[Music plays]

Entering an animated train a robot is making stuff as a T.V. screen shows an assembly line. The robot searches through a trunk, throws out items, then leaves the train, and passes by a "Making Stuff" sign with his circular robot sidekick.

A lively theme song says MAKE, MAKE, MAKING STUFF,
MAKING STUFF.
MAKE, MAKE, MAKING STUFF,
MAKING STUFF.
MAKING STUFF, MAKING
STUFF TO PLAY WITH.
MAKING STUFF,
MAKING STUFF TO EAT.
MAKING STUFF,
LET'S ALL GO TOGETHER 'CAUSE
MAKING STUFF,
THERE ARE NEW FRIENDS TO MEET.
SO COME WHERE NOT
MANY GET TO GO,
AS WIZ AND GEARS,
START THE SHOW!
MAKE, MAKE, MAKING STUFF
MAKING STUFF!

Gears and Wiz move through a walkway with cardboard.

Gears says I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE
HOW DRUMS ARE MADE, WIZ !

Wiz says DRUMS ARE COOL.
PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS TELLING
ME I SHOULD PLAY DRUMS,
'CAUSE I'VE GOT THESE
BIG DRUMMER ARMS, RIGHT?
SO WHAT DO WE HAVE HERE,
WIZ?

Wiz says THIS IS THE WOOD.

Gears says WOOD FOR THE DRUMS?
BUT IT'S SO THIN!
AND LOOK AT ALL THESE DESIGNS.
ARE THEY MAKING DRUMS
OR COFFEE TABLES?
LET'S LOOK AROUND.
WHAT'S THIS GUY DOING?

Wiz says CUTTING WOOD.

They watch as a man cuts thin pieces of wood with a saw cutter.

Gears says YEAH BUT HE'S GOT ALL THIS
SUPER THIN WOOD PILED UP.
WHY NOT JUST USE BIG
THICK PIECES INSTEAD?
THE WOOD NEEDS TO
BE STRONG, MAN!

Then glue is added through a roll on machine and several circular pieces of wood are added to one another making a drum.

Wiz says ADDING GLUE TO WOOD.

Gears says GLUE?
SO HE'S MAKING
THE WOOD STICKY?
THEN HE MUST WANT TO STICK
SOME PIECES OF WOOD TOGETHER.
THAT WOULD AT LEAST MAKE
THE WOOD STRONGER...
I STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND
WHY HE USES THIS THIN,
FLIMSY WOOD THOUGH.
OH,
LOOK WIZ !
THE WOOD IS THIN SO YOU
CAN BEND IT INTO A CIRCLE!
AND NOW HE'S ADDING THE PIECE
OF WOOD WITH THE GLUE ON IT
SO THEY CAN STICK TOGETHER.
I GET IT NOW!
AND ANOTHER PIECE!
THAT SHOULD
MAKE IT STRONG.
WHAT DO YOU CALL THIS MACHINE?

Wiz says IT'S A SHELL PRESS.
LOOK IT'S CLOSING.
I GET IT.
IT'S PRESSING DOWN
ON THE DRUM SHELL.
AND IT'S HOT SO IT MAKES
THE WOOD AND THE
GLUE STICK TOGETHER.
THEN IT'S GONNA HOLD IT THERE
FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES
UNTIL IT'S GOOD AND STRONG,
LIKE THESE DRUMS HERE.
THEN BAM!
FRESH BAKED DRUM SHELL!
STRAIGHT FROM THE OVEN.
SAND THE TOP AND THE BOTTOM
TO MAKE IT NICE AND SMOOTH,
PROBABLY GETS RID OF
ANY LEFTOVER GLUE TOO.

Wiz emerges from within a drum shell.

Wiz says THESE SHELLS ARE PERFECT!
I THINK I HEAR THE OCEAN.

Gears says HEY WIZ,
WHAT'S THAT GUY DOING?
Wiz shows an animation of a person hitting the drum creating sound.

Wiz says BEVELING THE WOOD.
GEARS SAYS BEVELING?

Wiz says MAKING THE EDGE
THINNER AT THE TOP.

Gears says OH, YEAH!
I GET IT!
THAT'S WHERE THE DRUM
SKIN IS GOING TO SIT.
IF IT'S TOO THICK, THE SKIN
WON'T MAKE A NICE SOUND
WHEN YOU HIT IT.
BUT IF YOU BEVEL THE EDGE,
IT'LL MAKE THE
WOOD A LOT THINNER,
SO THE SKIN WILL REALLY
GROOVE WHEN YOU HIT IT,
AND MAKE A BETTER SOUND!
WOW, LOOK AT WHAT
THIS GUY IS DOING.

Wiz says Shiny.

A man varnishes and then colours the drum set.

Gears says HE'S COATING IT
WITH VARNISH.
GIVES IT A
NICE FINISH.
REALLY BRINGS
OUT THE WOOD.
I GUESS YOU CAN MAKE
DRUMS ANY COLOUR YOU WANT!

Wiz says I LIKE RED.

A woman uses a sander to smooth the drum set.

Gears says YEAH I KINDA
GUESSED THAT.
THE DRUM SHELLS
COME HERE TO DRY.
NOW SHE'S GOING TO SAND
IT TO MAKE IT SMOOTHER.
THEY'RE GOING TO PAINT IT AND
SAND IT OVER AND OVER
TO MAKE IT SMOOTH AND SHINY.
LOOK WIZ !
I BET THAT GIVES THE
DRUMS A SPARKLY FINISH.
ISN'T IT COOL THAT YOU CAN
CUSTOMIZE YOUR DRUMS
ANY WAY YOU WANT?

Wiz says Sparkly.

Gears says NOW SHE'S GIVING
IT A NICE POLISH.
LOOK AT THAT SHINE!
OH! THAT IS SOME
SERIOUS BLING, WIZ !
OH NO,
WHAT'S HAPPENING?
THAT EVIL PIPE MACHINE
IS DESTROYING THE DRUMS!
IT'S DRILLING IT
FULL OF HOLES!
WE HAVE TO STOP IT
BEFORE IT DESTROYS
ALL THE DRUMS
IN THE BUILDING.
WAIT A MINUTE.
THERE'S SOMETHING
ELSE GOING ON HERE.

Wiz says HOLES ARE FOR
ATTACHING METAL PARTS.

A woman seals the drum closed.

Gears says OH...YEAH...
I KNEW THAT.
HEHEH.
D'UH.
THE METAL FRAME WILL
HOLD THE SKIN TIGHT.
THIS DRUM IS REALLY
GOING TO POP!
PUT IN THE SCREWS...
BOY IT TAKES A LOT OF
PARTS TO MAKE A DRUM!
I THINK THIS IS THE
BOTTOM OF THE DRUM.
HEY WIZ,
WHAT'S THAT THING?

The metal cord is placed on the drum and then a man tests the sound of the drum by tapping it.

Wiz says It's the snare.

Gears says RIGHT... LISTEN!
THE METAL CORD WILL GIVE
IT THAT CRUNCHY SOUND.
BUT NOT YET...
THIS GUY NEEDS TO TUNE IT
TO MAKE SURE
IT SOUNDS JUST RIGHT.
NICE!
THERE'S THAT SNARE SOUND!
TIME TO PLAY THIS BAD BOY!

OH YEAH!
UH, UH!
AWESOME.
OH, I WAS TOTALLY
FEELING THAT.
OKAY!
BIG FINISH!
YEAH!

Gears play on his guitar and Wiz blows on a harmonica as they watch a guy play the drums.

Copyright 2010, Making Stuff Productions.