Spindle Wind ChimeAugust 15th, 2008 in projects
This project was
devised by a group of garage buddies in California.
I needed a new project to bring to the Today Show and had little to no time. Off we went to my friend's garage/workshop in California and bippity, bobbity, boo! A wind chime was born faster than Rachel Ray can make a meal.
5 spindles from a textile mill
Vintage tricycle wheel
Lamp part with threaded rod
5 1/4 in. eye hooks
5 1/2 in. washers
Old or new chain
Junk center weight
Step 1: Run threaded rod through center
Step 2: Screw finial onto threaded rod.
Step 3: Drill small hole at bottom tip of finial.
Step 4: Measure and mark wheel for evenly spaced eye hooks.
Step 5: Pre-drill small holes in wheel and screw in eye hooks.
Step 6: Cut 6 pieces of fishing line of varying lengths.
Step 7: Tie line to washers then pull through spindles.
Step 8: Tie lines to eye hooks.
Step 9: Tie line to center weight (metal junk of your choosing) and run opposite end through hole in finial.
Step 10: Hang with old chain.
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