Making a cajon (part 2)

All of the parts were cut and using the strap clamp we dry fitted all of the pieces together to make sure the snare mechanism worked.

Today we glued and clamped the sides, bottom and top with the snare mechanism in place since it would be more difficult to do after it is all glued.


The felt bar at the top provides a place for the snare wires to rest when it is turned off.

When the arm on the side is slid up, it rotates the snare wire so it is resting on the face of the cajon. This can be adjusted for the desired sound.


The next stage will be a lot of sanding to round the top. Adding the front and back after cutting the sound hole in the back side. The final stage will be to stain and finish it.

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