Building a Set of Wind Chimes
Last Update: 12/31/08
A piece of wood for the frame (I used a 1 foot piece of 1x2)
3/8" steel rod to make the chimes (I used 6 feet)
fishing line or plastic wire ties to hold them on with. (look online)
I used a drill press to drill holes every quarter inch in the wood. Using bolt cutters I cut the steel rod into the following lengths.
I then used a drill press to drill holes to hang them from. Using a 1/16" bit and a really slow speed I finally drilled them all. Then I used the drill press and some steel wool to clean them. I used 30 lb test fishing line to hang them. Finally I drilled the mounting hole to hang the chimes from.
(there's still more room to add more chimes if I decide to add them)
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