From renaissance flutes to rubber glove bagpipes, Linsey Pollak has been making instruments since 1971. An Australian musician and composer, his musical inventions help make playing music more accessible and fun for all ages. One example: vegetable instruments. Watch Pollak make a Carrot Clarinet in less than five minutes at TEDxSydney 2014, then try making your own. You’ll need a thick carrot, a saxophone mouthpiece and joiner, an electric drill, a peeler, and a funnel. This video has the details:

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h/t DIY.org.

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