Instructables: exploring - play - instruments - drum - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 1 Oct 2014 05:57:27 PDT BLOX v1.01 Foot operated snare drum - an adapter for hi-hat stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Foot-operated-drum-an-adapter-for-hi-hat-stand/
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By: Wayne Freer

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:14:08 PDT
Plywood Mini Cajon (Hand Drum with Guitar string) http://www.instructables.com/id/Plywood-Mini-Cajon-Hand-Drum-with-Guitar-string/
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By: VortexSurfer

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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 03:08:55 PDT
Fix Broken Drum with new Lugs http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Replacement-Drum-Lugs-for-under-300-each/
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 12:31:22 PDT
Makedo Beating Drum http://www.instructables.com/id/Makedo-Beating-Drum/
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Mon, 19 Mar 2012 18:13:45 PDT
DIY Fiberglass Window Screen Mesh Drum Heads http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Fiberglass-Window-Screen-Mesh-Drum-Heads/
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Wed, 12 Dec 2007 21:22:58 PST
How to make a drum from a can and a water or soda bottle made of PETE 1 type recyclable plastic http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-drum-from-a-can-and-a-water-or-soda-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/8I4E/GKXTX791/FD68I4EGKXTX791.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/8I4E/GKXTX791/FD68I4EGKXTX791.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/8I4E/GKXTX791/FD68I4EGKXTX791.SMALL.jpg adrumforeveryone This is a video on how to make a durable drum head using a soda bottle or water bottle. This material shrinks when you heat it and will secure itself to any can with a rim. No glue or tape in needed! Also, because the materials are commonly found in recycle bins or even along side the road the drum ...
By: adrumforeveryone

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Mon, 7 Mar 2011 04:08:40 PST
How to wire a Double-Zone Snare or Tom http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-wire-a-double-zone-snare/
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By: doggyd69b

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Sat, 6 Nov 2010 09:57:20 PDT
Build your own Djembe (and End Table) http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Djembe-and-End-Table/
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Sat, 16 Jan 2010 09:23:44 PST
Drumhead Decal http://www.instructables.com/id/Drumhead-Decal/
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Tue, 21 Mar 2006 22:55:16 PST
Make your own drum/ surdo beaters http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-drum-surdo-beaters/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:49:48 PDT
Senegalese Style Drums http://www.instructables.com/id/Drums-Senegalese-Style/
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Wed, 22 Oct 2008 14:03:56 PDT
How to refinish a drum http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-refinish-a-drum/
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Sun, 25 May 2008 20:05:54 PDT