I'm back with another drum project. What's with the funky name? It's all a play on the first name of my customer, a highly talented drummer named Poh.
Previously we created the Poh-harmonic, which is a play on the Philharmonic line of concert hall snare drums as made by Pearl Drums (I'm sure Inc and registered and trademarked...) There was the bubinga Poh Bop kit, and now, this little gem, which is a smaller, nimbler, lighter drum kit. Poh's full time job is being a drummer, so he goes where the gig is, and he needs a kit that transports well, easy to set up / pack up, and above all, sound great.
Let's get started.
Start with a stack of staves. This group is for a 16" diameter x 12 tall kick drum. 16 staves, so each bevel is 11.25 degrees. Width of each stave is about 3.22", so the rough shell will be 16 1/8". Lathing down the shell will yield 15 7/8", which is needed to fit an industry standard 16" drum head.
Lay them out for a good grain story, tape them up to make a chain. Flip them onto their backs, glue up the bevels, and form them into a circle.
Clamp, and bake overnight. These are the Jorgensen web clamps. Cinches nice and firmly.
Here is the 14" diameter x 9" tall floor tom. I've ganged up some stainless steel furnace clamps. Very effective clamping for a cylinder object.
And the family of shells. 10" diameter x 6 tall, 14" x 9 and the 16 x 12 at the bottom.