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How to Make a Cajon Drum
By Ginny Morris
If you enjoy music and have some mechanical ability, a fun project that you might enjoy would be making a cajon drum. A cajon drum is box-shaped drum made out of a thin kind of plywood. A cajon drum is played by slapping at the front portion with your hands.
The main items you need in order to make a cajon drum are plywood, hardware, a decent saw and some good plans. If you search on the Internet, it is possible to come up with some plans for a cajon drum that include specific dimensions. This way you can ensure that your cajon drum turns out successfully and in the way that you want. If you have ever shopped for a cajon drum, you will know that they can be rather expensive, so you are going to save some money when you make a cajon drum yourself.
Once you obtain decent schematics for making a cajon drum, they will instruct you on how large or small to cut the pieces of plywood you are going to use. Make sure you cut these pieces exactly to the measurements specified by the schematics, or your cajon drum may not end up working properly, and you will end up wasting a lot of your time. Also, make sure you purchase the proper hardware advised by the schematics or instructions for your cajon drum.
When you have cut all of the pieces in the correct way and size, you are ready to put them together to make your cajon drum. Again, be very careful to follow exactly the procedure advised in any instructions you choose to follow. Your cajon drum may not end up performing as well as you would hope it to if you rush through or fail to follow the instructions exactly as described.
In the end, assuming you follow the measurements and specifications to the letter, you will have your very own cajon drum. Once it is built, you can research on the Internet or even find a local instructor to give you excellent lessons on playing your cajon drum to maximum effect. Making and owning a cajon drum can be a great way to express yourself artistically and entertain yourself and your friends and family. If you become talented enough at the cajon drum, you might even be able to make a little bit of money by performing it for people at arts festivals and events of that nature; everyone enjoys a good cajon drum performance.
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