Last year I had one of my former students interested in making a PVC shakuhachi. Unfortunately our time rarely lined up at school at the project stalled just as summer come around. We still have to tune and drill. This year was no better, but with CHristmas approaching I went down to the shop and picked up where we left off.
Things were a bit of a mess, but with some work, I repaired what damage neglect had done and should be able to finish before we break for Christmas.