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    Cajon

    It's Art's fault...just so we're clear.

    I was off work today, so decided to have a little shop time and throw together a Cajon from some scrap baltic birch. The piece I used looks like it has worm tracks or spalting going on with it, so put all of that side of the board to the outside to see it.
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    Still need to round over the edges and I think I'm going to make the snare wires adjustable by mounting them on a dowel where they can be rotated for different tensions or out of the way completely, still playing with design on that part.
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    I also used a piece of luan plywood for the soundboard, will have to pickup some birch or another species the next time I'm across town.
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    Looks pretty sturdy. You can have a party on this one. How does she sound?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    Looks pretty sturdy. You can have a party on this one. How does she sound?
    A little better than the pots and pans I usually play in the kitchen.

    I honestly just threw it together. I need to do a little more research for when I replace the sound board to see if the screw holes and locations of screws make a difference. Also need to research the location of the snare and see if that makes much difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    I honestly just threw it together. I need to do a little more research for when I replace the sound board to see if the screw holes and locations of screws make a difference. Also need to research the location of the snare and see if that makes much difference.
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    I have seen posted some where that they make a top corner so it is loose or a small gap in it to get a different sound out of that spot. Keep us posted. I want to make a couple of those one of these days
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Caughron View Post
    I have seen posted some where that they make a top corner so it is loose or a small gap in it to get a different sound out of that spot. Keep us posted. I want to make a couple of those one of these days
    Yeah sounds like you just play with what you like sound wise. Some folks say they only put in one screw towards the top to get a little slap of the soundboard, like a rim shot.

    Found these guys to show off the sound of what one can do with a cajon pretty well...
    Darren

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    Cool! Looking forward to seeing the final version.
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    Re: Cajon

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Cool! Looking forward to seeing the final version.
    What is this "final" you speak of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    What is this "final" you speak of.
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