TWO TONED TALKING STYLE STAVE DRUM
I found some reclaimed mahagony molding and thought it would make a great drum. It's oddly shaped but straight and well aged. I think there's enough thickness there to make the staves.
Ripping the moldings into useable pieces. The thicker lengths will be used for drum staves and the smaller could end up as guitar kerfing. Nothing's wasted if it can be helped.
After some gluing and clamping, the newly made mahogany staves are cut to length along with their maple counterparts and then attached to a specially designed stave sled which will cut the multiple angles neccesary to create the shape of the two halves of the drum.
Some creative clamping is used to marry the two halves of the drum together into the familiar hour glass design. Final shaping and finishng is accomplished using a number of tools and techniques before the goatskin drumheads are laced into place and tuned to pitch.