Jan. 17th, 2010

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For Christmas this year Celadon asked for a dumbek. I used to make quite a few of these, but haven't for years. The heads are a pain to put on. All of the heads I apply are glued on with a water based glue, stretched down in a strange little structure, held with turnbuckles and dried over a couple of days. I used to string the heads on with rawhide, but really that had no structural purpose, just for looks. So this one is just held together with glue, no cord and will be just as sturdy. I had one for about 6 years with just glue until someone talked me into selling it to them.
I am compelled to say the sound on this is great, very warm, deep tone.

It is about 14" tall and 12" wide at the head.


I'm going to make her a bag to carry it in. I just barely finished it in time for Christmas, so I didn't get to the bag.

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