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From the MAKE Flickr pool

Check out Ranjit’s homemade reed instrument, the Saxamaphone –

I cut the stick in half the long way and chiseled out a rectangular trench in one half. I clamped the two halves together while I made the mouthpiece (which is coated with lemon oil and olive oil to protect it from spit) and tested the first reed. Then I glued the halves together and drilled the finger holes, and made a bunch more reeds.

In this sound sample, he tries out a number of different reeds. Impressive sound – especially for a stick! – Link