Color change of steel. Most handpans I have seen and built have been cooked between 480-800 F in order to relax the internal tensions of the steel.

Color change of steel. Most handpans I have seen and built have been cooked between 480-800 F in order to relax the internal tensions of the steel.

basic tuning areas of note membrane. There is MUCH more to the story than this!

basic tuning areas of note membrane. There is MUCH more to the story than this!

Basic sinking demo by Jan Borren, a talented builder in Holland.

Basic sinking demo by Jan Borren, a talented builder in Holland.

44 metric tons required to press a 4 layer dimple and C#3 tone field in the center of a Saraz handpan. After pressing a note, the interstitial still needs a LOT of pneumatic hammering to achieve the ideal shape.

44 metric tons required to press a 4 layer dimple and C#3 tone field in the center of a Saraz handpan. After pressing a note, the interstitial still needs a LOT of pneumatic hammering to achieve the ideal shape.

Doing it the old way: Making my way to Store Bay in Tobago, I saw these two guys making pans. I got my camera and they allowed me to film them. Afterwards I offered to buy them a ...

Doing it the old way: Making my way to Store Bay in Tobago, I saw these two guys making pans. I got my camera and they allowed me to film them. Afterwards I offered to buy them a ...

There are a couple facebook groups concerning handpan building.   The biggest and oldest I am familiar with is called "exchange of knowledge handpan".   There is also "handpan building explorations".   "Jimmy's House of Hammers" has tools by Jimmy James, one of the creators of Aciel.

There are a couple facebook groups concerning handpan building. The biggest and oldest I am familiar with is called "exchange of knowledge handpan". There is also "handpan building explorations". "Jimmy's House of Hammers" has tools by Jimmy James, one of the creators of Aciel.

60 minute step by step 'how to' VIDEO "How To Make Your Own Steel Drum" (#V1010) Hosted by David Beery Owner of Smarty Pans This unprecedented 60 minute 'how...

60 minute step by step 'how to' VIDEO "How To Make Your Own Steel Drum" (#V1010) Hosted by David Beery Owner of Smarty Pans This unprecedented 60 minute 'how...

An early video of Manny from Zen Handpan sinking a shell by hand. Me making a shell nov 2012 - YouTube

An early video of Manny from Zen Handpan sinking a shell by hand. Me making a shell nov 2012 - YouTube

Old Panart diagram on steelpan tuning.

Old Panart diagram on steelpan tuning.

Well worth watching for insight on the bridge between steel pans and handpans. Panart Hang Official Documentary - YouTube

Well worth watching for insight on the bridge between steel pans and handpans. Panart Hang Official Documentary - YouTube

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