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How to make an original drum - Senegalese Style I visited a local drum factory in Dakar, Senegal. I made this instructable of the process that I saw. ...
this should not be done without supervision of an adult.
getting the wood and shape
you carve in the center of the wood piece, calculating the size that you want your drum to be.
Sanding lots of sanding
After all the sanding, the drum should look like this. Very smooth and the circular edges are well made.
it is recommended that you use two varnishes one that is lighter and one that is darker, ( first you apply one and after you apply the other ...
Also sometimes you can paint it and then sand it again to make your desired color.
You can get inspiration from magazines, or you can make your very own drawings to put in your drum
With ink or acryclic you can apply the drawings to the wood or you can also carve first the designs and then you can paint on top of ...
After leaving the leather in water for a while, you should remove it ( be careful it smells) hang it for a little bit to remove the water.
Use a razor to remove the hair. it is totally up to you if you want to leave hair on the edges for decoration, however it will affect ...
start moving the racer from the top to bottom to take the hair out. You don't have to remove all the hair, it is up to you if ...
Measure the circle's diameter to know how much leather and how big the metal circles (needed to attach the leather to the drum) are going to be.
Make sure you do at least three metal circles to attach the ropes and the leather to the drum.All of them are covered with fabric. One will go ...
First start by attaching the rope to one of the "metal circles"
After placing the metal circle with the rope to the drum you can start attaching the rest of the rope to the drum. 2 goes on the outside ...
Then, you should place the first metal circle inside the leather so that the leather is firmly installed on the drum. This metal circle goes on the inside ...
the you should attach the other metal circle on top of the drum.
Continue attaching the ropes to the drum, making it really tense, if it is not tense your drum will not sound good. remember that leather should be placed ...
you can mix colors and make your own way to attach it all together
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