wind chimes

  • Advertise with us
Project by AaronK posted 10-27-2015 05:54 PM 1217 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For a 7th anniversary gift for my wife – copper, mahogany, and brass hardware.

I used this very helpful site to guide my construction. The pipes are doubled (two octaves) and tuned to an E6sus4 chord using 3/4” and 1/2” schedule M-type copper pipe. Something was off about the thickness of the material, resulting in lengths a bit longer than calculated using the linked website… which meant a lot of trial and error grinding down the pipes to just the right length. That was by far the hardest part of this whole project.

The wood part was easy – old, reclaimed mahogany left over from my blanket chest build and finished with a light coat of spar varnish. Copper was sanded and wiped with mineral oil for presentation, but exposed to the environment this will eventually wear off and develop a nice patina.

6 comments so far

View helluvawreck's profile


32086 posts in 3106 days

#1 posted 10-27-2015 08:56 PM

This project turned out nicely. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View redryder's profile


2393 posts in 3341 days

#2 posted 10-27-2015 09:19 PM

I always like these until the wind won’t stop blowing.
Then I hate them.

Nice build…...................

-- mike...............

View WoodNSawdust's profile


1417 posts in 1415 days

#3 posted 10-27-2015 09:56 PM

nice wind chimes and thank you for the link to the wind chime site.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

View AaronK's profile


1507 posts in 3703 days

#4 posted 10-27-2015 10:16 PM

Mike – I find wind chimes are a lot less annoying when they are tuned and not just randomly cut.

View Mean_Dean's profile


6916 posts in 3386 days

#5 posted 10-27-2015 11:58 PM

Nice looking wind chimes! I’m off to the site you recommended.

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

View jburklow's profile


96 posts in 2912 days

#6 posted 10-28-2015 10:40 AM

awesome project! went straight into the favorites list.. thanks for sharing and i have no doubt she loves it!

-- Jeff Midlothian. Texas.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics