Big work on a old GB.

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Big work on a old GB.

Postby congalou » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:49 am

A sad shell arrived on my workshop.. in 3 pieces. Pain to reglue it, I have put pieces of acacia wood, as you can see. After a lot of glue, I have refiber it. Some photos.
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Re: Big work on a old GB.

Postby congalou » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:52 am

Fiberglass and epoxy resin.
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Re: Big work on a old GB.

Postby congalou » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:53 am

Now, I have to sand it and varnish, I think that the result will be cool !!
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Re: Big work on a old GB.

Postby CongaTick » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:47 pm

Every project you show us here keeps re-confirming your love of the drum and your craftsmanship.
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Re: Big work on a old GB.

Postby torpedo tom » Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:54 pm

Conga Tick, check your email and PM.
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Re: Big work on a old GB.

Postby RitmoBoricua » Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:36 pm

You the man Congalou. You are bringing that Gon Bops back to life and you even doing it the
old school GB way with layer of fiberglass on the outer-shell. Is it me or those GB staves are
really thick....Can't wait too see the finished product. Take care!
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Re: Big work on a old GB.

Postby Omelenko1 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:43 pm

Congalou, "U D Man".!!!!!!!
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Re: Big work on a old GB.

Postby KING CONGA » Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:37 pm

Omelenko1 wrote:Congalou, "U D Man".!!!!!!!

Absolutely!!
I too cant wait to see the finished product

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Re: Big work on a old GB.

Postby congalou » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:49 am

Thanks guys !!

Ritmo : No, it's the normal GB thickness, maybe the photo.

Do someone know what kind of resin GB put originally on theses drums ? I think it's polyester, but I'm not shure.

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Re: Big work on a old GB.

Postby congalou » Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:49 am

Big sanding, a layer of resin without fiberglass outside, big layer of fiberglass and époxy inside at the bottom and at the hardware place : SOLID !
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Re: Big work on a old GB.

Postby congalou » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:41 pm

Here is the result with the first layer of varnish, it's cool !!

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Re: Big work on a old GB.

Postby KING CONGA » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:06 pm

That drum be looking gooooooood.
Man congalou what a great talent you have, you always do a great job :D
Cheers.
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Re: Big work on a old GB.

Postby Derbeno » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:28 pm

Amazing!
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Re: Big work on a old GB.

Postby congalou » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:21 am

Here it is finish. One of the biggest work I have done on a conga. I have learn new stuff.

Cheers !

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Re: Big work on a old GB.

Postby Mike » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:27 am

Amazing, awesome, ach, I am lacking the words.
Wondrous resurrection of a beautiful conga, that´s for sure! :)
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