So, I decided I wanted a shofar…. but have you priced the pretty/good ones? Yep, me too. (See The Shofar Man for some real beauties… )
After a little research and some elbow grease…
I started with a 38″ South African Kudu horn from this ebay store. I think I paid about $39 for it. Looked pretty rough… like the one pictured below, though no major dings.
Wholesale horns, kudu and other types are available here.
It came with the cartilage already removed.
I will post detailed instructions of how I did this project in the next few days. If you want to take this challenge, go ahead and find a nice kudu horn and check back in for details. No major tools required, though a small belt and/or drum sander as well as a hand drill will be very helpful.
Now, I have to practice getting consistent notes and sounds. Currently, I know it has about five nice notes, but blowing them consistently is going to take some practice!! Ready for the next new moon!