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How about making your own barrels?

Start by getting a wood dowel (or a broom stick, etc if correct size) the diameter you want and cut off the length you need squarely.  Use a tri square metal ruler with a center finder and mark the center of each end.  Drill a small pilot hole through the exact center of your piece.  Drill it out to fit a 2 inch long bolt at least 1/8 inch dia.  Place the bolt in the center of the the piece and add a washer and nut and tighten it down.  Mark up the piece where you want the slate hold down grooves to be to make it look like a barrel.  Also make a cardboard cut out to use a pattern of the groove you want.

Place the extra length of the bolt in your electric hand drill or drill press if you have one.  If a hand drill, figure out a way to hold the drill on a bench or in a vise wrapped in a towel.  Use knifes and/or small metal working files to be held against the drum piece in the running drill and carefully let the files remove extra wood to make the piece into a drum shape.  Use fine files and sand paper against the spinning barrel to finish its shape.

Charlie

OGR Publishing, Inc., 1310 Eastside Centre Ct, Suite 6, Mountain Home, AR 72653
330-757-3020

www.ogaugerr.com
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