Home Made Cajons anyone?

Posted: July 11, 2011 10:57 PM

nesbite71

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I’ve built a few Cajons over the past few years with pretty good results.  Has anyone else attempted this?  They are fairly easy to make with a table saw and a Saturday afternoon.

I was also wondering if anyone has any experience with more exotic woods for Cajons?  I’ve used maple and cedar in the past but am thinking about trying something new for my next one.

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Posted: August 10, 2011 02:22 AM

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No experience with anything tools that can cut off a finger or worse! I admire those who can create and refurbish instruments. That said, have you checked the Congaplace forum? They have some info about DIY cajons.

GJS

Posted: August 13, 2011 04:31 PM

nesbite71

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Haha yes, keeping fingers intact is important for us drummers!  I haven’t checked out that forum!  I’ll be sure to take a look!  Thanks!

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Posted: October 19, 2011 10:41 AM

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Greetings to all the brother. In Cuba when I was growing up they were playing Guaguanco in the house were I was born every Sunday,  and they were using, beer/ cases, furniture shelves, etc, which I started using too, until I started playing drum set and playing real tumbadoras, after that. Gerry Zaragemca

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Posted: April 02, 2013 05:21 AM

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You can also now make your own cajon from a kit.

Sela Cajons have recently released the CaSela Professional Snare Cajon. Which is a professional quality cajon which is screwed together quickly and easily. This makes for a pro sounding drum at a lower price.

You can find out more info here: http://www.pauljenningsmusic.com/casela-professional-snare-cajon-satin-nut/

I also put this video together demonstrating the assembly: http://youtu.be/8cBjiLmFCJg

All the best,

Paul.

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Posted: April 06, 2013 12:45 PM

Medium Size Dog

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Throughout the history of the existence of cajons and things like them, they have been a very basic box. Even with the explosion in popularity most cajons are still not much more sophisticated than something you can build with a table saw and a Saturday afternoon. It seems only logical that innovation, craftsmanship and artistry should be applied to the cajon to make it a more versatile instrument. Somewhere there is a mad scientist of cajon making who is trying to put as many noises as they can into one box. I don’t wanna get too precious here but I am a drummer/woodworker who builds cajons that combine fine woodworking with a sensitivity and versatility several steps beyond the cajons you know. Please check out the youtube channel mediumsizedog and let me know what you think. If this sounds like a commercial pitch not appropriate for this forum category I’m sorry and please let me know. Thanks, Medium Size Dog.

Posted: April 09, 2013 07:50 AM

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Hello Medium Size Dog,

I checked out your cajons on YouTube and they sound very nice and look great. Nice job.

I also looked at your wooden frame drums. They look really cool.

All the best.

Paul
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Posted: April 15, 2013 12:56 AM

Kaushik10199

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Sorry! I haven’t made cajons.

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