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Project by Tbowen posted 04-30-2013 08:23 PM 5634 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a link to my video.

i made these 2 wind chimes out of steel EMT conduit… i spray painted the conduit silver and used oak wood for the striker…. on the bigger one i used 1 inch pipe, for a sail i used an old paint can top and painted it silver also … both of them i used chain to hold them together…. the tops are pine and stained (gun stock)

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#1 posted 05-01-2013 02:07 AM

Good idea, does the sound change for different size pipes?

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#2 posted 05-01-2013 02:20 AM

Yes, the sound changes the larger OD ( outside diameter ) ....also the thicker the pipe the richer the sound….the bigger the pipe the lower the tone will be… Also when useing a larger pipe you will need a heavier striker to hit the chimes. I use oak…or any hard woods…I wouldn’t use metal because it will cause alot of overtone and bad side banding …if I were to use metal I would wrap it in electoral tape to mute the strike..

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#3 posted 05-01-2013 03:16 AM

Great work!! Beautiful to look at and to listen to!! :)

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#4 posted 05-02-2013 04:00 PM

Love the chimes!
Copper makes great ones too.
Have you checked out this wind chime site:
It is a really an in depth look at wind chimes and lots of great info!
Keep on chimin’ away!

-- Dennis, WV

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#5 posted 05-02-2013 04:15 PM

Not only the size of the pipe changes the tone but the lenth also, using wood for a striker instead of metal makes a difference too. Back when I was in construction I would collect pieces of copper pipe to make them, made some once with 3 inch pipe and it sounded really nice with the deeper tones.

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