Removing the braces and hoping the barril doesn't fall apart!
Serious shaving of the wood begins!
Creating the metal rim that will hold the "cuero" (drum skin)
And the metal bands for around the barrel
Good example for school children everywhere -- learning math is VERY important!!
Fine-grain sanding begins
And continues throughout the day!
Time to put on the bands!
Signing the first authentic Bomba drum built in Austin before...
Starting with the large drum we will build in southern style
Getting a headstart on tomorrow's work!!!
Fitting and installing the hardware on the smaller drum
We hold the banner high for Puerto Rico everyday!
Thank you in advance for your donation of any size!!