Introduction: Build a Metal Marching Snare Drum !

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So this is my Marching snare drum I built in the last 2 weeks. I used stainless steel for the drum shell. All other parts are ordered. they cost me about 150 $ but its still much less than buying a good one. And mine is a good one. So if i am going to be one of the finalists in the metal working challenge or if many people ask me i am going to make another instructable. 

I first wanted to weld those pieces together so my tech ed teacher welded the inside, but after i regognized that is a horrible welder i pop rivetet ( is that the word ? probably not :)) everything together. I am going to use blue chrome tape for the outside and i have a drum carrier for it already built but its at school, so i am going to upload a picture next week :)

So please vote for my drum and feel free to ask any question :)


johneditor (author)2014-02-25

Wonderful job on your first drum. How did you make the 45 degree flange on the inside and cut the snare bed? Or did you omit those steps?

SaltDrums (author)2013-06-14

I think this is very very cool! I am anticipating future instructable's. Any tips on how to get the the flat piece of metal into a nice round cylinder?

Nickmensch (author)SaltDrums2013-06-16

i had a metal bender to use. it was pretty easy with it :)

sgru (author)2012-09-06

This is and was a great project! I'm going to attempt it with a few other drums too. (Hopefully) what gauge steel did you use and where did you get it? also what site[s] do you suggest for the drum parts?

Nickmensch (author)sgru2012-09-09

Thanks! I acutally used stainless steel that i got from my high school, so just ask at some place if they know something that would fit. I ordered everything from http://www.drumfactorydirect[.]com they have everything you need !

dreamberry (author)2012-05-08

That's a good looking drum! How did you treat the bearing edges?

Nickmensch (author)dreamberry2012-05-08

You can buy a protector online, but for 30 $ that was too expensive for me:)
So I just used duct tape and put it all around the edges :) It looks like it works :)

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