Instructables: exploring - instruments - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 1 Sep 2015 13:52:23 PDT BLOX v1.01 PVC Pan Flute http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Pan-Flute-1/
PVC Pan Flute - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/NAN6/IDW24SV0/FFJNAN6IDW24SV0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/NAN6/IDW24SV0/FFJNAN6IDW24SV0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/NAN6/IDW24SV0/FFJNAN6IDW24SV0.SMALL.jpg Chuck Stephens Back before every public space was packed with Andean pan flute bands of dubious provenance (Seriously, those guys down at Bay Walk are just Cubans in pork pie hats and woven vests!) Gheorghe Zamfir was the undisputed master of the pan flute. Don't believe me? Just see for yourself-Wow that commerci...
By: Chuck Stephens

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:12:49 PDT
Scrap Metal Rhumba Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrap-Metal-Rhumba-Box/
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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:13:35 PDT
Cajon: Shoe Mounted Shaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Cajon-Shoe-Mounted-Shaker/
Cajon: Shoe Mounted Shaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/DCMS/IDUQLG7O/FF9DCMSIDUQLG7O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/DCMS/IDUQLG7O/FF9DCMSIDUQLG7O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/DCMS/IDUQLG7O/FF9DCMSIDUQLG7O.SMALL.jpg Cajon Groove Guide Hello cajon drummers of Instructables.com! In my first Instructable I want to show you a simple little add-on you can make to spice up your cajon grooves. I love the sound of a "shiick, shiick, shiick" (that's my shaker sound) laying down a pulse behind a cajon solo. You can let your foot keep time ...
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:05:48 PDT
Build a Compact Propane Tank Tongue Drum http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Compact-Propane-Tank-Tongue-Drum/
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:46:22 PDT
Cajon - Stomp box hybrid http://www.instructables.com/id/Cajon-Stomp-box-hybrid/
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:27:27 PDT
GuitarToo-D2 (R2-D2 themed electric guitar) http://www.instructables.com/id/GuitarToo-D2-R2-D2-themed-electric-guitar/
GuitarToo-D2 (R2-D2 themed electric guitar) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/3CLP/ICPP4K3Y/FQ23CLPICPP4K3Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/3CLP/ICPP4K3Y/FQ23CLPICPP4K3Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/3CLP/ICPP4K3Y/FQ23CLPICPP4K3Y.SMALL.jpg DougMakesThings IntroductionI constructed this guitar a few years ago on a whim, with no previous experience building guitars. There was a lot of learning I had to do, but with a little patience and a steady hand you can use a similar technique to create an electric guitar in a variety of novel shapes. It's sturdy,...
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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:38:59 PDT
Book Ukulele ("Bookulele") http://www.instructables.com/id/Book-Ukulele-Bookulele/
Book Ukulele ("Bookulele") - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/5Z6X/ICMHNKML/F1S5Z6XICMHNKML.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/5Z6X/ICMHNKML/F1S5Z6XICMHNKML.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/5Z6X/ICMHNKML/F1S5Z6XICMHNKML.SMALL.jpg BikingBooks These plans are to make a basic ukulele out of simple materials and using a book as the main body. If you are familiar with cigar box guitars (or cigar box ukuleles), it is very similar. You can use fancy tools and make your ukulele more complex, but this Instructable is for a basic uke using mos...
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:57:45 PDT
sailboat to ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/sailboat-to-ukulele/
sailboat to ukulele - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/OMXT/ICICUF4Q/FRUOMXTICICUF4Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/OMXT/ICICUF4Q/FRUOMXTICICUF4Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/OMXT/ICICUF4Q/FRUOMXTICICUF4Q.SMALL.jpg rickysp8 In 2006 my son and I each built a skiff /sailboat from plans by Iain Oughtred a great father and son project. unfortunately that fall while on the trailer in the back yard a large tree limb fell on my sons boat taking out most of one side. He thought that maybe he would repair it but never got the...
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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 20:18:05 PDT
E-Guitar Pickguard + Pickholder! http://www.instructables.com/id/E-Guitar-Pickguard-Pickholder/
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:49:31 PDT
Water Organ http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Organ/
Water Organ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/MCR2/IC2A370N/FQCMCR2IC2A370N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/MCR2/IC2A370N/FQCMCR2IC2A370N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQC/MCR2/IC2A370N/FQCMCR2IC2A370N.SMALL.jpg ArvidJense Playing with water and making music are both some of the most fun things to do in summer. So when I was asked to make a musical play object for the Muziek op de Dommel festival, I decided to bring water and music together and make a water organ.The organ makes sound by spraying water on a plastic s...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:26:16 PDT
Build your own Brazilian Tamborim (with or without jingles) http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Brazilian-tamborim-with-our-without/
Build your own Brazilian Tamborim (with or without jingles) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/LK1W/IA8WJ3YQ/FW2LK1WIA8WJ3YQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/LK1W/IA8WJ3YQ/FW2LK1WIA8WJ3YQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/LK1W/IA8WJ3YQ/FW2LK1WIA8WJ3YQ.SMALL.jpg ChrisB36 The next item in my series of DIY Brazilian instruments is my tamborim. This version includes jingles (like Meinl's "patented" tampeiro), but you can just as easily cut these out. I like the novelty of the sound, so I kept them on for this build. While my previous repinique build was mostly to save ...
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Fri, 29 May 2015 07:52:40 PDT
Headless Electric Violin http://www.instructables.com/id/Headless-Electric-Violin/
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Sun, 24 May 2015 02:12:42 PDT
Build Your Own Brazilian Repinique Drum http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Brazilian-Repinique-Drum/
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Sun, 10 May 2015 09:20:33 PDT
Scrapheap harp http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrapheap-harp/
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:42:45 PDT
Palm Pipe Wind Instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/Palm-Pipe-Wind-Instrument/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:33:58 PDT
DIY Steel Tongue Drum From Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Steel-Tongue-Drum-From-Scratch/
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 03:50:19 PDT
The Hero Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Hero-Guitar/
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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 04:27:23 PDT
Stomp Box from speaker - Super easy 1 hour project http://www.instructables.com/id/Stomp-Box-from-speaker-Super-easy-1-hour-project/
Stomp Box from speaker - Super easy 1 hour project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/ZIJR/I74NAZR0/F7CZIJRI74NAZR0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/ZIJR/I74NAZR0/F7CZIJRI74NAZR0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/ZIJR/I74NAZR0/F7CZIJRI74NAZR0.SMALL.jpg RowanCant Stomp boxes have taken a massive sweep across pubs and bars as solo artist guitar players begin to realise that they can get a cool sound out of that naturally stomping foot that they have. Here is how to do it really fast, really easily and get awesome results. (When I watch the video, I'm not real...
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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 02:19:53 PDT
Another Cardboard Ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-Cardboard-Ukulele/
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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:55:24 PDT
Make a ukulele with a pocket knife. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-ukulele-with-a-pocket-knife/
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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 04:52:52 PST
Stretch Wrap Bongo Drum http://www.instructables.com/id/Stretch-Wrap-Bongo-Drum/
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Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:29:26 PST
Canjo http://www.instructables.com/id/Canjo/
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:20:47 PST
Portable Rain Stick http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Rain-Stick/
Portable Rain Stick - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/89DR/I0R166Y5/FUZ89DRI0R166Y5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/89DR/I0R166Y5/FUZ89DRI0R166Y5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/89DR/I0R166Y5/FUZ89DRI0R166Y5.SMALL.jpg Kozmicblues69 As you can see, last weeks I've been obsessed with rain sticks..... things that happen. Now I have two rain sticks and probably I wouldn't make another in the next seventy years. Time to start a new obsession! But before to start with an another thing I explain you how to make a portable rain stick ...
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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 09:12:33 PDT
Rain Stick http://www.instructables.com/id/Rain-Stick-1/
Rain Stick - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/D491/I07YNJR9/FGDD491I07YNJR9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/D491/I07YNJR9/FGDD491I07YNJR9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/D491/I07YNJR9/FGDD491I07YNJR9.SMALL.jpg Kozmicblues69 It's been a looong time since I wanted a rain stick. I didn't want to spend money buying one and I decided to make one by myself. Some weeks ago, walking on the street I saw a 1,5m cardboard tube! I ran towards it shouting: myyyy rain stick!!!! And here's what I made out of it.It's an easy, cheap an...
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:42:15 PDT
Anachronistic Audio Effect Unit: Spring Reverb http://www.instructables.com/id/Anachronistic-Audio-Effect-Unit-Spring-Reverb/
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:38:10 PDT
How to Make a Dulcimer Without Power Tools http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Dulcimer-Without-Power-Tools/
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:08:47 PDT
Re-build stringed instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-build-stringed-instrument/
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:17:58 PDT
Foot operated snare drum - an adapter for hi-hat stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Foot-operated-drum-an-adapter-for-hi-hat-stand/
Foot operated snare drum - an adapter for hi-hat stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/LUIQ/HY12IOJ1/FLULUIQHY12IOJ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/LUIQ/HY12IOJ1/FLULUIQHY12IOJ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/LUIQ/HY12IOJ1/FLULUIQHY12IOJ1.SMALL.jpg Wayne Freer This is a simple-to-build, inexpensive (assuming you already have a drum kit), road-tested mechanism which converts a regular hi-hat stand into an effective snare drum beater. It would be simple to adapt for cable hi-hat for more versatility.I use it on a snare in conjunction with a kick drum - I've...
By: Wayne Freer

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:14:08 PDT
pallet saprano ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/pallet-saprano-ukulele/
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Sat, 31 May 2014 16:27:58 PDT
How to help your child make a Violin http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-help-your-child-make-a-Violin/
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Wed, 14 May 2014 17:10:48 PDT
Vinyl Record Pickguard for Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-Record-PIckguard-for-Guitar/
Vinyl Record Pickguard for Guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/645V/HVO9T3JT/FC2645VHVO9T3JT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/645V/HVO9T3JT/FC2645VHVO9T3JT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/645V/HVO9T3JT/FC2645VHVO9T3JT.SMALL.jpg rghoff I recently bought a used white Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster. Great guitar, but I wanted to put a different pickguard on it. After doing some searches, I discovered that some people are turning their old vinyl records into pickguards! Cool idea - so I thought I would give it a try.This Instructa...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 21:56:10 PDT
The BOWL CAJON or The trials, tribulations, pitfalls and triumphs of inventing a musical instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/The-BOWL-CAJON-or-The-trials-tribulations-pitfalls/
The BOWL CAJON or The trials, tribulations, pitfalls and triumphs of inventing a musical instrument - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/97EY/HU3TO288/FH497EYHU3TO288.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/97EY/HU3TO288/FH497EYHU3TO288.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/97EY/HU3TO288/FH497EYHU3TO288.SMALL.jpg dimdiode This is the story of the ups and downs relating to turning the kernel of an idea, into a fully fledged musical instrument. It has been a path of numerous knock-backs and challenges, of great highs and some deep lows. It's not a finished journey either, it's just that I have reached a point where I b...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:48:26 PDT
Make a Thumb Piano (Mbira) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Thumb-Piano-Mbira/
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 07:33:38 PDT
Laser Cut Ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Ukulele/
Laser Cut Ukulele - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/1TLY/HS80G3MV/FUI1TLYHS80G3MV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/1TLY/HS80G3MV/FUI1TLYHS80G3MV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/1TLY/HS80G3MV/FUI1TLYHS80G3MV.SMALL.jpg jmengel I bet you have been tormented by the age-old question, "What can't I make with a laser cutter?" Well I'm here to tell you that the answer is most certainly not a ukulele because I'll show you how to use a laser cutter to make a nice, semi-attractive, decent sounding concert scale ukulele. This swe...
By: jmengel

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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 21:37:28 PST
Custom Guitar Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Guitar-Case/
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By: jmacfarlane

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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:04:59 PST
USB MIDI Littlebits synth! http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-MIDI-Littlebits-synth/
USB MIDI Littlebits synth! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/SD5G/HR4STRGM/FA7SD5GHR4STRGM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/SD5G/HR4STRGM/FA7SD5GHR4STRGM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/SD5G/HR4STRGM/FA7SD5GHR4STRGM.SMALL.jpg tubfun My lovely wife bought me the littlebits synth kit for Christmas, and I spent several days annoying everyone with screechy sounds. After a while I wanted more control over it, to sync it with other things, or to play it from a proper keyboard. This instructable will show you how to do all those th...
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 05:49:47 PST
The Pineapple Ukulele! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Pineapple-Ukulele/
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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 12:21:46 PDT
BUGGO Arpeggio Synth http://www.instructables.com/id/BUGGO-Arpeggio-Synth/
BUGGO Arpeggio Synth - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/CWQY/HJKBTA18/F0TCWQYHJKBTA18.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/CWQY/HJKBTA18/F0TCWQYHJKBTA18.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/CWQY/HJKBTA18/F0TCWQYHJKBTA18.SMALL.jpg rczarnik I have been working with Arduino for around a year.  I am very interested in synthesizers (both analog and digital) and various other musical instruments.  I had been fooling around with the code to Auduino--a basic “direct digital synthesis” grain synthesizer for some time.  I had a few half-finish...
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 20:33:39 PDT
Making A Plywood Upright Bass http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Plywood-Upright-Bass/
Making A Plywood Upright Bass - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/JW4Y/HJFXHOWW/FVOJW4YHJFXHOWW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/JW4Y/HJFXHOWW/FVOJW4YHJFXHOWW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/JW4Y/HJFXHOWW/FVOJW4YHJFXHOWW.SMALL.jpg buildingupbob Hi everyone! For this instructable I want to show you guys how to make a plywood upright bass. This was my biggest project for my senior year in high school and was the project that I took to compete in the 2012-2013 SkillsUSA district and state conferences. The main objective was to make a function...
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 05:50:41 PDT
Custom Built MIDI Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Built-MIDI-Controller/
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Sun, 4 Aug 2013 15:39:48 PDT
Mini-Calliope Organ http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Calliope/
Mini-Calliope Organ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/TAJJ/HJKBMCOR/FUVTAJJHJKBMCOR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/TAJJ/HJKBMCOR/FUVTAJJHJKBMCOR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/TAJJ/HJKBMCOR/FUVTAJJHJKBMCOR.SMALL.jpg Greasetattoo Introduction Hello Everyone, First, I would like to thank you for viewing my instructable. And, if you enjoyed it, please give me a vote! Thanks.... Although the project seems complicated, many of the parts and components are identical, so laying out and cutting the parts isn't as time-consuming ...
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Fri, 2 Aug 2013 19:08:47 PDT
How To Build Your Own Cajon Box Drum With Adjustable Snare http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Build-Your-Own-Cajon-Box-Drum/
How To Build Your Own Cajon Box Drum With Adjustable Snare - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/V3NW/HJKC0KOH/FL3V3NWHJKC0KOH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/V3NW/HJKC0KOH/FL3V3NWHJKC0KOH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/V3NW/HJKC0KOH/FL3V3NWHJKC0KOH.SMALL.jpg Rykley! In this instructable I will be showing you how to build your very own Cajon box drum. We made 2 Cajon drums for under 50$, so around 25$ a piece. I will be entering this instructable in the Musical Instruments Contest, so please vote! Gather Your Materials Things you will need will include: Wood-...
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Thu, 25 Jul 2013 22:16:50 PDT
Improvised Folk Fiddle http://www.instructables.com/id/Improvised-Folk-Fiddle/
Improvised Folk Fiddle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/U7ZM/HIWDJT8T/FZWU7ZMHIWDJT8T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/U7ZM/HIWDJT8T/FZWU7ZMHIWDJT8T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/U7ZM/HIWDJT8T/FZWU7ZMHIWDJT8T.SMALL.jpg nkirkby use local and scrounged materials to build a fiddle.  then, learn to play the fiddle. I built this functional folk fiddle from free materials. the wood was salvaged from scraps the strings and bow "hairs" are nylon monofilament fishing line I am spending this summer at a small farming community i...
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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:01:35 PDT
PVC Pipe organ http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Pipe-organ/
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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:07:15 PDT
Make a Whistle from spent shell casings http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Whisle-from-spent-shell-casings/
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By: Lucky7x7

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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 10:45:25 PDT
Uke'n'paddle http://www.instructables.com/id/Ukenpaddle/
Uke'n'paddle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/AMXE/HIQ4NNM7/FVJAMXEHIQ4NNM7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/AMXE/HIQ4NNM7/FVJAMXEHIQ4NNM7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/AMXE/HIQ4NNM7/FVJAMXEHIQ4NNM7.SMALL.jpg titchtheclown Is it  ukulele? Is it a paddle? Why Yes! It is both! A ukulele and a paddle all in one – what more canoe ask for? All the great inventions of the world are combination items – the car boat, the shopping bag raincoat, the Swiss army knife and my personal favourite – the peanut butter and honey sandw...
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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 05:09:08 PDT
Plywood Mini Cajon (Hand Drum with Guitar string) http://www.instructables.com/id/Plywood-Mini-Cajon-Hand-Drum-with-Guitar-string/
Plywood Mini Cajon (Hand Drum with Guitar string) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/3TJI/GEFGJ322/FJ03TJIGEFGJ322.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/3TJI/GEFGJ322/FJ03TJIGEFGJ322.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/3TJI/GEFGJ322/FJ03TJIGEFGJ322.SMALL.jpg VortexSurfer This instructable describes the process to build a small cajon similar to commercially available ones. I will call it mini cajon, but the instructions can be easily applied to build a full size cajon. At the time of writing I could find 3 instructables on how to build full size cajones: http://www....
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 03:08:55 PDT
How To Make A Wooden Ocarina http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Wooden-Ocarina/
How To Make A Wooden Ocarina - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/QO87/HJ1XN7IG/FCJQO87HJ1XN7IG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/QO87/HJ1XN7IG/FCJQO87HJ1XN7IG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/QO87/HJ1XN7IG/FCJQO87HJ1XN7IG.SMALL.jpg buildingupbob    Hello everyone, I know I haven't made an instructable for a very long time but I'm back and I would like to share my newest project with you. Since the beginning of high school I have made about 10 ceramic ocarinas and 3 wooden ocarinas but now that I have graduated, I have decided to finally mak...
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:08:50 PDT
Snake Didgeridoo http://www.instructables.com/id/Snake-Didgeridoo/
Snake Didgeridoo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/UP1E/HDXMN4M5/FS9UP1EHDXMN4M5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/UP1E/HDXMN4M5/FS9UP1EHDXMN4M5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/UP1E/HDXMN4M5/FS9UP1EHDXMN4M5.SMALL.jpg Toms Workshop 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 Challen...
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Sun, 19 May 2013 15:11:48 PDT
One Piece Ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/One-Piece-Ukulele/
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Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:11:56 PDT