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Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred

Cover of Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred by David Erik Nelson Published by No Starch Press

Building It

  1. Prepare your piece of PVC. If you need to cut it to length yourself, wear a respirator mask and safety goggles; shreds of PVC are very sharp, and the friction from the saw can release toxic fumes (see the first warning in Step 2 for more details). Even if you get your PVC precut, take a moment to clear any sharp burrs off of the cuts, and then clean the PVC with soap and water.

  2. First, you’ll add a bell. Traditional eucalyptus didgeridoos are naturally flared like a trumpet, increasing both volume and clarity. In order to bell the end of your PVC didgeridoo, you’ll need to heat it using a torch.


    Never heat PVC indoors! Always wear a carbon-filter respirator capable of filtering organic chemicals while molding PVC! When heated, ...

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