Steaming and shaping
Steaming the drums takes many hours. The actual shaping and drying process can take months and overall production time varies according to outside weather.
In the photo below, drying drums soak up the rays in the northern California winter sunshine.
One style Peter has produced had an intense, high gloss. Getting this high gloss with hard finish takes lots of heat and energy.
Here Peter is using a torch to remove the bubbles from the epoxy sub-finish. The shine of the hard gloss is sparkling, while the beauty of the pepperwood grain shows through.
The dried epoxy lends itself to a more durable finish and an incredible shine.
SUPER TUMBA September 09
14 inches +/-
Special "Tribute Series" 2011-2014
See a finished drum below:
I am a one-man shop, and currently I am concentrating my efforts on this traditional method of drum building because there has been a large demand for this style.
SUPER TUMBA conga set
All drums are coated with a clear finish. The color of the wood naturally darkens with age so this will be an excellently matched set.
"Custom Orders" are very welcome:
One customer wanted hammered, 23K Gold plated hardware mounted on a quinto. The result was stunning.