18 cut down to 24x14.

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    Next up is a Yamaha Live Custom 20x16 shell cut down to 20x12:

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    And finally I had a guy who wanted to do a re-wrap job on his vintage Slingerlands. He decided on doing a Jellybean kit.

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    Nice! I have a red, gold and blue sparkle jellybean club date.
     
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    Very nice wrap work, Tommy.......love sparkle (and glass) wraps......

    As for jelly bean kits, my DW bop is a 12 (black), 14 (blood red), 18 (T.W. yellow) kit that I "rewrapped" in black panther, and slapped die casts on........
     
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    Nice work indeed, clean, crisp and pro!
     
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    Thanks everyone. The guy just picked up the jellybean kit this morning and will be sending me photos of it all set up with hardware. Should be a cool looking kit when its all dressed up.
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Nice looking work! I'm wondering about the bass drum shortening- do you use a table saw and roll the drum? Or do you have a different technique? Thanks!
     
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    I use a table saw, but I dont roll the drum. I go slice by slice on it. It would be way too dangerous with my setup to roll the drum, plus it would burn the hell out of the wood making for much more sanding when leveling the newly cut edge.
     
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    I'm very impressed. Excellent!
     
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    Great looking jelly bean kit!
     
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    Thanks for the kind words everyone. Its fun to get new challenges from people. Like this one: Can you turn my tom in to a snare? Why, yes I can.

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    Got the drum Saturday afternoon and the customer got it back Sunday afternoon.
     
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    The customer got back to me with some photos of the drum after he refinished it and got it all up and running:

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    He said it sounds awesome. Very sensitive and a nice crack. I was kind hoping he would flip the badge before he refinished it, but I suppose its okay the way it is.
     
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    Great work Tommy. Im loving these posts.

    Not only did you make a great looking snare but I'm impressed with the speed you turned it around.

    Excellent stuff!
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    I use a table saw too, but I find rolling works better for me. It yields a more even edge. I don't really get any burning but even if, it would be removed when cutting the bearing edge.
     

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