August 2018 Update:
After a series of design changes, I no longer build the model which I created an instruction for, as seen in October 2017 update. New designs incorporate mixed material; I have no plans to release new instruction any time soon. As always, feel free to ask me any questions.
Better practice drum, better form, better foundation…
Better taiko playing!
DIY Taiko is created by Chung Wan Choi (Chung), who is frustrated with the limited access to practice instruments, which is essential to one’s taiko learning. Tire drums are easy to make and plays well for beta style (upright). However, they are bulky for storage and difficult to imitate the proper naname (slanted) angle and height. To solve these problems, Chung designs effective practice drums made of simple materials found in recycling centers and hardware stores.