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How It's Made - Seamless Metal Drums

I’ve been thinking and reading a lot about drum building. Many of my favorite drums are made of metal, which┬áis common for snares, timbales, and samba drums. 387 more words

short and sweets today - bear pendant with peridot - fresh from the bench

fresh from the bench

spirit bear and garnet

I made my own die for pressing out the bears

soldered on a bezel cup and added some stars…

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Some progress.....

I managed to get some things done.

Before mods for heads.

The cutout….

The cutout reversed & reinserted……

The finished mod…..

Now the rear head fits properly…. 34 more words



Turning these fairly simple pieces should have been a doddle. Trouble was that they are relatively thin and soft and holding them in a three jaw chuck on the lathe was OK, until the rather sharp tool got pulled into the work. 171 more words