Congas in ACACIA wood ?

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Re: Congas in ACACIA wood ?

Postby KING CONGA » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:08 pm

Mike wrote:
blavonski wrote:Honestly, Blavonski, I would say that Congalou has already made a bunch of beautiful congas
and I think he knows his stuff quite well. How many congas have you already made by the way?
Besides, as you could read in the first post, the wood has dried for 20 (!) years - there should not
be much of a problem with it I presume as it has dried thoroughly, so the remaining moisture
content should be within an acceptable range.

I second that FOR SURE! :mrgreen:
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Re: Congas in ACACIA wood ?

Postby congalou » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:18 pm

No problemo Gentlemens, It was just an instructive comment, and Blavonsky's right, old wood can make problems sometimes.

Peace and Rumba !!!

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Re: Congas in ACACIA wood ?

Postby congalou » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:55 pm

Work in progress...

Here it is with around 1mm thick resin and fiberglass, logo inside. Sound already super heavy !!!!

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Re: Congas in ACACIA wood ?

Postby joaozinho » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:38 am

Just...
....beautiful!
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Re: Congas in ACACIA wood ?

Postby congalou » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:37 am

Skin in the bath and plates "sand finish"
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Re: Congas in ACACIA wood ?

Postby OLSONGO » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:43 pm

Congalou..on the bolts holding the plates , personally i would of have used bolts or screws that counter sink into the plate for a sliker clean look.

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Re: Congas in ACACIA wood ?

Postby congalou » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:59 pm

You're right OLsongo ! I'm not 100% satisfy with this bolts, It do the job well (with rust, it's same color with the rims) but I'm actually searching other bolts. Maybe something round, or into the plate, as you said..

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Re: Congas in ACACIA wood ?

Postby vinnieL » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:23 pm

Congalou I want to congratulate you once again for your enthusiasm and outstanding work. Your drums are looking beautiful. I believe you are going to develope quite the following in Europe.
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Re: Congas in ACACIA wood ?

Postby congalou » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:25 pm

Hi VinnieL ! I hope so !! Thank you.

I just mount this F....ng Bull skin. In fact, it's super thick !!!

Coming soon !!!!!
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Re: Congas in ACACIA wood ?

Postby Mike » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:27 pm

Gosh, that is a beefy mofo of a skin! :lol:
Glad you made it 8)
I am sure the drum will sound great with it.
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Re: Congas in ACACIA wood ?

Postby burke » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:53 pm

I will never complain about how hard putting on 'thick' skin is again :lol:

Wowzzers!
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Re: Congas in ACACIA wood ?

Postby dende » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:42 am

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Re: Congas in ACACIA wood ?

Postby vinnieL » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:12 am

um I don't know what to say about that skin it is sper thick! let us know how tha skin sounds when it dries and thins out a little. Keep up the good work
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Re: Congas in ACACIA wood ?

Postby Gallichio » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:56 am

Congalou,

That is the thickest head I have ever seen. Please tell us more about it. I dig thick skins. Your project is looking great!
All the Best!
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Re: Congas in ACACIA wood ?

Postby congalou » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:18 pm

TIGER SKIN !!!! Looks pretty nice !

It's drying.... it's long.....

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