Introduction: Build a Metal Marching Snare Drum !

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 made it! (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 made it! (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 made it! (author)Nickmensch2013-06-16

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

sgru made it! (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 made it! (author)Nickmensch2012-09-09

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 made it! (author)2012-05-08

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

Nickmensch made it! (author)Nickmensch2012-05-08

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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