I made this for my girlfriend for Valentine's day, but there's never a bad time to give your girlfriend (or boyfriend, or anyone) a wooden heart windchime. I wanted to make her something and had some offcuts of ash lying around, and this is what I came up with.

(Note: I'm describing this as a wind chime, but how much chiming it will do is questionable. It's more of a visual thing really, though the ash I used makes a nice quiet clinking noise when knocked together. I'm sure there are ways of controlling the pitch and timbre of the noise using different materials and dimensions - length, bore, etc. - but this isn't what I was going for here.)

5 short lengths of wood (preferably hardwood - I used ash) approx. 6" x 1.5" x 3/4" but scale as you wish
Polyester thread or similar
Small brass screw eye

Fine saw
Drill and various bits (preferably a drill press, but a cordless driver should work)
Sandpaper of various grits ~60-400 (or ideally a belt sander and belts)
Whittling knife

Step 1: Mark Out

Mark out your design on your timber. I found it made it easier to tape it together for this. Leave one piece for your cross piece.
What if you hollowed out the middle from the bottom of each "segment" that would add to the *chime* i personally love wooden wind chimes
my sister is a windchim nut see,ll love a handmake one thanks for the how to <br>
that's pretty neat
I'm guessing the sound would be like a thump... as in &quot;My heart thumps for you!&quot;. <br><br>lol... just trying to be helpful! Cute idea and beautiful work, too.
Oh, this is really nice.<br><br>I hope she loved it.
Lovely! I love the look of just wood. Nothing fancy, just all natural!

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