DIY Shofar, pt.1

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.

Before:

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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.

After:

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shofar 2sm

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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!

Shalom,

Pete

About Pete Rambo

Details in 'About' page @ natsab.wordpress.com Basically, husband of one, father of four. Pastor x 11 years, former business and military background. Micro-farmer. Messianic believer in Yeshua haMashiach!
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