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Making a gourd drum


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Make your own drum from a humble bottle gourd. This 26 page tutorial will show you step by step how to make a playable drum that you will be proud of for many many years. These are the exact steps I use when teaching a class! Learn about : Choosing the right gourd Cutting and cleaning the gourd Preparing the Drum Head Wrapping the Holding Ring Adding the rope around the lip of the drum head for added strength and color (this is optional) We also discuss: Attaching the head by stapling Attaching the head by lacing Making your own leather lace A Drum Head Hole template is included. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You should be able to use a power saw and be able to cut and clean a gourd Paint the gourd

Supplies Needed

  • A bottle gourd - We will be using a bottle gourd for our drum
  • Goat skin for the Drum Head,
  • A 5-6" metal ring to attach the drum head

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Yellow Cottage Studios
Yellow Cottage Studios
I am a gourd artist and wannabe potter.