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When I was a kid I used to travel with the carnival and always saw the kitschy stuff they sold on the independent midway. One of the things I remember...
You will need the following materials: Cast Iron or steel gas cylinder (I has an Oxygen tank, but, a co2 or helium tank would work also.) 5 feet of ...
Empty the cylinder. In my case it was an old oxygen tank and from conception to actually doing the project it was a couple of months. I opened the va...
For the first one I did I held the stem in a vice and used an oil filter wrench to turn the tank. Once the stem is out fill the tank with water to ...
This is fairly straight forward, except the cutting blade wasn't large enough to do it in one clean cut. I had to turn the tank and keep it all in li...
Clean up our cuts now using a file. A metal file not a wood one! I also used a bench grinder to make short work of the big bur left when cutting off ...
So clean off your tank of all stickers and crap. Mine had these plastic things that were held on by some new cosmic polymer. Nothing soaking a rag o...
This part was just a bunch of eye-balling. I used to cut off portion of the tank to make the curve. I eyeballed the point for the hole. Over all the ...
Next I strung the wind catcher and gave the whole thing several coats of clear gloss enamel. Here is where I made a MAJOR error: I thought that sinc...
This was pretty straight forward. I will explain it LEFT TO RIGHT left being the "top". I tied a knot about a foot and a half from the left end of...
At this point I used a piece of baling wire to create a small hook and fish the clapper rope through the chime. Just a simple loop in the top to hang...
All that is left is to find a nice spot in the garden and enjoy it! Thanks for taking a look guys! Let me know how yours turns out!
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