Step #1: Prepare the molten waxPrevNext
- Put water in the hot pot.
Put wax in the small dish that fits in the hot pot as a double boiler.
- Heat the water and wax in the electric hot pot. Add enough wax so that it is deep in the dish, but not so much that it overflows into the water.
Step #3: Add the wax to the mouthpiecePrevNext
- Dip the end of the pipe into the molten wax, then into the cold water. Do this several times to build up the thickness of the wax.
- As the wax thickens, mold it with your fingers to narrow the opening.
- Test the fit of the opening by putting your mouth on it and making sure that it makes a seal around your mouth. Your lips should be able to make a raspberry/motorboat/flapping/horse sound.
- When you have the wax adjusted to your liking, then practice making sound with it.
Step #4: Turn your mouthpiece into a full sized didgeridooPrevNext
- To make a full length didgeridoo, you will need a coupler for each extension.
- To tune the full length didgeridoo, measure from the point where your lips are to the end of the instrument. Check this chart for the lengths that correspond with various notes: http://www.didjshop.com/physicsDidj.html
Step #5: Customize your didgeridooPrevNext
- If you use a 45 degree elbow, the extension will come out at an angle.
- If you want to have a horn shape at the end of your didgeridoo, you can add a plumbing flange or a pipe reducer. Ask for these when you are buying your supplies.
- You can make your own horn shape with other materials, such as plastic sheeting, cardboard, paper, or a cut drink bottle.