Drum Building Tutorials
MAKING HEADS FOR KATSUGI OKEDO
Okedo are rope drums, where the head is held onto the drum shell by an elaborate system of knotted ropework. Because the heads for these drums are not permanently nailed onto the drum body, they require stitching around the drum head ring. Below is a tutorial on how we made our okedo heads. This tutorial can be used for okedo of all different sizes.
MAKING A SHIMEDAIKO SUWARIDAI (SEATED WOODEN STAND)
This tutorial will assist you in making a simple homemade suwaridai that is easy to make but also sturdy and easily customizable to various drum sizes and playing angles.
MAKING A CHU-DAIKO ROLLING BOX STAND
This tutorial shows you how to make a basic rolling (tate) stand to fit your chu-daiko.