There are a limited number of Koshi chimes I have available for sale. Please contact me if you'd like to inquire.
If you visited the Sound Symposium and bought any magical Koshi chimes from my stall, here are the care and tips I promised...
Where to hang your koshi wind chimes
There are many places you can hang your Koshi chimes.
Here are some suggestions:
under awnings near front and back doors or on decks/patios or in breezeways
from a curtain rail near any window or sliding door where there are breezes (or directly from the frame around the door or window) – with either a hook (can be made from an old wire coat hanger) or a length of light cord
in front of an air conditioner outlet or oscillating fan
from the bottom of a bird cage
from a verandah hanging pot plant
from timber/steel studs under a patio or verandah
from the inside of a Bali hut/gazebo
above a door (positioned so that as the door opens the door moves the paddle, causing the chime to sound)
from the hooks or handles in the back seat area of a vehicle
beneath outdoor umbrellas
Babies’ rooms or daycare centres
aged care facilities
meditation and/or yoga spaces
outdoor dining areas, cafes, restaurants
home or work offices
*** It is suggested by the makers that the chimes not be within reach of children under four years of age. I would add that older children who are being playfully destructive can cause damage if they pull on the paddle.
If the internal cord becomes entangled around the inner steel pins, hold the paddle while turning the chime upside down. Looking down through the base, gently move the paddle until the cord frees itself, turn the chime upright and hang.
The body of the Koshi chime is an eco-friendly bamboo veneer acoustic casing, already treated with a natural timber oil. As with any timber product, care should be taken to ensure a long life.
It is recommended by the makers that teak oil or similar be applied to the bamboo veneer over time as the need arises when chimes are not fully protected from the weather.
It is recommended that the chimes be hung fully under protective cover or hung indoors.
To protect the Koshi from high humidity apply a coating of a colourless deck or tung oil with an added fungicide. This can be applied every 6-12 months depending on the level of humidity, or as often as needed depending on your local conditions.
A natural solution to mold can be the application of clove oil or tea tree oil. Wipe the outside of the chime with warm water, then when dry apply the natural oil.
The internal steel pins can oxidise over time with humidity, this will not affect the tuning.