How To Build A Snare Drum From Scratch

With the gluing done, we then seal the seams, which is one of the most important steps in wrapping. It’s a technique that every company does a little differently. We believe that when you seal a seam, you need to make it as strong and long lasting as possible, so we use a special chemical that melts the two ends of wrap together so that they never come apart.

We then trim the excess wrap with a little handheld router. This is a quick step in the process.

Now we cut the edges. Using two different router blades we cut the edges four different times to create an outer 45-degree cut and an inner counter-cut that marries the edge of the shell to the contour of the head. Our objective is to create an edge that efficiently transfers vibration from the head to the shell.

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