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Postby zen_drummer » Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:57 pm

This Thread now needs to be moved to the drum building section...

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Postby Cheerful-Bear » Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:35 pm

Yeah. Could it be sticked for a while so I can find it quick when I need to buy the supplies?
And for those bits: how do the really big ones not like totally destroy the wood?
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Postby Kaos » Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:44 pm

The really big bits are usually a forstner bit and they are expensive but worth it. Okay I'm gonna say it. Get your ass over to Ghostnote there is a wealth of knowledge over there.
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Postby kplante069 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:16 pm

Also: how do you drill large vent holes like in 20+ ply shells? A 2'' bit would totally destroy the wood wouldn't it?[/quote]
I would think you should deal with "avarage" plys to start with. Start basic. When you have made several "basic" snares that you can sell start looking a a 20 ply. From what I've read it's not something a lot of people want. KISS- keep it simple stupid! No offence intended.
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Postby Cheerful-Bear » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:19 pm

I meant for future drums. Large ply drums will be last to be experimented with since they're expensive.
Do you just use normal bits to drill metal shells?
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Postby Timekeep69 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:43 pm

Unibits are step drills they gradually open the hole.

To drill large vents you have to use the attachments they use to drill holes in doors.

Not to mention a 20 ply shell will run you about $150 - 200 unless you make it yourself by gluing a 10 ply shell into another 10 ply shell which is a total nightmare...I've done it.
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Postby Cheerful-Bear » Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:25 pm

I know they're expensive. Saluda's 20plys aren't 200 though. So, to make like a 0.5'' hole with a unibit, you'd have to drill the hole a bunch of times? Could you explain this further?
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Postby Timekeep69 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:20 pm

This is a Unibit.

It's starts out small (sorry, can't read the first hole size) and it steps up to 1/2". This is what you would use to drill a shell. For a 20 ply, you would also have to drill from the inside out to make the hole somehwere close to even.

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Postby Cheerful-Bear » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:43 pm

So how does this work? The smallest size here is 1/8'', blind old man :D , and if you wanted to make a 1/8'' hole, this doesn't look possible. Unless that could somehow go all the way through the shell. I'll probably just do split shell instead of large hole, because it sounds a tad too difficult.
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Postby zen_drummer » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:09 pm

Cheerful-Bear wrote:So how does this work? The smallest size here is 1/8'', blind old man :D , and if you wanted to make a 1/8'' hole, this doesn't look possible. Unless that could somehow go all the way through the shell. I'll probably just do split shell instead of large hole, because it sounds a tad too difficult.


PAY ATTENTION!

A LARGE hole use a forstner bit, or as PJ Suggested "To drill large vents you have to use the attachments they use to drill holes in doors."

I think the forstner bit is easier, though.

Also, I don't see the need to sticky this thread... it's not for everyones' benefit.
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Postby Cheerful-Bear » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:11 pm

'k sorry.
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Postby Timekeep69 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:13 pm

Either works.
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Postby Mitchell? » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:15 pm

Yeah, to drill vents in doors you use this circular lookin' bit.

It basically looks like a short cup with teeth on one end.
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Postby Cheerful-Bear » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:16 pm

I think I've seen that before. Slightly resembles a cat, right?
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Postby tapeworm97 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:21 pm

damn bear you gots alot of shit on your plate in order to learn how to build drums. i hope the best for you my friend. :wink:
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