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The next patient has been put to the back of the queue as some interesting developments have happened in Dumpy Land! Let’s just say a cousin and a vintage friend is joining the family! These are exciting developments in the Flusterbottom Hospital for orphaned and damaged drums!
Gretsch cousin… Guild?
 

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The friend has had her holes filled in, and got a dose of silver sealer. I will show pics in a bit. You will have to guess what she is until I reveal what she started as.

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The vintage friend joining the pack. She is a concert tom to double conversion. Thin three ply with beech rerings. She is a Premier that I will use Trick lugs on with die cast rims. The badge will go on the inside LOL. Filled the holes with epoxy.
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As alluded to in another thread, the vintage friend isn’t quite working out. I am going to try a few Hail Mary moves to see if she can’t be salvaged with other means. Otherwise, I am throwing it out there that I have three ride cymbals to trade for a Renown or US Custom, either SSB or RB. Otherwise, a shell will eventually be cut.

I tried fender washers for the Trick lugs. As great as Premier drums sound, either the shell is out of round, or (more possibly) the undersized shell doesn’t work with Trick lugs. This is a frustrating exercise, so I have one more trick up my sleeve…

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Found the elusive 16” floor tom. This was a raw NOS shell. This has the butted plies, double 30 degree bearing edges. I added silver sealer and finished with matte wipe-on poly. Will likely finish this bad boy up when I return from my trip to England. I will likely use Rockstar floor tom mounts.

A few pix for your viewing pleasure.
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They are present, Mr. SingerAlsoDrums! Have faith in yourself!
Well the contractor presently renovating my house having to redo almost everything I've put my mits on probably has a different opinion. But thanks for the peptalk nonetheless.

Over the years I've done a lot of things that require a certain amount of fine dexterity (mechanics, lutherie, electronics etc..) but most times ended up doing costly errors due to lapses in attention and various goofs.

If I were to, say, try and laquer finish an orphan shell, you can bet your bottom that one of my hair would just fall and stick to it at the least opportune moment, or I'd somehow accidently scratch it with a screwdriver... I wish it weren't so, but now that I'm nearing 50, I've accepted that I gave the craftsman thing a decent go and that I fortunately have other talents...
 

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Well the contractor presently renovating my house having to redo almost everything I've put my mits on probably has a different opinion. But thanks for the peptalk nonetheless.

Over the years I've done a lot of things that require a certain amount of fine dexterity (mechanics, lutherie, electronics etc..) but most times ended up doing costly errors due to lapses in attention and various goofs.

If I were to, say, try and laquer finish an orphan shell, you can bet your bottom that one of my hair would just fall and stick to it at the least opportune moment, or I'd somehow accidently scratch it with a screwdriver... I wish it weren't so, but now that I'm nearing 50, I've accepted that I gave the craftsman thing a decent go and that I fortunately have other talents...
Personally I’ll be quite happy when I get to the sealer coats never mind the 10 coats of lacquer . Trying to match up stain color consistency on 5 shells from one shell to the next can be very frustrating and I’ve been doing staining / clear coats for 40 years . Bass drum had 3 do overs from scratch .
 

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