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Discussion in 'Vintage Venue' started by K.O., Dec 26, 2018.
Keep at this and you'll have another career on your hands!
Nice job KO! And good for you on taking care of the wife!
Yes, looks like a job well done and I like the look of those grommets you created.
KO...very nice and good technique...nothing like turning some wasted orphans into a great players kit, especially Slingys IMO. They'll look like they just left Niles and sound even better with some age on those shells. Bonus, their chrome always cleans up nice and was top notch. Nothing not to like!
I love what you're doing with these rescue mutts.
Can't wait to see the next shells as you complete em!
Almost looks like Champagne in this picture...nice job!
Hey Kevin I have one more question for you. Do you order the wrap an inch or to wider than the drum and then trim it off after it's wrapped?
Normally I've ordered full sheets and then cut it oversized a bit myself. This time I had Precision pre cut the wrap for me. They cut it about half to three quarters inch oversized which worked out perfectly for me at a bit lower cost. I cut off the excess then file what's left into the edge.
Superb workmanship Kev
I am impressed with the grommets.
The sanding of the wrap is a great idea, I used to do that when I worked with laminates.
What is the size of the tubing you use for the grommets?
Kevin, you did a super duper job on that tom. Great work!!!
There is another type of 7/16ths aluminum tubing from the same company. It has a thicker wall. I tried that first but it was too stiff and cracked when I tried to flare it. This stuff works perfectly. I also get brass tubing at the hardware store from the same supplier for Ludwig 60s style grommets. Same size for those.
Great job with the shells and choice of wrap. I have a 1967 Slingerland kit in silver sparkle and a 1970 kit in original Sparkling Purple Pearl. As cool as the purple crushed glass glitter is, the silver sparkle always looks best under lights! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your kit!
Forgot to mention that your a good husband taking care of your wife!
Yeah, but she's impeding my progress on the other two drums. I don't like to start something like that if there's a chance I'll be interrupted, and since she's home bound and needing help with something every few minutes I'm loathe to start on either drum. Oh well, no hurry, it's not like I have a gig at the end of the week I need them for.