Shekere #2

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Shekere #2

Postby KidCuba » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:31 pm

A friend of mine had this gourd laying around. When I asked him about it, he said he had grown it a few years back - as he had become quite interested in growing different gourds. As it turns out, he gifted it to me and now I am working on a new shekere.

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Re: Shekere #2

Postby niallgregory » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:33 pm

Cool shaped gourd man ! Let us know how you get on .
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Re: Shekere #2

Postby slinginit » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:11 pm

That's a very nice gourd.
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Re: Shekere #2

Postby KidCuba » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:00 pm

I wish it sat upright, but it doesn't. Haven't gotten around to stringing it yet, just finished cleaning it out, adding poly to the inner cavity, and putting adding danish oil to the outside.
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Re: Shekere #2

Postby KidCuba » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:42 pm

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Slow, but steady progress. Still have a lot to learn, but it is coming out a lot better than the first one.
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Re: Shekere #2

Postby bongosnotbombs » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:43 am

That is a tricky and demanding beading pattern you are attempting. Good luck. I hope it comes out looking and sounding great.
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Re: Shekere #2

Postby KidCuba » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:38 am

Thanks Bongosnotbombs, it is cumbersome, but I like it...
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Re: Shekere #2

Postby slinginit » Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:25 pm

Well done! I also like the gourd - very nice stain. :)
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Re: Shekere #2

Postby KidCuba » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:31 pm

Still working on it, it was stained with Tung Oil - a few coats.

Getting close to the bottom, and starting to think about the final ring - that seems like the most difficult part to me.

Thanks for the feed back.
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Re: Shekere #2

Postby KidCuba » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:44 pm

Done.

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Still have to work on my knotting abilities, but its getting better...
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Re: Shekere #2

Postby slinginit » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:17 am

Definitely looking good!! Keep it up!! :D
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Re: Shekere #2

Postby Derbeno » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:01 am

Looking good.

For the litmus test..what's the sound like?
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Re: Shekere #2

Postby KidCuba » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:35 am

Sounds okay. Not too loud and produces a solid bass tone.

I got to work on my technique, that was the purpose of me making one. Started practicing hold the beat to a few orisha songs.
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Re: Shekere #2

Postby ABAKUA » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:42 am

Nice work!
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Re: Shekere #2

Postby JohnnyConga » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:37 pm

I don't know what kind of string your using but the BEST is 'waxed fishing line" 35 pound weight...this will not break or shred...and I have chekeres that i made over 30 years ago and the string is still holding up after all these years..beading is a bit tricky but so is the knotting...I can make a chekere now in about 4 hours...and an Agbe(large gourd) takes me about 4 days...also the weight of the beads on the "skirt"/gourd is also important of course, the more beads the heavier the sound, the less beads the lighter the sound...have fun!...
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