How To Build a Cajon - Other Links
Written by Casey
Friday, August 14 2009 14:43
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- No article about musical instrument tinkering is complete without a link to the book Musical Instrument Design by Bart Hopkin. Offers all kinds of generalized information about materials, theory, ideas, etc. Though nothing in this book specifically changed the design shown here, it's a great resource, a great source of ideas (e.g. snare tensioning systems), and a must-have for home instrument DIY folks. EMI is also super-cool.
- tonecajon.com gallery - some beautiful cajon images, useful for ideas
- thomann.de is selling cajon building kits. From their website, it looks like they are available in many nations. Didn't see a US outlet -- perhaps high shipping costs would be incurred?
- A Dutch woodworker's directions on building (MS-Word files): English | Dutch
- Dale Stewart's cajon build page
- Collection of various forum messages on the subject - some general stuff, but also some measurements, specific instructions, etc.
- Older Germán Ocaña PDF (Español)
- Another older Germán Ocaña PDF: Español (PDF) | English (MS-Word)
- Picture of one non-expert person's design - see the links section for the "fancier shop" for more on this image
- "how to build a cajon" page - not so detailed, not maintained (from Google cache, lacks images)
- Trying to build a cajon - YouTube. Not super-informative, fairly redundant, and mostly about the frame, but maybe it will lead to something. A good reminder that one can use screws and glue in combination in lieu of clamps.
- Computer graphics - YouTube. Apparently from Germán Ocaña. Very similar to this design. Might help with the visualization.
- More computer graphics - YouTube. Tantalizing and short. No particular details given.
- Playful image of a person's impressions of how bass waves in their trapezoidal cajon might interact with a piezo pickup/soundboard combination inside.
- Cajon built in a much fancier shop than my basement by non-cajon-experts.
- cajondrumming.com - a young website similar in some ways to this one, but more wide-ranging.
- Cajon Fu - a VSTi plugin for digital audio
- Wikipedia page on the cajon
- Cajon Peruano - click on "Peruvian Cajon" on the right for some history of the cajon
- Plenty of cajon playing demonstrations on YouTube, and of course you can always Google for more cajon information. Lots of little discussions on woodworking and percussion sites about building them.
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