Fisrt take a 3' x 3' section of black fiber glass screening material. I picked up a roll at Lowes for under $15. I then centered the ring on the screen. Note that the weld is at a 45 degree angle in the top right corner. That is important for later when we try to get our two plys at the right angle.
|The next step is to pull the
screen tight to the middle and sew around the ring. I used duct tape to
hold the screen taught. I used a polyester core thread with a needle
used for leather. That seems to work well. I ran a stitch around twice.
|Trim the excess screen and leave
about an inch.
|Place a second piece of screen
under the ring. This time with the weld straight up. This makes the two
plys sit 45 degrees from each other. Tighten the screen and lay down 2
more seams. I have tried sewing both layers at the same time and it was
a mess, so I don't recommend it.
|Trim the excess. I ran a small
bead of superglue around the seams to lock them down and then used
plasti-dip to paint a one inch wide strip on the front rim. This was
mostly to simulate the texture of a real Taiko and I don't know if it
added any to the stability of the head.