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How to make a shakuhachi

Guess I will share my making journey of a PVC shakuhachi....

I learnt everything from this maker, kinya sogawa.

How he posted the manual is very accurate and achievable in low cost as well :D

I also took reference from my sensei's PVC shakuhachi, which was made by Ueno Koshuzan.

Well... still a long way to go before I can make the perfect one, but learning journey first!


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initial making materials... (my Gen 1 is the one with holes drilled nicely...)

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the PVC will always have extras like this... remember to clear them first!

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the first saw... as short as possible. this is to make sure 1 end of the shakuhachi is straight for the mouth piece.

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then you hammer in the outer mouth piece. It is just a regular PVC pipe connector. Please apply some super glue within to keep the outer mouth piece firm!

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then we saw off the excess to form the mouth piece.

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to get this shape out...

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then you draw a line across any circumference & prepare for filing!

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best to work all these steps on a rig, like mine...

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so you start to file...

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keep it at 25 degree... this need some serious skill D:

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please take note, not to over-file else you have to start all over again.

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you will then reach a point where the inner mouth piece can be torn apart to a 2mm spacing.
this is when you stop filing and smooth the surface of the mouth piece. Bevel everything will be more comfortable for the mouth. :)

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Then we shape the lower lips area. This part can be round. I personally think it is more comfortable for the lips.

After all the above steps... we can start drilling holes for the notes!
BUT FIRST, please test your shakuhachi first. Make sure it can produce a D note.
Cause I always buy longer PVC then slowly cut down to meet the tuning.
This is a 1.8(D) shakuhachi.
Of course you can make it lower or higher which is up to you of what you buy.

Following this measurements
I drilled the holes necessary for the shakuhachi...

Even without a proper drill...

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I attached the drill bit to my clamp...

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a closeup of the drill...

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and yeah... with much wet sanding and polishing... your shakuhachi is done :D

2 man hours for 1 shakuhachi... the joy of making one is very enriching.
Alright! Do try out people!
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