Granted this isn't Djembe related per se and gluing heads down is one
method of drum construction used with goblet style drums that
resemble Djembes and other WA drums so I feel to answer your query
here on list.
Most any glue you can get to stick will work. However, to make these
drums easier to rehead what is often used is the old school "hide
...because it is very forgiving and easy to repair. Other more modern
glues are difficult to remove and frequently require complete removal
of the old before bringing in the new.
If you use an almost tight hose clamp to hold the wet skin in place while the glue sets you likely can get a reasonably taut application by pulling/pushing the skin flap that hangs out from both sides at the same time e.g. 12 o'clock - 6 o'clock then 3 o'clock - 9 o'clock and so on and then tightening the clamp to hold it there till the glue has fully hardened.
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--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "~gabite~" <gabite@...> wrote:
> Does anyone have knowledge on this drum. Kundu Hourglass handle
skunned one end type drum.
> I have a new guinea hand drum that i have been given to skin.
> I was wondering if anyone could suggest a glue that could be used.
> or the method used to attach the skin.
> If there was a ring it was taken by customs when they took the skin
off, but mostly i haven't seen rings on a lot of these drums.
> Also does anyone know how tight the skin would need to be on this
type of drum.
> seeing it is not a djembe related post could you send replies to my
> thanking you