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  • #16
    zilflight & 1ordinary-guy:

    well hay guys,


    1ordinary-guy:I bought the pipe from Home Depot. I got it cheep because it was a pipe end. Just a scrap piece they had lying around. I only paid $30 dollers for it but if you were to get a piece cut for you it might be a bit more. But im not 100% sure of prices because im over here in e-town and it might be different.

    Zilflight: Dont worry abou the bearing edges in my mind they are easier to do then to talk about. All i used to make the bearing edge was take an angle grinder and a medium fine grinding disc. I held the grinder insdie the shell with the disc facing the outside at a 45 degree angle to the floor. I then moved the grinder around making sure its moving at the same path as the shape of the drum. If you need any pics, or further instructions just PM me.
    You listen to music with your ears, but you listen to good music with your soul.


    If funk was a brick....i would be a house! :D

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    • #17
      Yo broken ride maker....

      Hey,
      I keep checking @ Home Depot for some PVC in 6" diameter to make some octobon/quarter toms, but I can never even find piping in 6" diameter. And you found it in 14"! Does anyone know where I could get 6" PVC?

      I'd love to build some different drums with PVC and just experiment but I can never find PVC that's big enough.

      Hope someone knows of a place out there...


      -Drummer519

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      • #18
        Drummer519:

        Hay their, if you cant find some 6" pipe at home depot, then try a industrial pipe supply store. Thats whare a friend of mine found a piece of 22" that he will be making a bass drum out of. Hope this helps.
        You listen to music with your ears, but you listen to good music with your soul.


        If funk was a brick....i would be a house! :D

        My fuzzy kit

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        • #19
          Re: Yo broken ride maker....

          Originally posted by Drummer519
          Hey,
          I keep checking @ Home Depot for some PVC in 6" diameter to make some octobon/quarter toms, but I can never even find piping in 6" diameter. And you found it in 14"! Does anyone know where I could get 6" PVC?

          I'd love to build some different drums with PVC and just experiment but I can never find PVC that's big enough.

          Hope someone knows of a place out there...


          -Drummer519
          Hey. I know it has been a while, but, I just figured out a better way of finding greater diameters. I can get large diameters. I could probably build a kit. LOL. Well, I just looked in the yellow pages in my phone book at Sewer Contracters. Just choose one that looks like they would carry PVC.
          Phil

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Kay
            I Have a piece of PVC pipe that is 12" in the inside. I was try sand it down to 13" on the out side so the shell would have been like Half inch thick. But i eventually gave up. Trying to sand it down just made they out side surface all wavy and such if you know what i mean.
            Same here man. Sucks eh?
            Phil

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            • #21
              I dont know where yall live, but where I live farming is real big. so we have big irrigation companies that lay underground main pipe to route well lines away from a well. I can 15" and 18" pipe like crazy and they carry all the way to 24". and they will just give me the stuff cause its extra that they have cut off and are going to trash.

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              • #22
                I Have a piece of PVC pipe that is 12" in the inside. I was try sand it down to 13" on the out side so the shell would have been like Half inch thick. But i eventually gave up. Trying to sand it down just made they out side surface all wavy and such if you know what i mean.
                I don't know whether or not it would mechanically work, but I think a faceted drum would look pretty cool. Know what I mean?

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