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I want to make my first drum and like the idea of stapling/tacking , but I have several questions:
1. What type of staples are used? Is it a staple gun for wood?
2. If you use tacks, do you predrill a hole? If you predrill, do you need to put a drop of glue in the hole? If you do not predrill a hole, does the tack just stay in place, or do you put a drop of glue behind it?
3. I bought the large goat skin from Bonnie, which arrived in a roll. Do I wet the goat skin first, unroll it, and let it dry flat so I can make my measurement marks, then rewet it when ready to use? Can the goat skin be re-wetted for use at a later date?
4. Can you paint the inside of the gourd drum, or will that affect the sound?
Thank you for all your help!
Sarah, thank you for responding. I have printed and studied Bonnie's tutorial, which led to the questions I asked. Just want to not make any mistakes. My main question is if I can soak the skin more than once. Would you happen to know? Thanks.