Bear, Buffalo, Elk, Horse and Moose Drums and Rattles

Steven Kauder

I have retired after 20 insightful years of drum making. Click here to see drums from my personal collection.

Broken Buffalo Drum

After making 600 drums, I finally had a frame crack. I was making this drum for a client in the Middle East.

The drum head is attached to the frame with wooden pins. Drums like this look great and hold their tension very well with humidity changes.

But, the frame cracked along the grain where I placed the wooden pins. I can't sell this drum, but it still has a fabulous tone ... and it's now part of my own collection!

Side View
Broken Buffalo Drum Side View

Drum Head View
Broken Buffalo Drum Head View

Drum Handle View
Broken Buffalo Drum Handle View

Crack Inside-the-Frame View
Broken Buffalo Drum Crack Inside View

Crack Outside-the-Frame View
Broken Buffalo Drum Crack Outside View

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