The Blog

Just a quick update. I don’t build any more. I hardly have any time any more. Reading this site makes me want to start again, but I don’t think I can afford it or have the time to be able to re-learn everything. I would probably have to read my blog again to be able to do it.

I was going to delete the blog, as I seem to get a huge amount of spam comments from it, however it seems like there are a fair few visitors to the blog so I will leave it up. I can still try to answer questions if you have any, and if I can remember what I did. But honestly I would say that the best place to look for advice and have questions answered is through ghostnote.




Just a quick update

Ok, so it has been dead on here. I have just finished my degree so the last few months have been hectic. But I’m keen to get back into the swing of things. I have some sweet hardware I can’t wait to use and heaps if veneer to make shells so I will hopefully keep this updated with everything I do.

The Tunnel

OK, so not a post about drums at all. But here is an awesome concept for movie distribution. It’s called the “135K project” to sum this idea up simply the creators use this.

1 FRAME= $1 135,000 FRAMES = 90 MINUTES, 90 MINUTES = 1 FILM

Once the film is complete and the frames is sold the film will be distributed via torrents. The best aspect of this is that an indie film would almost have no hope of having world-wide distribution so this idea gets it out there.

Buy your frames for the film, it’s a great idea and hopefully the film will turn out pretty decent too.

From the producers;

The Internet was meant to be a tool to connect us. It was meant to break down borders and liberate. Now we have an entire generation who are being labelled criminals for using that tool. But perhaps rather than wasting millions of dollars fighting a losing battle against internet piracy, we should try and find a way to embrace the possibilities that this new world brings…

That’s the thought that inspired this project. We believe that if we stop fighting  the peer to peer networks, they could become the biggest revolution we have ever seen in the way we share entertainment and information.

After spending years being frustrated by what we saw as the movie industry’s  short-sighted and conventional outlook towards the online community, we decided it was time to try something different – The 135K Project was born.

We figured that movie posters and collectable frames from movies are being sold every day, so what if we could raise the money to make “The Tunnel” by selling every individual frame of it? We would be able to make a movie unencumbered by a studio’s need for box office. We could do what we got into the industry to do in the first place. Tell stories we like and get them out there so people could enjoy them.

What’s the key to doing that? You.

If you like the look of “The Tunnel” or the idea behind The 135K Project – buy a frame or two, blog about it, follow us on twitter, seed and embed the finished film when it’s released. Whatever you can do. It will all help and show the world there might just be another way. Who knows where that might lead?
visit the website here

14×6 10ply blackbutt

This just came hot out the mould, about 6 weeks ago. Been real busy so updates on the blog are small. all she needs is to be cut down, finished and drilled. Thinking of a natural finish – high gloss (still need to finish the shell from VC from christmas)

This is a 14×6 (well will be once cut down) 10ply all blackbutt, It probably has the best seams I have done on any drum to date.

The Wood Whisperer

Hey, I thought I would just give this link out. Its to The Wood Whisperer, great general wood working blog – got some good tips and tutorials (ranging from tool selection to finishing. Everything you need to know)


The Hoops

Ok, So here are the hoops that I have from Metro Drums (check them out, their work is amazing ) Most of these Pictures are of them unfinished however they have been wet sanded (with tung oil) to 1200 grit, and are looking smooth and good. When they are done I will take some more pictures and Show the final product. They are a Blackbutt and Jarrah Hybrid hoop

A quick update

SO it has been pretty slow on here – I have hardly done anything.

made a few 6ply shells – still working on one for teh DF building contest even though it is finished (plan on getting it done eventually) it needs 1 re-ring, a sanding, a bit of a clean up and a nice finish. I have some hoops from Metro Drums – seriously want to buy a kit from him however dont really have the spare cash.

I might even update soon with some pictures of what I am currently doing at uni

either way here are some pics to see what happens when the shells dont do what I want.

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