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Making Okedo Drum Heads, part 2

If you’re looking for part one, go backward here. STEP 4: Lace the Tensioning String Now it’s time to thread the string through the holes. Before tightening the strings it is a good idea to lubricate the ring so the head will slide over the hide as it is tensioned. This step isn’t usually necessary for okedo, but if the hides are […]

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Making Okedo Drum Heads, part 1

This tutorial will walk you through the process of making an okedo head, from determining the dimensions of your head to stretching it over the ring, sewing the double stitching, and punching holes for the rope. Keep in mind that you will need to make two heads, one for each side of your okedo, so you’ll repeat this whole process […]

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Making bachi

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Katsugi Okedo

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