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How It's Made

 

Home Of The Original Steel Tongue Drum



Made By Hand,
One Drum
At A Time


Beginning with rough, raw steel every Oscar drum is transformed by dedicated hands here in Ontario through a meticulous process to become this unique and cherished instrument of heirloom quality.
 
The Process (in short): Form the steel, precision cut it, weld, treat, grind (leaving no seams), tune, sand, paint the inside, dry, paint the outside, dry, sand the inside and the outside (silky smooth), paint with custom design, dry (yes, there is a lot of waiting for paint to dry, which is when we make the drum mallets and ring cushions), paint with clear protective finishing, dry, final tuning, and then the sticker of approval!
 
Once packaged in its carrying case, the Oscar Steel Drum is ready for eager eyes and ears.
The whole process can take up to two to three months, with every step being carefully double and triple checked along the way. It is for this very reason we guarantee the Oscar Steel Drum for life.

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