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Cherry and Copper Wind Chimes

  • September 28, 2018

AslansKnight
AslansKnight
AslansKnight
AslansKnight

My grandmother loved the wind chimes that I made for my wife, so I decided to make a set for her birthday. I made them using the same plans (by Leland Hite) as my previous chimes. I used a different chord based on the calculator and decided to use cherry for the wooden parts. The chime tubes were made with the remaining 1 inch nominal, Type M copper tube from the last set. I had to plane the rough, mill cut cherry down to a half inch (for the mount and striker) and a quarter inch (for the sail). I cut everything out using a jigsaw, then sanded the pieces using a disk sander. I finished the chimes and wooden parts using water-based polyurethane so that the cherry would continue to darken from UV exposure but be protected from moisture.

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  • What a perfect gift! Great job!
    By RYOBI Nation, on October 1, 2018
    • Thanks! She really liked them! After my granddad passed, he had a lot of unused wood in his shop - the cherry that I used was some of that wood. Grandma gave me (and my other cousins) some of the unused wood for our own use. It seemed like the perfect way to immortalize Granddad.
      By AslansKnight, on October 1, 2018

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Cherry and Copper Wind Chimes

by AslansKnight
Sep 28, 2018
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My grandmother loved the wind chimes that I made for my wife, so I decided to make a set for her birthday. I made them using the same plans (by Leland Hite) as my previous chimes. I used a different chord based on the calculator and decided to use cherry for the wooden parts. The chime tubes were made with the remaining 1 inch nominal, Type M copper tube from the last set. I had to plane the rough, mill cut cherry down to a half inch (for the mount and striker) and a quarter inch (for the sail). I cut everything out using a jigsaw, then sanded the pieces using a disk sander. I finished the chimes and wooden parts using water-based polyurethane so that the cherry would continue to darken from UV exposure but be protected from moisture.