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Old 07-31-2021, 03:43 PM
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Default Eugene Geisler/ Slingerland snare drum: replica tension screw parts

Hello,

A mate has one of the extremely rare (and beautiful) Eugene Geisler/ Slingerland snare drums with Aluminium shell. As only one of the tension screws (and it's counter part for the hoop) was missing and apparently impossible to find a spare part, I offered to make one replica in fancywork.

I will report the progress here to encourage others doing the same, in order to save similar unique drums and transfer them back to complete and playable condition.

1st photo:
This is the snare drum with the missing tension screw and 'nut' part at the bottom hoop.

2nd photo:
Original parts on the left and the raw material (a former counterweight from a cymbal boom arm and a tension part of a German drum used in playgroups) on the right side. From both I will carve out the replica parts.

3rd photo:
First steps: the original screw has (I assume) 3/16" BSW thread. But I have only metric possibilities, so M5 was the next possible thread size for me, which I have cut out from the tension part, and I also cut out a slice of the boomweight, foreseen for the 'nut'.

Next steps will follow next week.

Ralf
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Old 08-06-2021, 03:22 PM
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Default Re: Eugene Geisler/ Slingerland snare drum: replica tension screw parts

Hello again,

Next steps done this week.

1st photo:
Started with the hexagonal head of the tension screw, then lowered the diameter of the 5 mm washer (they usually have a much bigger outer diameter).
Draw the outer shape of the 'nut' onto the metal piece, out of which I was going to make the 'nut' and drilled a 4.2 mm hole into it. Finally added the 5 mm thread to it.

2nd photo, of today:
Tension screw: ready.
I then roughly sawed out the outer shape of the 'nut' and started rasping off material at the top side.

Final works will be done after the weekend.

Ralf
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Old 08-07-2021, 08:04 AM
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Default Re: Eugene Geisler/ Slingerland snare drum: replica tension screw parts

I have tried this. My results leave me to certainly appreciate what you're doing. Very nice work!
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Old 08-08-2021, 04:25 PM
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Default Re: Eugene Geisler/ Slingerland snare drum: replica tension screw parts

Great work Ralf...
Proves that so many things are possible..

Cheers
John
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Old 08-09-2021, 04:07 AM
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Default Re: Eugene Geisler/ Slingerland snare drum: replica tension screw parts

Hi there,

Thanks for your comments, appreciated!
Finally, I've settled the project. Attached: The last photo showing the parts from different angles.

Cheers,
Ralf
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Old 08-09-2021, 09:50 AM
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Fantastic. Ausgezeichnet. Sehr gut arbeiten.
Just trying mit mein Deutsch.
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Old 08-11-2021, 10:56 AM
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Default Re: Eugene Geisler/ Slingerland snare drum: replica tension screw parts

Danke, Green Glass Drum!

To settle the story:
Attached please find a photo with the added 'new' lug and screw (marked). The owner is more than happy to have a complete EG snare drum again.

Cheers,
Ralf
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Old 08-13-2021, 02:36 PM
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Default Re: Eugene Geisler/ Slingerland snare drum: replica tension screw parts

Really well done. Nice narrative of what and why you did what you did.
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