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  • mnt
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    thanks

    Thanks,

    I live on the Peninsula. There are so many people on this site and the other few that I look at that make my work look amateurish. SO thank you to all of you for posting up your work for those of us that are learning, and for letting us borrow your ideas to practice on.

    Thanks again. Love the site.

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  • toolaholic
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    Like the biker

    Mnt., You have REAL talent ! I Iike it all. Where You at? Live in San Rafael, and
    Have shack in the Sierras.

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  • JimYo
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    try putting a rubber "O ring" on the bottom of the pipes to adjust the sound..
    Nice job
    Jim

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  • Knowledgeworker
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    Thanks Mr. mnt. I appreciate it.

    Jim

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  • mnt
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    I have it book marked at work. I think it might be something like chuckschimes.com, but am not sure. I will post it tomorrow when I get to work.

    Nevermind, I found it http://mysite.verizon.net/cllsj/windchimes/home.htm

    This guy has done a lot of work with windchimes and tuning and has loads of good info. I didn't even read the whole site, but the calculator is a link on the page. "javascript length calculator" or something like that.

    Thanks for the compliments. It is nice to give someone ideas instead of taking them from here like I usually do.

    Thanks again

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  • John Stuckey
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    Very nice chimes and good ideas for hanging them. I would also appreciate the address of the site that you used for determining the length, etc for the pipes.
    John

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  • Knowledgeworker
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    Very nice work. Would you care to advise aa to the site with the progam for tuning the chime tubes.

    Thanks,
    Jim

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  • FormerTankSarge
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    Cool

    Thanks for the information, I'm always looking for projects.

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  • mnt
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    The crankshaft stool is actually going to be an endtable. I just need to get a piece of glass or plexiglass to go over the top. It is for my brother in law, who donates scrapped stuff to me. He actually gave me the motor the crank shaft came out of and the steering wheel. If you look up gear head in the dictionary you see his picture. So I think he will like it.

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  • mnt
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    Plasma cutter is on the wish list. I went with the old fashioned method of using a jig saw with a metal cutting blade. The clapper is aluminum, so it was easy to cut. Not as easy as with a plasma cutter tho.

    This was a fun project. I plan on a couple more. I rescued some disgarded handrails for the chimes. The ring is a pot hanger that was getting tossed as well. I clear coated the chimes, but with the stiker hitting them, they will rust anyway. No biggie. The only stuff that was paid for was the chain and some small S hooks. Less than $20.00 for everything.

    Thanks.

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  • FormerTankSarge
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    I also like the crankshaft stool, how is the steering wheel to sit on?

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  • FormerTankSarge
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    Nice

    Good looking chime, like your clapper.

    How did you cut the metal hanging from the clapper? Plasma?

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  • mnt
    started a topic Windchimes

    Windchimes

    Ok, here we go. I am trying to post some pics of something I am finally happy enough to post up here. Hopefully the pics work.

    It is a set of windchimes, The longest chime is 27 inches. It is loosely tuned. I am tone deaf when it comes to notes, but it sounds nice. I did some research and found a website that lets you input material type, diameter and thickness and it will give you lengths for different notes.









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