Black walnut from old fallen tree

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  1. Tornado

    Tornado Very well Known Member

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    So I've got access to a big old black walnut tree that recently fell down. My dad wants to cut a fireplace mantle from it, but there's a lot of tree left after that. I'm told that the wood is quite dense, dark, and figured. It's a tree that grew on our land, so there is of course sentimental value to it as well.

    Naturally, I want to make at least a snare from from it.

    Anyone have any experience going from raw tree to finished drum? I think we need to get the process started fairly soon.

    Would you go stave or solid shell if you had the option?
     
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    Ptrick Well-Known Member

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    If you go stave, I’d go with Terry at Daville Drumworks.

    I’m not sure who out there is bending other people’s wood for one ply shells.
     
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    Thanks. I'll check him out.

    There should be enough wood to do an entire kit, but I doubt I'll drop the cash to do it... but it would be sweet. Maybe I can store enough wood to do it later.
     
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    Yep, 2nd on Terry... great guy & great builder
     

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