re-cutting a 1957 WFL's bearing edge
So I bought a 57 WFL kit for 400 bucks a while back. They're great shells, but I wonder if you guys can help me gain some knowledge on re-cutting vintage bearing edges. The drum that i want to re-cut in particular is the rack tom. I noticed it was really "dead" sounding. So then I looked at the edge on it again, and it's damn near a 90 degree angle from the outside to the top of the bearing edge. Slight curve. Then there is, of course, a reinforcement ring on the inside cut to a 45. Looks to me like a bad recut job because the edges are actually really smooth, but they're just not round. I'm thinking about re-cutting the edges myself (i work in a set shop in LA. my wood working skills are pretty good. and i've actually recut an edge before with a table router...not hard.)
Here are the questions:
1. Is this typical of a 1957 WFL to not have a round edge on the outside?
2. What is the ideal size router bit to use on a vintage shell? Does it vary by shell thickness?
3. Totally different project but, How do you cut a snare bed?