Posted February 01, 2012 - 11:40 AM
I actually take a break from my tractor projects in the winter since I do NOT have a Heated Garage to work in. But i get a lot of enjoyment out of making Wooden Mechanical Whirligigs. I have made over a dozen of them so far and it's a lot of fun. I's a perfect combination of Mechanics & Woodworking, two of my favorite hobies and it keeps me busy. they can be a great learning project to work on with the kids to.
My Wife also helps out with all the painting. Here is a sample, this is the Civil War theme Whirligig I just compleated.
I posted a 3 part series on You Tube if you care to watch, on the process of making it.
This video is the finished Whirligig being put to the test for the very first time.
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And leave it to Kenny to always have the right tool at hand:worshippy1:, I can never find my "roundtoit" when I need it, may make an extra copy to keep on my desktop:smilewink:
Oh and one last thing Don?
How do you get your whirligigs to sound so good AND stay in tune:bigrofl: Couldnt resist, sounds good, the background music reminds me of the sounds at the local festival we attend twice a year.:smile1:
Posted February 05, 2012 - 06:49 PM
Thanks, I never use Patterns at all, just make it up as I go along, from sketches of pics I found on the net. or in old books...the great thing about "Folk Art" is, the less detail, the better it tends to look.
Regarding the Choice of Music.........Don't you Know That....
On the 8th Day, God said, "Let There be Music" And Behold,
The Banjo & Fiddle Were Born. (Bluegrass Music Rules)
Edited by DanO, February 05, 2012 - 09:00 PM.
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Posted February 05, 2012 - 11:44 PM
Being in the weather and wood working hobbies those are right down my alley. Many years ago as a teen I made a weather vane and little windmill. But they succumb to the weather pretty quick as I did not make them very rugged. Always been one of those things on my list to try doing again someday.
Posted February 06, 2012 - 12:54 AM
Thanks for sharing.