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Many years ago I bought an LA Camco 14x20 with a Slingerland tom mount and this 14x14 that was sawed in half or close to half - 6 and 8 inches... Yikes!
I guess the owner thought it was a good idea at the time.

Now I have a few options:
1. Glue the two pieces back together to make the original 14x14.
2. Cut 2 inches off and make a 12x14.
3. Make two 5" deep snare drums. Fortunately holes can be drilled in the lugs and inserts added to make center lugs. A few plugs would have to be added.
4. Make two snare drums - one 5" deep and one 6 1/2" deep with double lugs.
5. Install a hinge and two latches for extra travel storage.
6. Install a hinge on one side and two eyeballs, a nose, and a mouth on the other side to make a mouth opening drum puppet.
... It might be fun to have a wisecracking floor tom by my side saying the stuff I would never dare to say... "Have you ever tried playing "with" a band?"

The final decision may depend on wether I can find a reasonable condition Stradivarious 8x12 to complete the set.
 

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What was that previous owner thinking! Still a lovely (and rare) drum. I say glue it back as well. Not many of those in the wild.

Joe, is the Stradivarius finish on that as brown as it appears in the pictures? It's funny to see the variance in that particular finish - sometimes it's pretty red, sometimes a bit browner. It almost seems like they mixed batches for each job.
 

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What was that previous owner thinking! Still a lovely (and rare) drum. I say glue it back as well. Not many of those in the wild.

Joe, is the Stradivarius finish on that as brown as it appears in the pictures? It's funny to see the variance in that particular finish - sometimes it's pretty red, sometimes a bit browner. It almost seems like they mixed batches for each job.
The finish is a little redder than it appears though it is a darker version of Stradivarious similar to the 10x14 in the photo. (Stradi-VARY-us)
Connecting it together will require a reinforcing ring and I believe I have a donor ring from a trashed parade drum.
The following options have definitely been ruled out:
5. The trash bin style flip lid storage drum.
6. Strady, the Insult Comic Floor Tom.
3 and 4. Making snare drums out of it is a little extreme, too.
 

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Glue, baby, glue. Though I will miss Strady.
 

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Joe, you always have the most interesting drums with unique issues. Hope you are doing well in the new year.
 

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Could you router an edge on each half that would allow gluing the halves together? Like a tongue and groove or maybe like locking flooring (not sure about locking dealing with cylinders but I'm no woodworking expert)?
 

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I am with option 1 and a inner ring at seem.
What a shame but at least the cut doesn't look butchered and the edge does look in great shape on the one I can see.
Worth saving as it once was.
Wayne
 

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Only to rare drums- I have a 14x14 Club Date Psychedelic Red floor tom that someone cut down (with a nice wavy cut)- I never measured it but HALF of the lugs are not mounted to anything. To screw it up even more- they drilled it for legs and painted the inside black.......

I should finally measure it and see if a 5" snare can be made out of it.

On your drum- talk with everyone from Lawton to Bacco to Precision and see who has the most realistic ideas. It is repairable- but my gut feeling is it will never be perfect looking.
 

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either is sweet. the snare drums would be cool but more work and $.
 


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