Process

Woodworking

This side was created in order to share and show musicians and drummer how my drums are made and how is the final product.

                                                                                             

It was a fantastic feeling to hear the first sounds of the instrument. Many ideas are still waiting for implementation and I produce drums based on individual ideas.

CUSTOM DRUMS FROM BTOM ARE DIFFERENT

 

Thanks to the different type of wood used as material, the stave drums can sound differently. A drum can be made of different types of wood and the sound changes according to that.

The speciality of solid wood drum shell

The sound reaches its limits when the tuning of the plywood shell is finished. Then comes the change in the sound image of the solid wood drum. This makes the solid wood drums unique.

in the workshop

Comprasion of manufacturing technologies

THE PLYWOOD METHOD

The drums are made in high volume, therefore it is cheaper and faster. Usually the thickness is the same in the sets, whatever the diameter might be. During this process the wood is glued, pressed and bent, which modifies the natural sound of the wood.

In case of drums made by the traditional method, the glue between the layers „holds” the sound. Same thing happens to a glass if we put it into honey for instance.

THE STAVES AND SEGMENTED METHOD

The drums are made separately with a unique technique. This method is more labor-intensive and takes more time and effort. The technique is similar to the production of a wine barrel.

In case of the STAVES Block technique only the edges are glued and in case of the SEGMENTED techniques the edges and the lines are glued.
Less glue is used than in the plywood method. This makes an entirely different sound. 

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