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Make a cajon drum with adjustable snare

Make a cajon drum with adjustable snare

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  1. Amir Soofy

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    You would better use curly maple for tapa

  2. Eric Smith

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Made my first years ago out of plywood. To anyone wanting to do this, go with a hardwood before plywood. The sound difference is day and night. Not saying plywood sounds bad, it's just The layers absorb the sound and a solid hardwood resonates 100% better.

  3. Sandeep Dasgupta

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Lovely video I highly appreciate the way U taught. Thanks again.

  4. Abraham Reyes

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    When did you record this? 1999?

  5. Black Bird film media Saidpur.

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    set how to drum

  6. Beemerboy324

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Looks like somebody watched a lot of Norm Abrams's videos. Nice job, though. Well done.

  7. MaximusPayne

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    You've got biiiiig "cojones", my friend!

  8. MGN 33

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    What color stain did you use for the sides of the box Steve? Thank you

  9. Alcides Santtos

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Amigón, ¿cuál es la distancia que la estera necesita quedarse de la tapa?

  10. Miguel Angel

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    El cajón es netamente peruano, luego paso a ser usado por los flamencos, en Perú fue inventado o creado por los trabajadores , esclavos, que se las ingeniaba para expresar sus emociones mediante la música, al igual que el charando, se les prohibía usar guitarras, y crearon el charando.
    El cajón es usado para la música criolla o afro(negra)
    Otra cosa que ahora los Españoles se lo quieran atribuir como instrumento suyo.

  11. LordPadriac

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    The only criticism I would have is that these drums shouldn't be built from plywood. You'll get sound sure but the glue layers eat the resonance as does the alternating layers of cross grain. Straight grained hardwood on the body, face and back will give a much richer sound.

  12. hillbournesian

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    looks like a wood duck house

  13. JuryDutySummons

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Matthias Wandel just made one of these on his channel too! Your video was the next recommended video – like, for some reason, youtube things I want to see a bunch of different people build a cajon. 😀

  14. Mike D. Author

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Hi Steve, Just wanted to tell you that, after watching numerous other cajon build videos, I watched your how-to video and I've now built five cajons according to your method with the on/off snare feature. Your method of building the adjustable snare is the most simple and effective way of doing this. All my newly built cajons sound great.

  15. Cerne

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    You and me are very alike Steve!…You see something you like and you've just got to go and make one!…Great vids mate!…Keep 'em coming!…

  16. TheLanceHarmon

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Ok I can't brain right now and I'm trying to figure this out. How does the 12"x12" square fit perfectly on the top and bottom when you basically elongated the width of the back piece by 3/4" when you joined the two side pieces?

  17. Andrew Teller

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    I'm getting a meinl diy kit, might install a snare switch like this

  18. wbwillie

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    nice trommelkasten Steve

  19. Remaking Vintage

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    They say that, a king of Castile, I don't remember which name and number now, ordered to kingdom's innkeepers to cover, "tapar", put a "tapa", put food on top of beer mugs served to his soldiers, so that they can remain sober. Greetings.

  20. The Mad Hacker

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    it seems that he really has a lot of cajones to do a project like this 😉

  21. BaoLong Nguyen

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Hi Steve. I am a beginner and I absolutely love all of your videos. I will try to make this cajon and see how it turns out. I do have one question for you (and anyone who happens to read this post). What is the best process to apply clear coats on plywood that will yield a high-gloss surface. I have tried to sand the plywood with 400-grit sandpaper, and apply 3-4 clear coat (high gloss) with about 2 hours between coats but the final result was still not smooth and glossy (I can feel it with my hand). Thank you in advance!

  22. James Kowalkowski

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Really great instructional and end product! Can't understand all the (as of now) 100 haters? Im sub'ing 🙂

  23. Anne Vanders

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Thank you Steve, I am inspired and will have a go at making One soon. Thanks for your generosity in putting this up. Allan

  24. Ming Wu

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Use Maple not plywood . plywood is cheap but the sound won't sound a good

  25. Simon Kalasgoowd

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    what kind you plywood you used???

  26. Pierluigi Murillo

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    incomplete

  27. STEVEN CRAFTMAN TV

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    hehe pangit ang mag coment dito

  28. STEVEN CRAFTMAN TV

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    its work

  29. David Hefner

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    3/4" ply is too heavy. Use 1/2" for top bottom and sides. Use 1/4" for the back and 1/8" for the front. Use cleats all around on the inside for strength. The screws on the front should be brass flat heads so they will be flush.

  30. Joseph Gargano

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    any plans on the website for this? I didn't see it on there

  31. Oscar Castro

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    the Cajón from peru. actually the cajón means big box

  32. AngelBrokenWing MedicineFlower

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Awesome !

  33. Austin Lahr

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    is the plywood that you used oak?

  34. John-Erik Karlsson

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    If you want to connect to an amplifier, You can install a loudspeaker inside the box that will work as a microphone.

  35. Sem Lopez

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    nice shop

  36. Hirobian

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Nice video, however I am glad that you no longer have that high pitched screeching in the background in your newer videos. My poor ears. ^^;

  37. Marcelo Francisco

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Alguém viu um rato passando aos 06:13 ?

  38. twoflattires

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    What stain did you use? I like the color.

  39. luis alberto

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    por favor. puede enviarme las medidas (pleasse plans)

  40. Talentless Potato

    October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Is that his son playing the cajon?

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