Spindle Wind Chime

August 15th, 2008 in projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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A Spind-Chime, perhaps?
A Spind-Chime, perhaps?

A Spind-Chime, perhaps?


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.

Junk Market Style Difficulty Meter

Materials:
5 spindles from a textile mill
Vintage tricycle wheel
Old Finial
Lamp part with threaded rod
5 1/4 in. eye hooks
5 1/2 in. washers
Fishing line
Old or new chain
Junk center weight

Tool List:

Drill


Method:

Step 1: Run threaded rod through center of wheel.

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.

 


Be sure to pre-drill for a clean hole.


Step 6: Cut 6 pieces of fishing line of varying lengths.

Step 7: Tie line to washers then pull through spindles.

 


Snip off the loose end of the line for a cleaner look.


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.

 


Show us what metal junk you used!


Step 10: Hang with old chain.

 


Spindlin' in the wind.

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