# Wind Chimes V3

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## Introduction: Wind Chimes V3

Hi All,

I got a request from a family member to make a wind chime. Wind chime project is quite close to my heart as, it is where i started my DIY journey, 3 years back.

I have improved my techniques since then.... In this instructable I will share how to make make "wind chimes" at home....

## Step 1: What Do We Need ?

Material

• Aluminium Pipes / hollow rods
• 3 to 4" Outer diameter Wooden Circular disk
• 1 to 2" Outer diameter wooden coin
• 2x3" wood plank
• GI Wire
• 1 Hook

Tools

• Dremel
• 2 mm drill bit
• 1 mm drill bit
• wood stain of choice

## Step 2: Chimes Length Calculator

I would like to give credit Mr. Lee Hites who has a very detailed instruction on how to build wind chimes.

I am using his C9 cord A440 calculator. Based on my previous versions, this gives very soothing vibrations around 440Hz....

Important Parameters to calculate lengths and hang point

• Outer diameter : 0.5
• Inner diameter : 0.375
• Materiel : Aluminium

Cut the pipes as per the lengths and drill holes as per the calculator. I choose aluminium as it is easy to cut / drill

## Step 3: Holder

I am using 3.5" outer diameter wooden disc.

• On a paper, draw a pentagon and stick on the wooden disc
• Drill 1 mm holes using a dremel
• Using "gi wire" or hard wire or paper clips make loops
• Fix these loops on the wooed disc as shown
• You may need to use super glue the loops on the disc

## Step 4: Striker and Wind Catcher

Wind Catcher

• To avoid annoying sound at slow winds, we need the wind catcher to be bit heavy
• I am using a wooden sheet
• Drill 1 mm hole to hang it

Striker

• Using carrom coin as striker
• Keep atleast 0.5" between the chimes and striker
• Drill hole on the striker

## Step 5: Assembly

• Hang the chime rods from the holder loops using nylon threads
• Sequence : 1 3 2 5 4 ( increasing lengths )
• Adjust the heights by aligning
• Hanging points at same level
• Chime rods at same level
• The striker should 1 inch above the smallest chime
• Hang the wind catcher at appropriate height

## Step 6: Testing

Hang wind chimes and test the sound. I am posting test sound on youtube. If you are not able to see on the app, use this link.

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