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I love windchimes. I remember a scene in the 80s movie Body Heat where Kathleen Turner is standing in the porch enjoying her wind chimes collection. I made a mental note of creating my own collection, but I am way behind with only two.
Here is number one. A gynormous version, but hey, I'm in TX and everything is big here. Hubby made it using empty acetylene canisters. He took them somewhere to have them musically tuned and then put them together. They sound glorious, much like Cathedral bells. Problem is: they are extremely loud. Our nearest neighbor lives about 5 miles away and on windy days it chimes like crazy. Neighbor doesn't mind it too much, except when we have windy nights and they chime incessantly, not allowing for a restful sleep. So, we took the clapper off and only put it back when we're in town.
PS: The chimes are at our 2nd property located in East TX country.
here is our 2nd wind chimes, old and ratty. I made it for my DH years ago and painted it in John Deere colors. Even found a little JD truck to use as clapper. Again, this is in windy East TX and the poor thing has seen better days. But hubby won't let me get rid of it b/c it was a present from me. He wouldn't like me telling y'all he's a sentimental sweetie, but he is...
are you talking about homemade chimes only? I have a sunroom with rods across the windows filled with chimes. DH doesn't like them outside, we live in a suburb and the neighbors are rightthere, doesn't want to disturb them.
Everyone says I'm hard to buy for. Are you kidding? I love gardening and wind chimes, I tell them.
juney, initially DH considered doing it himself, but whoever did our tuning was reasonable. Since our canisters were all the same diameter, he was going to measure the length of tubes in one of our small, store-bought chimes and cut the cylinders relative to those measurements. But the store-bought chimes had 5 tubes and we have 3 cylinders so we decided to go with the tuning guy. (there is a GUY for everything, lol)
I remember him saying that when he told the tuning guy about this idea, he said that would be a good way to do but w/o proper tools measurements could be off and hence, tune would be off.