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Project by justjoel posted 2 days ago 109 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I make and sell a few salad bowl-themed chimes, but made this one for myself. I had somehow acquired a couple of old hand tools, then when I got this idea went out and found some others – all are wood and metal (some antiques, really), no plastic allowed.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell



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1062 posts in 1955 days
hardiness zone 7a

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Iris43

3799 posts in 2204 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 2 days ago

As always! Another creative idea. I especially like that you can plant flowers in the pail.

BTW, what do the chimes sound like in the wind? :D

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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justjoel

1062 posts in 1955 days
hardiness zone 7a

posted 2 days ago

Thanks, Iris. It mostly sounds a little clunky, though the trowels are fairly resonant. And it takes a pretty stiff wind to move them enough to get them to hit each other. I started off by hanging them with wire, but even with the swivels they were still very stiff. Changed them all to the string and they are much freer to move.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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Iris43

3799 posts in 2204 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 2 days ago

Still regardless of the sound, I love the looks of it. But I think I would still like the sound of the tools clicking together. It is just right for the garden. Good job, as always, Joel.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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