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Tabla drums

Discussion in 'Instrument Makers' started by Spinartist, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Spinartist

    Spinartist Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I've made several Tabla drums for a guy who's adult children play them in a group. Made from Indian Rosewood & Mahogany. I just make the woodturned body & he puts on the goat leather.

    First pic is a Florida Mahogany pair I've had drying since January and are ready for final shaping.
    Second is a Rosewood one he had that I recut the outside to clean it up & a finished drum.

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    How unique is that! What a terrific way to combine the art of music with woodworking. Chuck
     
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    DKMD Sawbones Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator Full Member

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    Those are really cool!
     
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    Lee,
    Beautiful work!
    I'm a drum builder too (djembes and Indian drums), but I rebuild them, and don't actually do the bodies on djembes--really tough work chipping out a whole log by hand; I tried it once and after weeks of chopping out the log (began to look like Popeye!) it split--badly. I decided to leave shell carving of djembes to the Africans after that. Now I just repair and rehead them, which is still a lot of work.
     
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    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    Very cool Lee! How do they sound? Tony
     
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    rocky1 Creator of Shavings and Sawdust! Full Member

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    :zuludrummer: :zuludrummer: :zuludrummer: Like Drums! :zuludrummer: :zuludrummer: :zuludrummer:
     
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    I believe that is Zakir Hussain when he was younger. The man, Sean Frenette, who helped me develop and field test my El Class guitar, performed at Carnegie Hall some years ago with Zakir--who is, hands down, the best tabla player in the world. I got to meet him briefly--a simple, modest man.
     
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