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Phat Tubz
07-17-2007, 09:27 AM
This thread is for comments on my WIP. Also feel free to ask any questions here. I don't think anyone has posted a "How to" for segmented shells, so this should serve as one. If anyone wants pics of a certain part of the process, or explanations, let me know.

miikka
07-17-2007, 09:39 AM
Looks like you're having some fun building your contest snare! Keep the photos coming, we all enjoy them!

latzanimal
07-18-2007, 04:21 AM
How long are your segments. They look much shorter than the ones I used to make. Are you using 12 per ring? Thanks...

Phat Tubz
07-18-2007, 06:47 AM
Yes, these are 12 segments per ring, well at least some of the rings. The feature ring will be a total composite, I'm not sure how many pieces yet, I didn't count. Heres the math:

14.25" OD (before turning) X 3.14 = 44.745" / 12 sides = 3.72875" per segment (rounded up to 3.73"). I don't usually figure ID since I start with 1 1/2" thick stock.

For the angle start with 180 degrees and divide by the # of segments.
12 sides = 15 degrees.

So....... my segments initially get cut at 3.8" and 15 degrees, then they go to the disc sander to sand the angle and length perfectly using a jig.

stellardrum
07-25-2007, 08:33 PM
That is a mighty fine looking shop you have there, are you a cabinet maker?

Phat Tubz
07-26-2007, 05:44 AM
Nope, I'm a drummer for the United States Marine Corps.

bigtaco
08-01-2007, 10:26 PM
1,2,3,4 i love marine corps!!!!

seriously, in the history of the world, no group has more a$$ kicking certificates of achievement. not in my book atleast.

i tried to join after high school. apparently the marines aren't crazy about recruits with metal plates in their face. oh well... i guess that means that you get to have all the fun!!

firefly
08-14-2007, 12:04 PM
sorry to hear you are out of the build off dude, was realy enjoying your work, i hope you get a chance to finish it soon and post some picks, i think you have the makings of a very nice drum there
cheers
firefly