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, Aldershot, Hampshire. Specialists in the manufacture of timpani, custom-built drums and maces.
Cambridge Drum Company, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire
Liberty Drums, Shildon, County Durham
British Drum Company, Reddish, Stockport
Tiki Drums, Hove, East Sussex
There are 30+ UK makers listed on the Worldwide Drum Luthier directory