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Wind chimes are beautiful and are very pleasant to listen to. Now you can make a Squid Chime!! It took only a few hours (of course I had to take pictures though!) and costs about $10.
Though it is made from forks and spoons, it still has a beautiful tone. It's fun to make too!
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Step 1: Gather Materials

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You will be needing:
  • Tin soup can
  • Two Forks
  • Two Spoons
  • Washers or Large buttons
  • Sheet Metal (I didn't have enough so I just used card-board rapped with foil)
  • Two Twist-ties
  • Medium-sized Nail (small enough to fit inside the can)
  • Fish line
You will be needing the following tools:
  • Larger Nail (To poke the holes with)
  • Hammer
  • Scissors
  • Metal saw
  • Glue Gun
  • Vice

Step 2: Make the Holes on the Can

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 Mark four holes on the can, in a rectangle shape.
To make the holes, you can put a nail on the can and pound it in with a hammer. Or if you have a drill you can do that to. ;)

If you are going to do button eyes, you'll have to make two more holes on the sides of the can, about an inch from the top, (the opening). I used a vise to do this, because without one the nail doesn't go in; the can just bends.

Step 3: Getting the Utensils Ready

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 To hang the spoons, I simply tied the string around the top of the handle. But it would work best if you could drill a little hole into the top. (I need to keep this temporary because we still use the forks!)

Tie the fish line nearest to the prongs on the forks.

The spoons will be tied as high up as possible on the handle, (if it doesn't get large enough at the top, you'll have to drill a hole).

Minifig6664 years ago
A very cool and contemporary looking wind chime, it might last longer than my bamboo ones and, its something to do with old cutlery.

You might be expecting a $415.35 bill if what it I have interpreted competition T&Cs correctly! But I'm not sure about that.
pie popper (author)  Minifig6664 years ago
Wait what?
There has been a bit of confusion with the line:
"All federal, state, and local taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. No purchases are necessary; void where prohibited by law." In the official rules.

Although there has been no official answer lots of people think that you may have to pay VAT on their winnings!

Your VAT is 6.5% (I think, according to Wikipedia) so $414.35 is 6.5% of the cost of the prize for the Kinetic Sculpture Contest.
As I say though, this has not been confirmed, it might just be on shipping or something like that. The wording is confusing.
pie popper (author)  Minifig6664 years ago
Ah! I've been wondering about that. But still, that's a big discount and if you want the prize.... I suppose it's worth it. =I
lemonie4 years ago

Interesting idea... I wonder what I've got spare.

ChrysN4 years ago
Nice, I like the idea of using utensils in a wind chime.
pie popper (author)  ChrysN4 years ago
Thanks! :) I like it too, plus it's an easy thing to come by. ;)