Finished my Ash with shells from Nordic

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WOW WOW WOW,..

Finished last night.. love them.. need a different batter head for BD,.. too much attach right now..
 

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Those are beautiful!
 

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They are ash shells to begin
Wow! Great finish....how did you do it?

Well,.. sanded the shells to 220, sealed the grain SEALER, sanded, SEALER, sanded. Added black dye to my GRAIN FILLER. rubbed that all over with a paper towel and let dry. I did it again..

Then I sanded it all back down until the only black was deep in the figuring,.. sanded to about 600,.. then sprayed them w clear coat.. let it dry for a couple weeks.. normal polish and buff,..etc..

I cut the edged with an inner 45 all the way to the outside of the shells,.. then just a tiny outer back cut and smoothed over by hand.. This is the edge I saw on a set of new yamaha maple custom absolute shells. It works,.. they sound amazing.
 

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They are ash shells to begin


Well,.. sanded the shells to 220, sealed the grain SEALER, sanded, SEALER, sanded. Added black dye to my GRAIN FILLER. rubbed that all over with a paper towel and let dry. I did it again..

Then I sanded it all back down until the only black was deep in the figuring,.. sanded to about 600,.. then sprayed them w clear coat.. let it dry for a couple weeks.. normal polish and buff,..etc..

I cut the edged with an inner 45 all the way to the outside of the shells,.. then just a tiny outer back cut and smoothed over by hand.. This is the edge I saw on a set of new yamaha maple custom absolute shells. It works,.. they sound amazing.

Spectacular job! They look great. This is similar to what I want to do later this year. A nice, natural finish kit.

Really great.
 

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Beautiful drums!!! Well done!!! Your patience and attention to detail has paid off. What kind of bearing edges did you do?

He mentioned this a couple posts up. . . .


I cut the edged with an inner 45 all the way to the outside of the shells,.. then just a tiny outer back cut and smoothed over by hand.. This is the edge I saw on a set of new yamaha maple custom absolute shells. It works,.. they sound amazing.
 

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How many plies did you do on your shells? I got some of there 6-ply Heritage shells and they are 3/16". I'm curious if their other shells are that same thickness.
 

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Finished last night.. love them.. need a different batter head for BD,.. too much attach right now..

Fantastic, reminiscent of a Canopus ash snare finish I was admiring recently (dye was blue though perhaps). But I think these look better, a more natural asthetic to them. Some of the grain patterns are really spectacular there, especially on the bigger drums where that pattern has room to 'flow' further. Lovely work. Congratulations, earned yourself a big pat on the back there and a sigh of relief I'm sure ;)
 
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