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How can I go about making a cover plate?

Lamontsdad

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I have a Swivomatic bass drum tom/cymbal mount I would like to cover. I don’t want to patch it. I just want to make a cover plate, whether it be from metal or wood. Wood could be an interesting material, and I would either wrap it, or paint or oil finish it.

What do you think?

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I made one from wood but you can ask a trophy shop to make one I’ve done that a lot.
 

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I’m sure they could. They cut down a few for me. I never had them engraved I drilled the holes myself. Think it costed me 2$ per plate when I had them made
 
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I think you can 3D print one. I don't have such a printer but I think people do these things.

This topic was discussed in 2013 on DFO - I had a link but could not cut/paste it.

Also, there is this here - Rogers makes a 9292 cover plate: https://www.drumforum.org/threads/looking-for-a-rogers-9292-cover-plate.149480/

Lastly, NEW on Reverb for $35 each (not me): https://reverb.com/au/item/41417451-rogers-9292-stainless-steel-oval-beauty-cover-plate

I would suggest getting some sheet metal and clippers, drawing an outline, and then cutting it down and sanding the edge with a Dremel. Then, drill out the screw holes (of course, they won't be square!)
 

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Buy a hole cover at the hardware store.Round semi domed chrome metal thing with tines on the flip side
 

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Stick a Old #7 Jack Daniels barrel cork in it . They are large enough . You can buy them on their online store .
 

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On a former kit I had a PDP blanking plate. It had no logo and was very good looking not to mention well made, no soda can thoughts there.
 

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Guy on EBay is selling them for $10.99 each . Top is 2” across . Think I’m gonna pick up a few more for back ups .
 

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@JazzDrumGuy : if you do it trace a circle on the bottom side and only trim it deep enough to drop in . It’s going to take a little work they are made of white oak . I ended up over sanding mine and ended up wrapping it with Velcro so it fit snug and didn’t rattle . Been using it for years .
 


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