How to Make a Saxophone Swab

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Introduction: How to Make a Saxophone Swab

 Before we start lets gather the following materials:
    Old T-shirt
    Scissors
    Pen
    Book
    Lanyard
    Ring of a key chain

Step 1: One

1) Place the old T-shirt on a flat surface (smooth out the wrinkles). Then place the book on top of the old T-shirt and trace the book with a pen.

Step 2: Two

2) Use the scissors to cut along the outlined area.

Step 3: Three

3) Set the scraps remaining from the old T-shirt aside (you won't be using them). Fold the square shaped fabric in half and cut two slits parallel to each other in the center.

Step 4: Four

4) Take the Lanyard and cut the end (the part that's merged together) off.

Step 5: Five

5) Cut a square at one end of the Lanyard.

Step 6: Six

6) Put the ring of the key chain on the end of the lanyard with the square cut.

Step 7: Seven

7) Weave the Lanyard through the parallel slits.

Step 8: Eight

8) Tie a knot at the end of the lanyard closest to the old T-shirt.

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    this doesn't make a very god swab. you need a weight at the end to get the pull end to come out the bell. plus those jagged edges are going to catch on stuff. you need to hem the edges to prevent that. also you need one hell of a knot so it won't pull through the hole and get your rag stuck.

    Plus you save some cash, rather than going out and buying one.

    .  Reed, brass, and other musical instruments that you blow into, collect spit. The swab helps clean out the spit.

    Thanks for your explanation. Now I undestand.