- One Rhinelander man's love for drumming started in 6th grade.
That passion led him to start making his own drums.
Northland Music Center owner Will Roffers recently started hand-building custom snare drums.
Some of the shells he works with are pre-made, but his "stave" shells are shaped and sanded.
He used to build and race stock cars, so he knew how to weld and mold, but drum making was a bit more challenging.
"Working with wood is tough for me. You cut something wrong and there's not putting it back together ," says Will.
Will eventually wants to hand-build snare drums to sell to the public.
In the meantime, he restores and customizes sets for customers.
|Story By: Natalie Cardona