The “Hank Drum” as Jackson nicely puts it, is a poor man’s version of the “Hang Drum” or just “Hang” as is the preferred name. You can find the material for this at your local dealer of propane and propane accessories, and after an afternoon of grinding and measuring, you can have a “Hank” of your own.
Although it’s fun to see it played, what really turned out great was a time-lapse video of us making the drum. Check out the video after the “read more” to see what was involved.
Buying an actual “Hang”
If you’re of the opinion that this is too much work, and that you would like a genuine hang, “buyahangdrum.info” has this to say:
“there is currently only one official route to buying a Hang drum directly from those who make them (PANArt). And that is to write a hand-written letter (request/application) to the following address.
PANArt Hangbau AG
And you’ll also have to part with around $2600! You can always go the ebay route and buy a used one for $7,000 to $10,000+ dollars, but if you have that kind of cash laying around I’m open to donations to keep this site running! I also make wooden trinkets and weird remote control boxes if you’re interested.
I’ve left out the “hairy details” of building this propane-drum for now, but will put more information on building your own in an upcoming post!