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Re: Stretching Vellum

R Starr wrote:
> Reading your message made me wonder if drum makers use vellum and, if so,
> how do they stretch it.  This was brought about by your comment about
> "tight as a drum".
> R*

Yes indeed they do, R*.

In the olden days, they used to get a barrel of beer, place a sheet of
vellum over the top, and then push a big RING Over it...then they
emptied the barrel, just so as to get "tight as a drum".

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