So You Want To Make A Steel Drum huh?

Posted on Saturday, August 25, 2007

I now understand that attempting to make your own steel drum is something of a challenge. According to the website panmakers in the Trinidad temper their drums by building a fire on the beach then plunging the red hot steel drum into the ocean - and that's just the beginning. Anyway, the site has a nice tutorial on an easier cousin called a Dudup which is made by hammering a slightly off-center line along a coffee can or an olive oil can. All I could find was a can of baby milk powder. I gave it a good hammering, but the results were little better than disappointing:


notty commenting on So You Want To Make A Steel Drum huh?:
Monday, August 2, 2010 at 23:39

You could have tried harder ! and got a 55 gallon oil drum and given it some welly. I'm having a go anyway...wish me luck

Minsky Delmonte commenting on So You Want To Make A Steel Drum huh?:
Friday, February 11, 2011 at 06:26

I've visited the Toucan's website on several occasions and I knew that they were not that misinformed to make a statement such as "Panmakers in Trinidad temper their drums by building a fire on the beach and then plunging the red hot steel drums into the ocean"......Thats a good one. Can't say that I've heard that one before.

Minsky Delmonte


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