- Hardwood 3/4" thick (I used Alder)
- #10-32 x 2" Bolts and Nuts (Price less than $1.50)
- #8-32 x 1" Bolts and Nuts (Price less than $1.50)
- Drill Press
- Time: About an hour without staining and sealing
Step 1: Cutting the Pieces
- 18mm x 51mm x 4mm
- 12mm x 45mm x 16mm
Once you block these out, you want to then cut any raised part on the very top if you want one. I did this, but now I wish I hadn't and just left the top flat. It would have made everything easier in the drilling steps.
The last cut you want to make is the angle cut. I don't know what the exact angle is, all I know is that its 37mm in from one side. So mark it at 37mm and cut to the corner.
Lastly, I sanded the angle cut on a sanding block, because it was a little wobbly. I cut it by hand instead of using an angled miter.
Step 2: Glue the Parts Together
Step 3: Drilling the Holes
Find the center of your base piece and strike a line down the middle. Next mark where your holes need to go. What I did was take the overall 51mm subtract 44mm for my spacing which told me that I had 7 mm of play. Divide that by 2 and you get 3.5mm in from each side. Again your drum set may be different so I highly suggest that you check your own spacing.
After that drill your holes. When drilling your holes use a bit that is a few sizes down from the screw size. I did this so that the screws were very tight. Because we are not tapping or dying these holes, the screw threads will make their own path.
For the hole in the top part of the lug, I just eyeballed it. I wanted the hole far enough in from the edges, but not so far in that the side screws would cause problems. Also make this hole pretty deep so that you have the ability to adjust your screw greatly.
Make sure you do not poke through with any of these holes or else you will see the ends of your screws and an unsightly hole.
Step 4: Test Fitting and Finishing
After hitting them with some 150 grit sandpaper I put some oak stain on them, and sealed them with Varethane.
Step 5: Bolts and Assembly
For the small bolts, this allows you to put in your bolts, and then use the nuts in the reverse direction to put pressure on the inside of the drum shell. (See Picture)
Now all you have to to is put the lugs on your set and enjoy the music.
Step 6: Finished
The only thing I would do differently is use a harder wood, Alder is hard, but Oak would probably worked even better.
I hope you guys found this useful. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below and I will get back to them as soon as I can.