Computer Generated GobletThe design of this drum was based on what I learned from the hour-glassdesign. I needed to make the body tapered enough to reduce waste yetbig enough to produce some loud bass sounds. I also had problemskeeping the heads tuned on the old drum, so I figured a wayto mechanically tune the head.
I used some freeware CAD software to produce these 3-D drawings of thedrum body (what I will call the Goblet Drum from now on):
GOBLET DRUM BODY DESIGN
Here is what I would like the drum body to look like. The drum diametersand height are approximate values.
GOBLET DRUM DETAILED
Those extra rings on the goblet stem are for tuning the instrument. I planto run the drawstrings through holes in the first flange and tie them ontomachined eye hooks from the bottom flange. The drawing on the right showsthe design concept with a drum head attached.
GOBLET DRUM PLY
Here is an exploded 3-D view of the goblet rings. Yes, I plan to cut 18inch diameter rings out of wood composite and glue them all together! Ilike this drawing. It reminds me of Dali for some reason.
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