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Old 01-08-2013, 03:43 PM
Shawn M Shawn M is offline
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good idea on the dowel.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:03 AM
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Spent some time today on the 12. Cut and sanded away all of the excess on the patch and the plugs. I am ready for an over all sand, and then ready to do bearing edge work. I should be able to bring the shell into true with very little depth loss. If I had just cut away the damaged area, I am sure I would have lost aprox 1/2" and would have wanted to do the other side to match. This looks like It will come out well. I will post pictures of the shell after sanding, and trueing.
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:58 PM
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keep at it man you're doing a great job so far.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:56 PM
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A few trips to the router table today, and I have the bearing edges in true, and cut. Inside 45 with a nice roundover outside to keep it vintage style. Here are a few pictures of the 12 repair area, and a couple shots of the 15 edges at the snare bed areas. Beds are completely gone, and all of the edges are sharp and true. I put lugs on the 12 and played it a bit. It had good sustain, but the snare stand I used choked it out. I am planning to use a suspension mount, so it shouldn't be an issue. I am glad to be done with the technical work, now on to the fun work. Making them look good!!
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:14 PM
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Excellent fix on the bearing edge!! Great idea and cleaned up nicely! Great job.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:13 PM
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excellent work!
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:49 PM
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Default Re: A WFL Project Begins.

Looks great!

I also thought a 45 inner and round-over outer would be a cool semi-retro way to go with bearing edges.

I am fortunate to not need to do edge work on any of my drums, but if I get another project, you never know!
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:16 AM
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Well, I guess I lied on the technical work being over. Here are a couple pictures of the suspension mount that I am building for the 12 and 15. I have been wanting to make something like this for quite some time. It keeps me from having to drill any extra holes in the drum. I will be cleaning it up a bunch, and it will be much nicer looking in the end. But the functionality is there, and you can see where I am going with it. I built a press plate at work so I can recreate the sharp bends relatively easily in case I want to build more!! I plan to space it out just enough to keep it from rubbing the shell.
I also put up a picture of the nickel lugs before and after a machine polish on my buffing wheel. They come out like a nice smokey chrome look, Very Cool!
The last pic is of the brand new keystone ludwig floor tom leg mounts that I will be using to hold the old school bass drum legs. The keystone mount is much stronger than the old ludwig mounts, and man they are neat!
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:19 PM
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Default Re: A WFL Project Begins.

Cool stuff, man. Those edges look nice.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:31 PM
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Impressive! how will you finish the mount? Chrome, Nickel plating, or just buffing to a polish? Is it steel or al.? One of the drum co.s are going to see this and copy it...
Thanks For the comments Slingalud.. The steel brackets are cut ground and cleaned up already. I have painted them red, and am planning to put red sparkle covering on them to match the drums. I like my mounts, but I don't want them to be a huge distraction from the overall drum. I kind of want them to blend in a bit.
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