Completed Tama

Completed that project to make eight wooden tama bobbins. I'll probably never put these into mass production for sale, since they're such a pain I'd have to charge just as much as everybody else does for them, like $5 each.

Eight 1.7 ounce Tama

The orange dots on the ends are the wood filler I used to seal up the hole with the steel weight in it. Wow, is that ugly. A friend suggested using old copper pennies as weght instead of steel, if I make more. That's a good idea because I'll be able to use 3/4" poplar dowel to plug the holes insetad of filler.

As with everything else, this project isn't really done until I use it.

Tama in Use

2009.04.24 at 11:30am EDT