Hand Drum Kits

We have been making drums for 30 years.  Safe to say….we know how to make a good drum.  We also know how to make a very good drum kit.  We also believe that everyone can make their own drum with our help. All the tricky part of drum making we take care of in the making of the kit.  Our instructions are very detailed and with our youtube videos we have helped thousands of people make great drums.  We have a 99.9999% success rate.  Do you want to run your own workshop?  We can help make it happen.

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  • White Tail Deer Rawhide

    120$ Canadian

    This Raw hide is wild White Tail Deer. (we always select hides with no inconvenient bullet holes) Rawhide is used to make Hand Drums and Rattles. Raw hide is not leather….it has not been tanned….The process of creating rawhide involves removing the hair and thats it!! When soaked in water overnight it will become soft (like skin) and then when stretched over a drum and dried the skin becomes hard and sings. These are quite large hides and will make at least 3 and as many as 5 drums (depending upon the size of drum frame).

  • Deer Hide – Hand Drum Kit

    60$ Canadian165$ Canadian

    We offer an 8″ & 11″ Kids hand drum kit.  As well as our 12″, 14″ and 16″ hand drum kits

    Our kits include an amazing instruction manual, a rawhide circle with holes punched (large enough to wrap all the way over to the back of the drum), rawhide lacing long enough to pull the drum and weave a handle, one of our steamed white ash hoops, and a drum stick kit.  Our kits come with very detailed instructions and a video to help you make your drum.  We are confident that anyone can make a hand drum with the assistance of our instructions.

  • Moose Hide Hand Drum Kit

    Moose Hide – Native Hand Drum Kit

    160$ Canadian250$ Canadian

    We are thrilled to introduce Moose Hide Hand Drum Kits to our collection.  Now, these drum kits come with a warning: They are NOT intended for beginners.

    Each kit includes a moose rawhide circle which is big enough to wrap all the way over the side of the back of the drum, holes punched, extra strong lacing to handle the strength of moose with enough to weave a handle, an over built white ash hoop AND a drum stick kit.

  • Deer Rawhide Lacing

    25$ Canadian

    Hand cut deer rawhide lacing.  This length of lacing is long enough to pull a 16″ hand drum with a great handle on the back.

    (approximately 28 feet of lacing)

  • Hand Drum Hoops

    30$ Canadian55$ Canadian

    Our drums are VERY unusual in that we make our own hoops.  These days most (virtually ALL) drum makers are using plywood maple frames made overseas or mitred multi pieced wood frames that are 8 to 12 sided.

    We order white ash lumber in large dimension, and then cut it into lats of different sizes (for different hoops) and steam and bend by hand.  We glue the connection with a water proof glue and then sand/router all edges. Our hoops are 98% round.  Ash is a very strong wood so our hoops will not move or bend over time no matter what kind of hide is pulled over them.

  • Tribal eGift Cards

    50$ Canadian500$ Canadian

    Introducing Tribal Spirit eGift Cards.  Cuz you asked for it and we listen!!   Offer your loved ones the Tribal choice.  SO the way this works…is that you select the amount you wish to offer and in the ORDER NOTES please include your loved one’s name and address.  We will mail them one of our Holiday Cards with a note from you with the amount of the egift card.  Once your loved one receives the card they can email us or phone us and we will honour your gift.  And we will take very good care of them!!  SO please don’t forget to include their name and address.

  • Rattle Kit (DIY)

    35$ Canadian45$ Canadian

    Everything is included, so that a great time is had by all. We are offering a Deer, Moose or Buffalo Rattle Kit. Each kit comes with a carefully selected piece of rawhide (shape traced out to be cut), glovers needles, sinew, maple wood handle and wool to stuff and shape the rattle.  We also include material (pebbles, copper pellets, glass beads etc) to give you options for creating different sounds. Our kit includes very clear instructions to make your workshop a huge success. 

    (Finished rattle not included – lol)

  • Rawhide Kit for BIG DRUMS

    500$ Canadian1,640$ Canadian

    Need to repair or create a new powwow drum?  We will cut 2 rounds and enough wide lacing and then ship it out to you!  Full rawhides are ENORMOUS, basically unshippable!  So we have offered for many many years a “KIT”.  You give us the diameter of your drum and we cut 2 rounds and lacing, dry it, and ship it out.  Simple, right?  Drilling of holes is an option.

    Frame not included (Sorry, we don’t sell our frames separately).

  • Hand Drum Bag Kit

    45$ Canadian160$ Canadian
    For workshops or as a ‘do it yourself’ project.  Everything included (with detailed instructions) to make your own moose leather drum bag.
    Our new Drum Bag Kits are designed for a workshop.  We have included very clear instructions, sinew, glovers needle, small piece of thick moose to make a thimble and all the leather cut to size and appropriate shape.  We have also included instructions so that people can personalize their bags with either fringe or left as a ‘live edge’.
    Available in Gold, Cedarwood, Espresso Brown, Walnut Brown
    Do you have a colour preference?  Let us know in the comment section as you check out.