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stellardrum
07-17-2007, 09:09 PM
You know the drill......:)

sedonadrums
07-17-2007, 09:23 PM
I wanna see some grass in that there drum!!!!!

E-Dog
07-17-2007, 09:28 PM
Let's see some shit

stellardrum
07-17-2007, 09:40 PM
oh hell....I'll post a couple test peices I made looking for the right wood....but after that you'll have to wait..:)

Rudy...you missing the green grass of summer up northward?

sedonadrums
07-17-2007, 09:53 PM
Rudy...you missing the green grass of summer up northward?

Don't be cute - you know what I'm talking about!

Besides, I've got grass here; it's called Blue Granma.

Flyin6
07-17-2007, 11:51 PM
Jody, that mock up pic has more goddamn C-clamps than a man has a right to own.......keep up the fine work!!!

stellardrum
07-18-2007, 05:26 AM
Dan, and that is only about 1/8 of them!

Rudy, only if I had more experince working with the Bamboo...I better keep it safe this time and work with materials I know better.

sedonadrums
07-18-2007, 09:32 PM
Hey, it was free!

Danalog
07-18-2007, 09:43 PM
Man, I'm being blow away with all these ideas. I cannot wait to see this new fangled stave.

stellardrum
07-18-2007, 10:20 PM
hmmmm...but it wont really be a stave, it will include a very thin shell body....now I have said too much.

letusprey
07-18-2007, 10:51 PM
oh hell....I'll post a couple test peices I made looking for the right wood....but after that you'll have to wait..:)


Those samples got me thinking . . . You could start a new business selling wooden adult toys. Forget drums . . . :D

ANDY B
07-22-2007, 10:06 PM
It looks like birdcage/fish tank to me at the moment....I'm looking forward to see what you come up with here...

instumentalist
07-22-2007, 10:14 PM
I think it looks Greek.

Danalog
07-23-2007, 12:17 AM
wow this is badass...Yanni live at the acropolis! please tell be you're going to carve gladiators fighting lions inside that thing!

bigtaco
07-23-2007, 12:39 AM
to me it's looking a little bit roman temple-ish. i need a few more clues to get your direction.

stellardrum
07-23-2007, 11:23 AM
Well, it is really a far cry from the final look in the last pic.....a majority of what you see now you will not see in the final drum....it will not be a huge bulky looking beast, I am aiming for elegant....:)

McKenzieDrums
07-23-2007, 11:34 AM
Cool concept Jody... wooden free floater I assume :) What's going in the middle?

letusprey
07-24-2007, 11:58 PM
It reminds me of greek architecture.

lexlord
07-27-2007, 06:05 PM
man it looks like it is really gonna be "Stellar", you always do such fine work, can't wait to see the final product!!

stellardrum
07-27-2007, 07:37 PM
Thanks!...I can't wait to see all of these awsome builds....aint this fun!?

RacerX
07-27-2007, 07:54 PM
Lookin good. What the hell is it?:D

bilbo
07-27-2007, 08:08 PM
Lookin good. What the hell is it?:D
and will it wrapped in "fine Corinthian leather?"

stellardrum
07-27-2007, 08:56 PM
hah.....they are just parts of the puzzle.....

jwsedens
07-27-2007, 09:19 PM
So is that Colonial, or Greek Revival?

I guess with the samples you turned, you could also go into the exotic baseball bat business.

Mike
07-27-2007, 09:41 PM
that wood looks nice and clean. i dont know what the hell you got up your sleeve, and i cant wait to see it.

stellardrum
07-27-2007, 11:48 PM
I guess with the samples you turned, you could also go into the exotic baseball bat business.

Not a bad idea....maybe billy clubs for hitting baby seals would yeild less competition though.:D



Thanks Mike. The main idea is to have a good solid bearing edge and tuning system...and a stress free shell. Kind of a mix between a free floater and the departed peavey drums..

sedonadrums
07-28-2007, 01:39 AM
the departed peavey drums..

That's where it looked like you were going but I didn't want to say anything.

But now you did...

stellardrum
07-28-2007, 06:52 AM
The inner shell will be a single ply (can it even be called a ply then?) and the wood dowels will hold the upper and lower edge portions solid together so the inner shell gets no tensions from the edge/tuning system, while transmiting vibration from top to bottom. I am hoping the thin inner shell will add some nice body not having any tensions on it. So while it is similar in concept to the peavey design to a point, it is still different.....I like to think of it more as a free floater minus the shell tension.

sedonadrums
07-28-2007, 09:47 AM
I can visualize the whole thing. Can't wait to see it complete with a set of Stellars on it (wink, wink).

lexlord
07-28-2007, 11:01 AM
The inner shell will be a single ply (can it even be called a ply then?) and the wood dowels will hold the upper and lower edge portions solid together so the inner shell gets no tensions from the edge/tuning system, while transmiting vibration from top to bottom. I am hoping the thin inner shell will add some nice body not having any tensions on it. So while it is similar in concept to the peavey design to a point, it is still different.....I like to think of it more as a free floater minus the shell tension.

This is going to be one cool drum, I have had ideas in my head about trying to do something like this but could not work out the bugs, so I am very interested to see how yours turns out!!

Stoovey
08-03-2007, 03:38 PM
Hmm...no tension on the shell at all?! Please explain how this happens. I mean, doesn't tightening the tension rods tighten the head over the shell, thus essentially putting tension on the shell?

I like what I see, I just want to understand it better.

Danalog
08-03-2007, 04:38 PM
shitter balls this is ingenious!!! wow. I think you should use a lighter wood to contrast the shell for the lugs. that'd be cool. the hoops are pretty amazing themselves.

gach
08-03-2007, 04:51 PM
schweet!:eek:

Woody
08-03-2007, 05:25 PM
Holllllleeeeeeeeeee SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!

Why am I even bothering to compete??

W.

FlyingDrums
08-03-2007, 05:47 PM
Holllllleeeeeeeeeee SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!

Why am I even bothering to compete??

W.


My sentiments exactly. Thought I may have to bow out because of something else!

Damn Jody....awesome stuff man.

stellardrum
08-03-2007, 05:58 PM
Aw shucks....I love you guys! I know it didn't look like much in its infancy....but I am liking how it is coming together.

Stoovy....there will be tension on the bearing edge of course, but the bearing edge is part of the cage (for lack of a better word), and the tensioning system is part of the cage....but the inner shell will be attached to the inside of the cage and there will be no tension on this, as the head is not being pulled into the inner shell, only into the cages bearing edge.....make sense? probably not...:)

Capt D
08-04-2007, 01:01 AM
Aw shucks....I love you guys! I know it didn't look like much in its infancy....but I am liking how it is coming together.

Stoovy....there will be tension on the bearing edge of course, but the bearing edge is part of the cage (for lack of a better word), and the tensioning system is part of the cage....but the inner shell will be attached to the inside of the cage and there will be no tension on this, as the head is not being pulled into the inner shell, only into the cages bearing edge.....make sense? probably not...:)

Similar to the Peavy RP1000 concept...with more structural integrity and a shit-ton cooler! You should try a cast aluminum shell with this...or better yet, make it to where you can switch shell types out by only removing either the batter or snare head. Jody, I think you need to sell this sweet piece of work to the buyer of your largest walnut hoop order...hehe -Art

lexlord
08-04-2007, 10:54 AM
wow.....

instumentalist
08-04-2007, 11:37 PM
That's a very original concept. The wood looks beautiful. I wish you would post more in progress pictures - more in between, to show the the process.

Woody
08-05-2007, 01:26 PM
Fucking Canucks...

W.

EuphonicCustom
08-05-2007, 02:17 PM
Jody, will you have my babies?:D

Your best work to date, and that speaks volumes in my book!

stellardrum
08-05-2007, 02:20 PM
you keep the compliments coming I just may consider.:)

jgkooser
08-06-2007, 01:03 PM
This is a great concept and beautifully done so far! Fun to watch this one come together, I'm gonna go back to building cajons!

painter213
08-06-2007, 03:22 PM
Hey Jody!!!!!!!!!!!! Looking good man!!!!!!!!!!! I'm glad that I decided to NOT join in on the competion. I will be calling you soon Bro.

Be Good!!

Painter213

jgkooser
08-12-2007, 07:56 PM
Keep it up Jody! Be a damn shame if you can't finish that beautiful idea!

lexlord
08-12-2007, 09:05 PM
damn I do admire your work, always the best of the best, I have faith that you will come through and find a way to finish, I am going to do my best to make something out of my mess, but hell you could stop now and still get my vote!! From what I see truly a work of art...

miikka
08-12-2007, 09:10 PM
Dang it Jody... I really really hope you'll be able to finish one way or another. Your work is always inspiring!

Woody
08-12-2007, 09:51 PM
Bummer on the tool rest man. Please GOD finish that thing!

W.

EuphonicCustom
08-12-2007, 10:09 PM
Jody, is it possible to clamp the tool rest back in place temporarily, and drill and tap for some flat straps, and L brackets to keep it in place, to finish the drum? Welding won't work on cast iron, but I'm sure you know that.

Brace that bitch and cross the finish line!

stellardrum
08-12-2007, 11:29 PM
wow...what a supportive bunch! Even if I didn't get the hoops done I could have thrown some metal ones on....but that would just look goofy!

Anyways....as soon as this happened I did some brainstorming....and with the help of a small sanding drum for my drill press with a template bearing on it helped me get the outer diameter rounding finished up...I had enough of a spot rounded to get that done using the template guide.

Then the getting the inside rounded had me miffed for a while...and after some thought I decided to see if I could get my thickness sander to help....it is fairly small and is open on one end. I tried it and the outer body of the sander was hanging up on the hoop.....so I removed the front and back panels and it fit in there....yay! Then the hold down rollers were getting pushed up into the sanding drum....damn! After removing them it worked and I got the inside rounded out fairly close to where it should be....so I guess there is more than one way to skin a cat. I am relieved I got this worked out..but I am behind schedule now (so I guess that means life as normal!)

I know already there are things about the drum I wish I could go back and change. I made a bad choice of wood for the middle ply of the shell (I'll get pics up eventually here),,,I hope it matches up better than I think it will on the finished drum!

Again thanks for the support everyone...it seams that most everyone has run into their snags in this build. Hopefully it gives those who are customers of small durm companies some insight into why things often take longer than planned when doing custom work.

Kaos
08-13-2007, 06:59 AM
Jody that is going to look killer as always as far as customers waiting goes we're patient, we know, thats why we buy from a small company.

crankz1
08-13-2007, 09:05 AM
Yup ..... that is bad ass right there!
I'm sure you are your own worst critic Jody (we all are) .... but, that drum is nothing short of Stellar.
Can't wait to see the finished product.

-Ken


FWIW .... I've welded many a cast iron crankshafts in my days. It'll work.
Copper free wire and a mid-grade tri-mix shielding gas (co2, argon and helium).
Or some nickel rods with a stick welder.

Capt D
08-13-2007, 12:21 PM
Keep it up man! I REALLY can't wait to see this snare finished!! Best of luck with the home stretch and I know it'll turn out awesome :) Cheers! -Art

shane
08-13-2007, 06:43 PM
This is one fantastic drum. Get that tool rest fixed yet?

sedonadrums
08-13-2007, 11:12 PM
Jody, you are too much!

stellardrum
08-13-2007, 11:19 PM
Not yet Shane...I am going to get a new one, I wouldn't trust jury rigging the broken one. I am looking into a better and bigger lathe altogether also.

Rudy...that's what my girlfreind always says:p ....well, not really...:o

drummerboy93
08-14-2007, 09:24 PM
That is one of the nicest looking snare drums i have ever seen and it isnt even completed.

How did you cut away the parts next to the lug wholes on the outside shell. Drum Sander?

instumentalist
08-14-2007, 11:08 PM
That's beautiful work - real art.

E-Dog
08-15-2007, 10:03 PM
It has to be CG

Capt D
08-15-2007, 10:08 PM
H O L Y S H I T ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! I Want That Drum...!

Kaos
08-15-2007, 10:15 PM
That is the most beautiful drum I've ever seen. Simply Steller.

instumentalist
08-15-2007, 10:39 PM
That's some beautiful work. I can understand why you're tired. I was going to design my strainer in wood too. Maybe that's for next time. Actually, I did work out the ideas for my design in wood, before building the metal prototype. I think there are lots of possiblities there for peple who like wood. And apparently you are very gifted with it.

bigtaco
08-15-2007, 11:05 PM
unbelieveable. speechless.

stellardrum
08-15-2007, 11:15 PM
Thank you everyone! Trust me..this drum is far from perfect...so we shall label it a prototype. I am excited to play it and see if it sounds like poo or not...I don't even have the heads tensioned yet.

bilbo
08-15-2007, 11:33 PM
Sweet!

letusprey
08-16-2007, 12:43 AM
Amazing!!!!!!

bigtaco
08-16-2007, 12:55 AM
prototype?

shall there be more?

it seems as if you might be able to move such a beast as you have created.

jgkooser
08-16-2007, 06:43 AM
Great work Jody, truly a beautiful drum. Very happy to see it finished.

lexlord
08-16-2007, 08:02 AM
WOW, just, WOW:eek: :eek: :eek:

miikka
08-16-2007, 08:18 AM
Holy mother of God Jody for once I'm pretty much speechless! Unbelievable concept and execution that shows once again that if one can dream it, one can make it! You just need a skill level like Jody's which most of us will never achieve.

Well done!!!

drummerboy93
08-16-2007, 09:01 AM
that drum is incredible. easily one of the nicest snares i have ever seen.

hauk
08-16-2007, 11:42 AM
I don't think I can articulate my thoughts on your snare any better than all the other rave reviewers, so I'll just say "wow."

shane
08-16-2007, 12:32 PM
This is ridiculously amazing. How much does it weigh? Sound files?

FlyingDrums
08-16-2007, 07:51 PM
My wife likes yours best!

ANDY B
08-16-2007, 08:32 PM
Damn...That's a nice drum....

Allstar1
08-18-2007, 06:51 PM
Jody you have really outdone yourself with this one. A great display of design and craftsmanship. You won in my book before anyone voted.

Once the smoke clears it will be interesting to know how the drum sounds given its free floating design. Keep it up!

Robert