I have hand made one drum. I carved it from a live poplar tree. When finished it stood 16" tall with a drum head greater than 10", but not much. I hand sanded it inside and out after I burned the center out. I hand carved some animals in the side like a wolf and a brown bear.
I am wondering is there a way I can do this on a lathe?
- Can I turn a log if it has been hollowed out?
- What tools will I need? (besides a good lathe)
- Can this drum be put on a lathe to clean the inside?
I also have a new project that is also poplar that is 10" high with a 10.5" base. Base wall is about 1.5" thick with the head walls being .25" thick/1.00" tall they widen out to base thickness.
- Could a lathe be used to thin the out side walls?
- How would this be done?
- I previously used fire and chisel to clean out the center.
Trees don't ever grow straight or round so I my not always be "DEAD CENTER" but I feel I get close. That's why one side of the drum wall is a little thicker then the rest.
- This is my concern: can I turn drums on a lathe even if it is not true center?
I enjoy drilling the first fire hole and burning my drum hollow but I want a faster and cleaner outside.