If you plan on building drums for any length of time, I would highly suggest taking some time to learn about the drums history. The history of drums date as far back to 6000 B.C. so If I were you I would get cracking! Here is some suggested reading for you to find out more: Drum History Books
To be able to learn from some of the great drum companies of our time is something that will put your drum company ahead of the competition!