Cajon Drum

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Here at Vectric we all love to make stuff, so we thought we would share our inspiration, designs and the CNC process with our community by sharing the projects we make.

Each project comes with its own video for you to watch that tells the story of what we’re making from start to finish. Including technical software footage, machining the parts in the Labs, finishing the projects and we’ll even throw a few tips in based on our experiences.

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Happy Making!

Tim Sway is no stranger to those that have been following Vectric and our free "In the Labs" CNC projects! We are so happy to have Tim guest appearing in this, March 2021's, YouTube Live event!

This is Tim’s take on a wearable Cajon (drum) that he makes using upcycled materials and an interesting connector component he cuts on his CNC.  The connector is made using a manual 3-sided indexing method that he outlines in the video. This unique yet simple component is something we feel will be useful in more ways than Tim ever originally intended! Even if you’re not interested in making instruments this is one you won't want to miss!

There is so much to share and learn in the video that accompanies this project. Tim’s lessons learned along the way, fixturing of a 3-sided indexed part and ideas on how you might use his connector to create all sorts of different projects.

We want to thank Tim for taking part in this project, if you’re interested in learning more about Tim and his upcycling adventures not subscribe to his YouTube channel -

We all hope you are still making stuff and having fun, but most importantly keeping safe!


Which Vectric software do I need to be able to open the free project files?

Versions 10.5+ of the software

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