This is my first Instructable, so I apologize for the lack of "how-to" pictures. After starting the project I got so in to it that I forgot to take any additional pictures until completion.
1 complete drum (shell/lugs/rims/heads
1 15' lamp cord (electric cord)
1 bulb socket (I used a porcelain one)
8' of lightweight black chain (used to hold the drum, this chain was rated for 35lbs)
1 heavy duty switch (thr cord I used was the heavy clear flat wire and needed a larger switch than the standard roller switch)
Ceiling hooks (again tested for 35lbs)
Step 1: Drum Prep:
Step 2: Installing the Light Equipment
**Note the next section involves wiring a socket to the wire! I am not including pictures as I am not providing electrical instruction. Wiring electric cords is dangerous and I simply followed the instructions on the bulb socket *AND MADE SURE THE CORD WAS NOT PLUGGED IN WHILE WORKING ON IT!
After wiring up the cord to the socket, I screwed the socket onto the nipple and tightened the set screw. Now our drum is wired up and ready for a bulb. I used a compact florescent as they don't get as hot as incandescent.
Step 3: Closing Up the Drum
Now it's time to mount the chain and put your celing screws in. I used ceiling hooks with drywall anchors that were rated for 35lbs (the drum/chain/bulb weighs about 9lbs). I screwed the hooks in and mounted them directly above my kit. The chain I had cut was general light duty chain. I used vicegrips to separare the chain and make 4 equal lenghs of 12" then mounted the ends of each of these links to the main chain. This gave me my main single chain with a 4-way split at the end. I then screwed four of the tension screws (the screws that tighten the rim) through the chain to attach the chain to my drum. This allows me to attach the chain without additional holes in the drum.
Now you have a drum attached to the chain with a cord sticking out ready for hanging.
Step 4: Hanging the Drum
Now you're done and have a truly unique drum lamp, so sit back and enjoy yours as much as I have enjoyed mine!
Thanks for your time and patience (as this is my first 'able) and good luck!