Oftentimes people don’t think they can play instruments because of the expense, but did you know that you can make your own clarinet (at home) out of a very common item you might never have considered before…
In less than 5 minutes time you can make your own clarinet out of a carrot. Even if you don’t already have a mouthpiece, you can get one on amazon for less than $10!
a Fat Carrot 187mm in length
a drill with a 12mm drill bit
alto saxophone mouthpiece(or simple clarinet mouthpiece) with 12mm OD x 35mm long Hose Joiner (Use electrical tape to increase diameter to suit mouthpiece)
optional small funnel
Cut off the ends of the carrot. Drill a hole down the center of the carrot with a 12 mm drill bit.
Swap out the drill bit to a 7mm drill bit and drill the holes at the following measurements:
Drill the thumb-hole at 22mm
Drill the 1st finger hole at: 39mm
Drill the 2nd Finger hole at: 54mm
Drill the 3rd finger hole at: 74mm
Drill the 4th finger hole at: 97mm
Drill the 5th finger hole at: 123mm
Drill the 6th finger hole at: 140mm
Use a Carrot peeler to clean up the holes by running it down 1 or 2 times down the length of the carrot.
Watch the video to see how it’s done and listen to the beautiful sound that comes from it:
To view complete measurements and additional help Tuning your carrot: