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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 02-08-2021 10:53 PM 661 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wind chime was made from a large Irish Cream bottle that I cut the bottom cut off on the tile saw. The internal parts ( the guide tube, the gong and the wind sail) are all made from Osage Orange wood which is finished with clear lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 02-08-2021 11:04 PM

It’s a cool chime Jim kind of fitting for the park. At least if it ever breaks you can replace it easily with another bottle.
At least it looks like it warmed up there.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 02-08-2021 11:44 PM

Must have been as much fun making it as it was emptying the bottle.

Bet it sounds really cool.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 02-09-2021 12:13 AM

Looks great, not seeing any snow though.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#4 posted 02-09-2021 12:28 AM

Looks good Jim! I bet it sounds good too!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 02-09-2021 12:36 AM

nice Jim – would like to have helped empty the bottle. high pitch chime ? or low ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 02-09-2021 01:08 AM

sounds great I bet, nice blue skies, we had a nice blue sky day here yesterday at -4 F. Just this week cold, most of the winter has been relatively warm.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 02-09-2021 03:15 AM

Thanks Dave, Lew, Eric, Tony Dick and Brian.

Hi Dave..it was 79 today.

Hi Dick, kind of a sharp mid tone!..not mellow like bamboo.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 02-09-2021 03:39 AM

Very clever recycling use of an old bottle.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#9 posted 02-09-2021 06:43 AM

Neat use of empties JJ...

Now if I could find a use for empty vino casks I’d have projects to last me for the next few decades.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#10 posted 02-09-2021 07:58 AM

Cheers!!

-- Think safe, be safe

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#11 posted 02-09-2021 11:27 AM

Looks Great Jim. Irish Cream Bottles are very attractive and would be ideal as a Wind Chime.
The Osage Orange Wood is very nice.
The weather looks nice and warm, I would feel right at home there.

Regards…...Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#12 posted 02-09-2021 03:32 PM

Thanks Crowie, Alex, Steve and Cliff.

Hi Cliff, wish you were here. I have 2 more bottles of Baileys Irish Cream to empty!!

Cheers, ,Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 02-09-2021 05:56 PM

How inspirational. Iʻve got lots of bottles in the attic just waiting to be turned into a wind chime.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 02-09-2021 11:49 PM

Hi Alex. If you cut them in a tile saw, only enter through the thickness of the glass and roll it rather than try to just cut it in half…less breakage that way.

Cheers, JIm

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 02-11-2021 09:40 AM

What a lovely wee wind chime, cheers dear Jim.
Hope you enjoyed the hard part of emptying the bottle first.
Big smile and wished of lovely sound,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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