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I am a moderately skilled woodworking and have been a drummer in various bands for many years. I would like to try my hand at making my own drums but not sure how to go about putting a bearing edge on the shells. I need to chamfer the inside and outside edges to 45 degrees on shells ranging from 8" all the way to 26". Does any body know of a jig or design that I could use for this? I am afraid the using the bearing on a router bit would not be accurate enough to do by hand.
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post #2 of 2 Old 11-06-2012, 09:12 PM
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If it were me...not a drum maker

I would cut out a center support for the router to rest on in the various diameters and use a bottom bearing bit to ride the interior of the drum...assuming it's nice and smooth....
One large piece of plywood could be used if the diameters were 2 or 3" less than the previous ones, kinda like concentric circles.
It would need to be supported on the interior somehow with wood brackets and hot glue possibly. I donno? I'm not a drum maker...

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