Make Your Own Wind Chimes
|MAKE YOUR OWN WIND CHIMES
By Super Handyman Al Carrell
Wind chimes are a great addition to your patio or deck. Even a slight breeze will result in pleasing sound. Here’s how you can do-it-yourself. . .often with materials you already have.MaterialsStrong string
Round metal electrical box cover plate
Electrical conduit (pipe)
Scrap block of wood
Weight (We used a plastic tile)Directions
1. Cut conduit into four sections. We found lengths of 32, 36, 39 and 40 inches
makes a great sound.
2. Drill holes near the top of each pipe section.
3. Remove the bottom eye-bolt from each turnbuckle, using one to attach the remainder of the turnbuckle to the round plate and the other to hold the wood block.
4. Now look at the drawing to assemble the chimes. Note that the wood block must be positioned so it will strike all four pipe sections and that the weight hangs below them.