Finally finished exams and have managed to write up this instructable!

Here we have a 'folded up' didgeridoo. It works out at about 1.4 meters long. It makes it easier to travel around with.

I ran into something similar on YouTube. 

I've entered this instructable into the Epilog Challenge. If you like it, please vote.
If I was lucky enough to win a prize I'd use it to help develop a business making electric violins and other instruments.
Thanks :)

Step 1: Design and Research

You'll need an idea of the size, the shape and some idea of what wood you might want to use. 

Firstly, I started by finding as many pictures as I could. Also, in looking for some pics I ran into a website where there sizes of the instrument, and a bit more info on how others had made them. This is the link to Yoram Sivan's website. 

Also, this instructable by dimdiode proved to be very useful for a methodology for constructing the didge. 

So, after searching around I drew my own design. The template is as above. The Didge was going to be 40 x 25cm. This worked out at about 141 cm long. I decided that about 7 cm would be suitable width.

After this I managed to get hold of some wood. The darker was Walnut from a local joiners and the light was Pine which I picked up at the local DIY store. The Pine was 3.5 cm thick by about 5 cm wide. This allowed the two halves to be made separately and then glued together.

<p>This is AMAZING!!! I'll have to give this a shot :D</p>
If you could manage to put up an electric didge instructable that would be awesome! I have been looking for one of those for forever!
<p>Hey,</p><p>Dunno if you've seen this one: </p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/TxZbGPe8yXE" width="500"></iframe></p><p>Probably not quite what you're looking for but still awesome!</p>
Hey mate looks great, my only concerns are with your internal dimensions it looks like a pretty big bore. How's the back pressure? Also pine seems pretty soft for a Didge? And vids of you playing it?
<p>Hey,</p><p>Really sorry for not replying to everyone. Things have been very hectic this year for me and I haven't been keeping up with Instructables as much as I'd have liked, sorry. </p><p>The bore isn't too bad, gets some really nice resonance. Same with the back pressure, it's a little harder to get it reverberating than a normal didge but it's just a slightly different style of playing. </p><p>True, the pine really wasn't the best wood to use. I'd have much rather got hold of some nice hard wood but monies prevented that at the time :( Hoping to have a go at making another soon using some decent hard wood :)</p><p>Hopefully get a vid up soon! Looks like I''l have time to put one together now :) </p>
<p>Thanks for the instructable, it inspired me to try it</p><p>So i made one from Amaranth (purple wood), Pine, Tigerwood, Acacia.<br>Has become more edgy than I wanted, but it works.<br>Now I have to learn circular breathing only ...^^</p><p>greetings from Germany :)</p>
<p>Hey!</p><p>Greetings from the UK! Wow, that's awesome, nice one :) Glad my Instructable was useful. I love the combination of woods you have used. The lizard is quality, I was thinking of having a go at wood burning a similar pattern into mine... think you might have inspired me! :) </p><p>Nice to hear from you.</p>
So much work!! Nice job.
I have never heard of a snake didgeridoo before. It looks great! Any chance, that we can hear how yours sounds? <br>
I'll try and get a video up this evening. I have been meaning to for a while, watch this space :)
Dude, awesome idea. Did it end up sounding good?
Thanks very much, It sounds pretty good. Quite different to the normal didgeridoo I have. I'll try and get a video up this evening.
This method could be used to make a lovely set of hifi speakers as well!
They would be pretty epic! let me know if you plan to have a go, I'd be interested in seeing the finished result.
With this innovation dare I say the didgery doo will become common place in marching bands! You got my vote!
Thanks very much :)
Nice! Thank you!
Beautiful job Tom! I also own a didge and have looked into making a nice one but have always been turned off by materials and my bad tools. Good job doing it
Cheers! <br>Hope you get a chance to have a go at making one. It was really good fun!
Love it tom.

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