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How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:12 pm

About how you repaired drums !
With pictures please !
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:26 pm

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The are up for sale . But i live in holland, so better for european buyers, i think
Interrested ? Pm me !

SOLD !!!

My Bauer conga sterted to crack under the brackets .
I bolted a washer on the hole ,scored around with a scraper .
Chiseled out the thickness of the washer .
Superglued the washer in there and sanded smooth .

Than filled up the inside of the bracket .
Leedy advised me to drill an extra hole !
witch would also distribute the tension better
It's a cast metal bracket so, for me , drilling was no option .

i filled up the open spaces with milliput so the pressure is better distributed .

From the inside i took the rubbers to protect the tub away .
The inside plates i hammered flat and they harden to .
The washer on the inside pushed the rubber in the tub by pressure .
That caused the cracks -i think-
I used big washers on the inside .
Three different diameters each a bit bigger than the former

The conga is fine now no cracks no more .
And still sounds great .
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:47 pm

My US32.50 Playa Azul conga's (made in 1967)
The quinto
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See the dent in the bearing edge ! there are two of these S@ckers
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The Conga
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Gleud the barrel on 6 places .4 Where from top to bottem.
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Made a half cirkle
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Making the other half of the circle . For extra strenght and more gleu surface.
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My totally wrecked playa azul conga .
Made from Walnut.
Put the skin on to try . It sounds great!!!!
Wanted to know if it was worth the work!
And if i was going to fix the quinto -witch is in an even worse state - up to!!
Witch i will now !!!

And the backing plates i've made to .
The only backing was the small washer !

The only thing left to do is to sand it down and put the original hoops back on .
Than its back in its original state, minus the stand holes witch i filled up .
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:05 pm

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My Sonoc Bata Bought for a bargain price .
The black paint was covering little of the surface .
I filled up all the bracket holes with old drumsticks .
These holes where all worn out and to big for there screws.
After lackering ïll drill them again

Sanded it down , scraped all fthe filler out .
Then filled the depressions up with supergleu .
Layer after layer of supergleu filled it slowely up.
The nice thing of this method is that the supergleu takes on the color of the wood underneath!

I like my drums in natural wood !

then fixed up the bearing edges .
They where verry crude,so i filled them up with mililput ,
then sanded them down to shape .
I am varnishing it now .
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby Hawker » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:21 pm

I envy a guy with your talents. Nice job.
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby Mike » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:37 pm

That Azul repair job of yours is awesome, really masterly done.
Would have been quite a challenge for many of us indeed.
Congrats, man, also on your other repair´n´resto jobs.
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:16 am

Thanx guys!!

Now i'm hoping for more people to show there handy work here !!
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby Mike » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:10 pm

My ultimately toughest repair job was regluing the staves
of my LP mahogany bongó which had completely fallen apart.
That was quite nerve-wrecking at first, but fortunately it turned out fine.
I used the good old rope technique, but I did not take a picture as I was too
-- absorbed, not to say gone mental :lol:
welcome to woodhenge.JPG

hembra mended.JPG

LP Bongó 1970s brought back to life.JPG
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:24 pm

Nice .And nice Bongo's !

How's your mental state :mrgreen: ?
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby Mike » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:19 pm

Much better now, thanks :D
And I did not need a shrink for my Gon Bops resto job either :lol:
There were some nasty cracks, but nothing that Titebond and woodfiller
could not manage to mend, and the additional epoxying of the outside shell
has added strength - no cracks have occurred ever since.
Tumba bearing edge + interior.JPG
Crack in Tumba.JPG
Bottow w many small cracks.JPG
Sanded Tumba with mended crack(s).JPG
Both drums epoxied.JPG

The effort was definitely worth it, I love those babies now :mrgreen:
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:44 pm

Nice job Mike

This epoxy is that also in clear ?

I want to put a thick layer of varnish over my Rauls.
Wat do you think ?

Would this epoxy be a good idear ?

This Ceder wood is no hard wood!
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby Mike » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:03 pm

skinslapper wrote:Nice job Mike

This epoxy is that also in clear ?

I want to put a thick layer of varnish over my Raouls.
Wat do you think ?

Would this epoxy be a good idear ?

This Ceder wood is no hard wood!

Yep, the epoxy I used is quite clear. If you snad it carefully before
finishing the surface with lacquer you have the option of matte or clear/brilliant varnish
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby skinslapper » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:06 pm

What means ; If you snad ....
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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby bongosnotbombs » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:37 pm

skinslapper wrote:What means ; If you snad ....

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Re: How did you fix it ???

Postby Mike » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:07 pm

Sorry about that typo.
Meant sand indeed of course.
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