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Photos Making Wind Chimes

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by supermonkey, 31 Dec 2014.

  1. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    I recently helped my parents build a gazebo in their backyard. They enjoy spending their retirement years tending their garden, then sit out in the evening watching birds and other wildlife. With a little inspiration from another woodworker on YouTube, plus a trove of information about wind chimes from another person online, I set about building a set of chimes for my parents.

    The chimes are tuned to a pentatonic scale based on Middle C (at least, it's close to that based on the final length, diameter, and thickness of the copper tubes). I made them from maple that I harvested from a tree that fell during Hurricane Ike, and mahogany that came from a door that I got from a neighbor.

    The build video:


    And the obligatory still images:

    The base for the chimes, wide view:
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    The striker, wide view:
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    The wind sail:
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  2. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Veeeery nice, :clap: would sure like to see you do a scratch build PC. :dremel:

    And if you already have point me to it so I can see. :D
     
  3. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    Thanks. Unfortunately there aren't any scratch built PCs here; I don't even have a single modification to my standard case! It's the classic problem of too many hobbies and too little time.

    Though I recently assembled a media PC from spare parts, and I've been thinking of something a bit Whovian. Perhaps if I ever finish my list of projects...
     

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