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In this instructable you will learn how to make a shakuhachi, an end blown flute! * (with out the coupling, it's not needed)
materials you will need are:
 21 1/2" piece of 1" sch 40 PVC pipe
a coping saw
a unibit and drill
an xacto knife
tape measure
steel square
100 and 220 sand paper
optional:
spray paint
angle measuring device

Here is a link to a video of how it sounds. Keep in mind that I used a picture camera to shoot the video so the one you make will sound richer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ90ipNFKE0
P.S. I had to use a link the embeding thingy didn't work for me.

Step 1: step 1

make a 2 marks about 1 1/8" wide as indicated by the red arrows and 9/16" in as indicated by the black arrow.
Then draw an ellipise connecting them and cut the section out with the saw.
 

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Make plz a video tutorial how to play it.... <br>k3ll3x@gmail.com
<p>There are many tutorials on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+to+play+a+shakuhachi</p>
How does it make sound without a reed?
<p>It's sort of like a whistle or a recorder, which don't need reeds.</p>
Made it! Now I just kinda suck at playing it. Can I blunt the edge slightly to make it easier to play?<br>
Blunting the edge makes it more difficult to find sound.
<p>I'm not sure what is meant by sharp and blunt the edge</p>
It works! I just made one out of some 3/4&quot; pipe I had around and I can play it. I did nearly pass out though. Too much huff is needed. I also think I made the back angle too steep. I'll have another go with some thicker pipe another time. <br> <br>I believe to be a real Zen Shakuhachi player I will have to stand outside with a basket on my head and play it. Maybe when I have practiced a bit.
I will make one as soon as possible! I have always wanted one of these, but I never had any bamboo. I never even thought of PVC!
Made it!
I very much enjoyed the no-nonsense approach of your project. Well done.<br><br>Skyfinity first introduced me (for which gratitude) to the shakuhashi. I made his transverse bamboo flute while I was working in Morocco and had time on my hands. Now I am on a project in Sudan with time and a piece of pvc pipe. I found an incredible wealth of information on the following site: http://www.navaching.com/ <br><br>One remark. The statement you make concerning the necessity of a sharp edge is incorrect. An airstream blown against any edge, sharp or blunt, creates turbulence. A small part of this turbulence is amplified and channeled through the tube, creating harmonics or the sound you want to hear. The shakuhashi with a blunt edge is more forgiving to play for a beginner and a sharp edge lends itself to more pitch bending.
I very much enjoyed the no-nonsense approach of your project. Well done.<br><br>Skyfinity first introduced me (for which gratitude) to the shakuhashi. I made his transverse bamboo flute while I was working in Morocco and had time on my hands. Now I am on a project in Sudan with time and a piece of pvc pipe. I found an incredible wealth of information on the following site: http://www.navaching.com/ <br><br>One remark. The statement you make concerning the necessity of a sharp edge is incorrect. An airstream blown against any edge, sharp or blunt, creates turbulence. A small part of this turbulence is amplified and channeled through the tube, creating harmonics or the sound you want to hear. The shakuhashi with a blunt edge is more forgiving to play for a beginner and a sharp edge lends itself to more pitch bending.
I rated your project. Very nice one.
Thanks NaturalCrafter. If you liked this one you might like my ocarina instructables as well. :)
I bet your right..My brother used to have something called a &quot;Potato pipe&quot;. I really was intrigued by it. Never have seen one since.
Very nice instructable! I made a <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-4-easy-Bamboo-Flutes-for-free/">bamboo one of these babies</a> a few years ago, and it's nice to see that someone provided an instuctable for a PVC alternative! Great Job!<br>
its called a recorder
Ummmm, no. It's called a shakuhachi. A recorder is a different instrument with different size, construction and more holes. <br>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakuhachi
okay sorry :) <br>
:O So gonna make this :D<br>Thanks for sharing! I'm literally grinning with the awesomeness! :)
Very interesting! I would love to see a video of how this sounds. Thanks!
ask and ye shall receive! Thank you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ90ipNFKE0 <br>

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