Has anyone built a Koko jig?

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Hi boys!

I'm looking to consult with someone who's build some stave drums before and would like to mentor me - I'd like to build a koko jig and make a kit of staves, but I haven't been successful in finding build plans anywhere. If you've done some building of this sort, please send me a message, I have a week off later in June and would love to tackle a snare drum. I've done some cabinet building and other small projects and have a reasonably good woodshop set up.
 

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I can't even remember what a Koko jig is. Is that the one that cuts the outside of the shell? I built a jig for trimming out the inside of the shell.
 

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I can't even remember what a Koko jig is. Is that the one that cuts the outside of the shell? I built a jig for trimming out the inside of the shell.
Yeah! It’s the one you can do both the inside and outside. I would love to speak with you about your jig and what you’re doing to round the outside, think you could send me a PM with some details?
 

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I haven built a stave drum myself, but the guy from Murray Drums in Scotland did a series of videos on the jigs he uses for turning drums with a router. They seem to me to be a simpler alternative to a Koko jig. But again, I haven't done it myself, so take that with a grain of salt. You can't arque with his results, he makes beautiful drums. He mostly does segmented as opposed to stave drums, but I believe the turning process should be the same, and he has done some stave drums.

 

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As an example of Murray Drums work, here he is demoing a snare, though I believe the whole kit was built using the same techniques.
 

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The three point circle cutting method the Koko jig uses for the inside should also work for the outside - though it may take a few passes if the starting point is not real circular to begin with.
 


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