Back for another drum project. This one's gonna be big. And, it will take a while.
Pterocarpus is the genus for the market name of padauk, and Pterocarpus Rex is a play on T Rex.
This is a collaboration with a guy who will finish, drill and deliver the drums to his own customer. I'm the supplier for the shell pack, which is a high falutin' term for a group of shells. In this case, the P Rex kit will comprise (diameter x height, inches) 14 x 7 snare. Rack toms - 8 x 7, 10 x 8, 12 x 9. Floor toms - 14 x 14 and 16 x 16. Kick drum - 22 x 16.
Obviously, this is not enough wood for a large shell pack. 8/4 on the left will make rack toms, 8/4 shorter on the right is for the 14 x 7, with enough left over to rough up a 13 x 6 snare.
Close up of the plank designated for the snare drum.
Setting up for neanderthal ripping. This is after a trip to my buddy's house, wot with the Powermatic everything, and the usual operations needed to re-sawed the 8/4, joint and plane.
Stave pair is ripped.
Setting up for neanderthal cross cutting.
Little cross cut action.
Stack of staves, edges are un-beveled.