hello PFD, this thread will be dedicated to documenting the process of building my hand made kit from scratch.
This project was started in earnest by a gift of $580, raised by my good friend Matt and presented in the following video which I received Christmas morning (2014). Pretty awesome and I intend to engrave the names of each contributor (and my friend Happy who was forgotten from the list) on the inside of the snare shell. It was very uplifting to know that people cared enough to donate money to get me playing again.
So, that money went to buying a top-of-the-line Bosch router off craigslist and planks of raw hardwood.
The following will be progress reports whenever I feel I've made substantial gains or breakthroughs.
Thanks for checking it out and feel free to ask any questions.