The Adventure Geek DIY wind chime has been on our side project list for a while now and it seemed fitting to crank it out on fathers day.
The first step in this project was finding a suitable top or base or whatever it's called where all the other danglies hang from. We have a lot of bamboo lying around the garage that would have been perfect to create a base out of, but then I remembered the busted Epic kayak paddle I picked up off the road after leaving the last Santee Adventure Tri. I've been saving little piece of hardware for a project just as this.
After we sawed up the kayak paddle, we eyeballed were we wanted to hang the medals then got to drillen.
When I finished drilling the holes, Kristen jumped in to measure out ribbon lengths and then tied them through the paddle.
It took the two of us to figure out how to affix the middle clangy cog piece, and then we drilled a few more holes for the hanging wire.
Six races to earn six medals = $330.00
One Epic Kayaks Hybrid Touring Paddle = $279.00
Basic set of Ryobi power tools = $150
Making an Awesome Adventure Geek Wind Chime = Priceless!