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2. Het opspannen van het slagvel

Clamping the Taurom is an important part. Perhaps the most important part. A lot of energy has gone into previous phases: the drum, the tarpaulin and preparing the props. Placing the tarpaulin is the start of the final phase. To arrive at a full-fledged instrument, the beating skin must have the necessary tension to exploit all its potential.

For tensioning the batter sheet, we recommend following the instructions very consistently. If necessary, ask for help from your collaborator or your teacher!

An attachment was developed specifically for this part: the tensioner. A wooden rod, made from wood waste, of approx. 8 cm fitted with a handle. When tightening the truss rope, this simple device provides the necessary support. At the top is a notch where the rope end can be inserted. Provide a simple knot at the end of the rope.

When tensioning the striking sheet, you can now provide the necessary force.


1. Before we start the next part, it is best to check that the sheet is positioned nicely in the middle of the tube. Ready? Then we have come to the important -probably the most important step- in the whole process. Clamping!

2. We go to our starting point. So the rope end we tied a knot in. You now go to the outside of the tube and follow the rope down to the first aluminium tube. You follow further up and about halfway up you pull the rope so that the first section is tightly tensioned and sheet comes up slightly.

3. Follow the rope upwards while trying to maintain tension. The next downward section towards aluminium tube 2 you pull back tight.

4. Follow the rope down to aluminium tube 2 and back up. Pull again here: as in step 1.

5. Repeat this for the next aluminium tube. So a total of 6 more times. It’s a matter of continuing this in a consistent manner. You notice that it really pays off. Gradually the sheet comes up.

6. Follow the rope upwards while trying to maintain tension. The next downward section towards aluminium tube 2 you pull back tight.

7. When you reach the end point, you notice that the rope excess has become remarkably longer. A sign that you are doing well. We take another second round. A matter of going on briskly for a while.

8. So we repeat from the beginning!

9. At the end of the second round, you notice that the rope excess is getting longer and longer. A sign that things are really moving in the right direction.

10. Now it is time to take care of the polyester wire. This is very functional: ensures that the sheet never tears through and provides a connection of the striking sheet around the PVC pipe. Take your pliers and pull on one end of the tube. You will notice that the striking sheet fits more tightly. You do the same for the other end. Here is the same result.

11. After tightening the polyester cords, it is time to…. yes, we will tighten the nylon cords a third time. Yes, there is nothing else to do!

12. The excess rope should be enough to go to the remaining hole in the PVC pipe.

13. We pull firmly one last time.

14. We take both rope ends and tighten them firmly

15. Finally, make firm knot and cut the rope ends.

16. We take the scissors and cut the two polyester threads on both sides.

17. It is a matter of cutting as short as possible against the drumhead.

18. Pull the tarpaulin over the (sharp) ends of the polyester thread.

19. The Taurom is tensioned. On to the next phase.