The drum itself is a naturally hollowed dead cypress knee which I rescued from theinevitable rot in obscurity. With determined elbow grease I removed the bad, and whatwas left is remarkable.Instead of stretchin’ a membrane across the openin’ I decided to keep it all naturaland beat directly on the wood usin’ the lag bones of a cow as drumsticks. The knuckleof the bone is covered with rawhide to help protect the wood. The sound is like this:
Sorry, I ain’t no drummer, but you get the idea.
The device which holds the suspendeddrum is designed to come apart and foldfor transport. The upright, and arm arefrom the same piece of driftwood cypress,and the feet and bottom brace are cedar.The pins are all hand hewn from oak, andattached usin’ hemp twine so they don’tget lost.The suspension from the arm allows fora great resonance sound of nature. Thereare different tones on different surfaces,and once learned could make a gooddrummer better.The stained hand prints are mine for show.
Note:I can deliver withina 50 mile radius ofDeBary, and the feewould be $40. Nodeliveries outsidethat distance.
Also, a cherry mallet is includedto make the pins go in easier.