Eye of Nu – Custom Maple Djembe

I’m really excited about my newest order.? I’m doing a custom maple djembe with accents in bloodwood and the bands logo laser engraved and filled with a crushed stone inlay to match the bloodwood color.

Here is the approved form that I designed up to show the customer what his djembe will look like.

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I’m going to get started on the shell this week and have some updates with photos and posts about the process.? I love custom orders like this and testing my skills as a woodworker and also a drum builder. Building a djembe as traditional as possible but using modern machinery and techniques is quite the task. I try and respect the tradition with every djembe I build and opt for the authentic djembe sound.

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