November 16, 2011

DIY Pocket Sax

Because I don't have a couch to watch soap operas on I love a good craft project. Unfortunetly I have to curb my pack rat insticts and only make things I could actualy use in my car... and wow does that narrow my options.

I use to play saxophone (I didn't say I played it well) and now I have a collection of flutes and whistles. The other day I was reading the blog of my favorite busking saxophonist (Glenn of To Simplify) and started getting nostalgic for that deep jazzy sound that can't be duplicated with a whistle; or can it? Check out this video on how to make your own pocket saxophone. Fun to make and fun to play, so I'm going to say the space it will occupy in my car is completely justified. Not quite the real thing but, until I have Glenn's spiffy rig, it'll have to do.


  1. Wow! I never know what you will post and I enjoy each and every one!

  2. I like this article. Way cool !!! Thanks for sharing Ash !!!

    Your Uncle CarDweller,


  3. And I was trying to convince myself to de-clutter my soprano recorder...
    Thanks! Love it!

  4. If you left the bottom piece on the recorder, could you get a wider range of notes? Or would that not work somehow?

  5. Love the Sax & read Glenn's blog too. Thanks for this info. I'm going to give it a try even though they say you can't teach old dog's new tricks. :)


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