I'm very careful in choosing materials for heads. Originally I chose the finest cowhide but I have switched to bullhide because the thickness and density greatly enhance the quality of the sound as well as the playability of the drum. These drums produce an organic sound not found in fiberglass drums with composition heads.
Drum Shaping and Bending:
Peter bends the wood staves, as well as the metal, and makes all the fittings and hardware in his shop. He prefers a simple, clean look that doesn't detract from the beauty of the wood and design.
Shaping and smoothing:
Stack of box cajons, and other drums in process:
Some of the 2010 series:
The Beginnings of Tribute Series Drums, 2012
This picture shows the beginning of reshaping the staves from a wine barrel into a drum..
All hardware is made by me:
The photos below show part of the process of making a rim..