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    Aeolian Wind harp

    With all the musically inclined wood workers on this site, has anyone made an aeolian wind harp?

    I have one on my to-do list and with the winds and breezes we get here, think one would be a hoot to make.
    They cane be very simple or quite elaborate depending on your visions and skills.... I'll have to stick to the simple..

    Here is a sketch of one I downloaded off the net.... Click image for larger version. 

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    And a couple of the more elaborate one..... Click image for larger version. 

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    They operate by sitting in the wind and the strings vibrate... pretty eerie sounds, but since I love wind chimes and such, think I would enjoy them.
    Chuck
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    Pretty cool! I wonder if they have something that operates on humidity?

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    Long been on the todo list but haven't gotten to it yet. The one book I have has a nice section on them somewhere here.... The plan out had looked a lot like the one you downloaded.

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    Let's see, been on my bucket list for at least 4 or 5 years. I had several sites bookmarked on my last computer that had plans and info on them. I think one would really be fun to make and sound nice out on my deck (my neighbors might not agree, but hey...).
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    Pretty and sounds like fun.

    Enjoy,
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    You have given me an evil thought for next year's fair......
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    I have been tempted several times to make a very, very large one on the hills behind the house...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    I have been tempted several times to make a very, very large one on the hills behind the house...
    That would be epic. I wonder how big you can practically make one.. Right alongside a large wind driven pipe organ..

    I also want to subscribe to whatever is cooking on Dan's newsletter.

    Pretty big is apparently possible
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVHQ5wSgUkI

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    Just need to find a good cheap supply of steel cable. Heck, Maybe I should rig up a zip line!
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    In some areas, you could make 20 or so of those and sell them in the front yard.
    It's kind of fun to do the impossible

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