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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Conduit Chimes

I am going to make for my family a set of Conduit Chimes so that we can play them on Christmas Eve or whenever we want. I looked up on the Internet and found a page that gives all the directions on how to make them. This site will let you make 25 chimes starting with C - C sharp or D flat then going all the way up the scale two octaves. You could probably just do one octave if you like but the directions will let you make more. Go to I recommend that you print out the page.
My Mother recommends using copper pipe ( which is more expensive ) because it gives a more resinent sound, however she has always made them with the regular cheaper pipe.

I am also going to experiment with mallets as the only things I have ever used to strike the chimes with is either a spoon or a large nail. I am going to try to find a wooden bead and a wooden dowel and see what happens. I will let you know.

As far as directions to make a stand to hold them I am going to make one out of plastic PVC Pipe and joints. I don't know exactly how I will make it but if I figure a good one out, I will let you know.

I also found another site where they ahve Conduit Pipes or Chimes and the directions so you can go to either to see which works the best for you. The other site is located at You can print the directions from the website and make them yourself. Have fun!

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