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The making of a Dartmoor Gorse / Whin Bodhran Tipper Beater Drum Stick

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The making of a Dartmoor Gorse / Whin Bodhran Tipper Beater Drum Stick

Here at Tontojacks one of our favourite wood materials for our Irish Bodhran tippers is Dartmoor Gorse.  This is due to the beautiful markings of Gorse Bush wood. The first issue with gorse is finding a piece of wood long enough and straight enough from which to make a Tipper.  Gorse tends to grow in a very random twist and turn style with very few straight lines.  Once the gorse is found then you have the spikes to contend with which are prolific when trying to access the main stem or branch. Once cut the wood needs to be seasoned...

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