First, I would like to thank Make magazine (issue no. 21) for the idea of this wind chime...
(not including the the swivel or fishing line)
The wind chime cost a total of $4.20 to make.
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Step 1: Items you will need to make the $4.20 Windchime
Monofilament line (fishing line)
100 Car-coal train to flatten your coins.
Some patience...(but well worth it)
I used a small grinder with a buffing wheel
and a dremel tool, with cutting attachment.
You will also need a blow torch and some
flux and solder
Step 2: The flattened coins and how to flatten them!
and place your quarters and dimes on the track.
Here is where the patience comes in...
Hopefully, come back the next day and retrieve
your flattened quarters and dimes.
No two are alike.
You will have big ones and small ones...
I decided to add a little flare and added
a brass key...
The flattened coins will be dirty, so you will want to
buff and clean them up. (next step)
Step 3: Drilling the holes and cleaning up the flattened coins.
holes in the flattened coins.
Any small drill bit will work.
I found that putting the drill bit in
the Dremel, makes it, a lot easier.
I used a little elbow grease and my buffer
to clean up the coins.
Notice that nice copper ring around the flattened coins.
Step 4: Putting the notches in the coins
notches in the coins.
You could use a hacksaw, but I find the
Dremel does a better job.
I just eyeballed them.
You could use a Sharpie and mark them, if you wish...