An experimental conga drum
After having been suitably harassed in the introductions, I think it's time I got on with asking the question that I came here for.
For some time now, I have been searching the web to see if I could find out whether or not it is possible to make a segmented conga drum. Thus far my searching has come up with a grand total of zilch.
I have found plenty of snare and toms made with segmented construction, but that's all.
So I tried forging ahead without the benefit of finding the mistakes that others have made, and decided that I would need to make my own silly mistakes.
The pic that I am somewhat embarrassedly (is that a real word?) posting, shows what I have glued up over the past several days. For the numerically inclined among you, there are 360 pieces of wood in that thing.
Now, there's no way that one could turn this on a lathe, as it would explode into a magnificent pile of firewood immediately, of that I am sure.
Ergo, we need some sort of jig to use with a router.
I'm all ears for your best suggestions.