Drum and Fife

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Zimmerman with the same tack design

This is a different drum than the "green drum" from my previous post. The tack design on this one is very similar to the pattern on the "green drum."






Monday, February 10, 2014

Restored drum

This was was converted into a "table" by its previous owner, painted green, and had all the original brass tacks pulled out. I stripped the green paint from the outside of the shell and added new hoops, rope, etc.




Friday, July 27, 2012

Color matching original ash shell



I think the original above may have never been issued. It looks like that is the original shipping crate. It's a good example as I'm shooting for the color of a brand new drum. The shell above has been stained but still needs to be varnished. After that I think I will have a pretty close match.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Saturday, October 29, 2011

tack design


tack design was copied from a Thomas Bringhurst drum