The making of drums. See the separate entry for percussion instrument making.
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Drum making is having a bit of a resurgence, and are made in the UK by Henry Potter & Co. Drums Ltd. Cambridge Drum Company, Liberty Drums, and the British Drum Company.
Issues affecting the viability of the craft
Craftspeople currently known
Henry Potter & Co. Drums Ltd. – specialise in the manufacture of timpani, custom-built drums and maces, based in Aldershot, Hampshire
Cambridge Drum Company – based in Cottenham, Cambridgeshire
Liberty Drums – based in Shildon, County Durham
British Drum Company – based in Heaton Mersey, Stockport
Tiki Drums – based in Hove, East Sussex