Conversation Between Jptrickster and vintagedrumarts

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  1. Hey jp, may I ask a question? If I'm not mistaken you in the building profession. And you know a thing or two about drums.

    I've finally acquired all the things I need to drill my 8x12 and install the mount directly to the shell. (its tricky to acquire basic tools and things here on Beijing). The drum is a thin, maple shell with a not so super high quality lacquer finish. My question is, should I drill inside-out or outside-in. I worry that the cheap finish is gonna chip.

    My instinct says to drill outside-in, and the key is to use a sharp blade, a good starting hole and very high speed. Of these, I think the high speed is the most important.

    Do you agree? Big thanks for your time and expertise!
    -- Brett
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