DJEMBE-L FAQ V9c3 Ashiko Construction 09/20/08
From: S. W. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wednesday, December 09, 1998 12:21 PM
Dan Sterantino's DrumCalc : A nifty freeware tool for the building of staved Djembes and Ashikos (actually could be used to build any stave cylinder drum using equal values for top and bottom, I also use it to lay out my knot pattern for the harness on the rings as well) available by his kindness and generosity for distribution from "Signa Phi Nothing"
>I couldn't find the DrumCalc that was mentioned before on Primenet.com.
>Is there any way that someone who has it could send me the measurments
>for making an ashiko with a 9.25 inch head? I made one in the past but I
>lost all my information and a roommate dropped the drum, splitting it in
>three places the length of the staves, oops.
>Thank you very much,
Hey Seth -
I don't know about drumcalc, but I can tell you how to design your staves -
top diameter x pi / # of staves gives you the wide end of the stave
9.25 x 3.1416 = 29.1/18 = 1 5/8 inches
5 (I'm guessing) x 3.1416 = 15.7/18 = 7/8 inches
For 18 staves the bevel angle on your table saw will be 10 degrees
180/# of staves = table saw setting
Hope this helps