Posted February 10, 2011 - 10:26 AM
The windmill is going up in the corner where the ground is climbing uphill.
I cut a square of ground out so I can put in a mounting base for the windmill.
The underside of the edges of the cut out area are supported with blocks of wood that are glued in place.
Then I cut out a block of wood that sits down into the hole.
The edges of this block are trimmed with wood strips so they fit the contour of the ground.
Then the top was sanded smooth and coated with a thin layer of spackling putty.
The putty was stained to make it look like old concrete and four holes were drilled for the legs of the windmill to fit into.
A round area around each hole was painted black to represent base of the mounting pads for the windmill.
I took the pump handle off a O-scale water pump and mounted it in the center of the concrete pad.
The bottom 1/2 inch of the legs on the windmill were also painted black to represent the mounting pad pipes sticking out of the concrete.
I used a piece of mig wire from the welder to mount in the top center of the windmill and in the top of the pump for the pump rod.
Here's how it looks all finished.
The whole windmill and base can be removed by itself.
I'm making a wood water tank to set in front of the windmill.
The water tank is mounted and I built a concrete water trough to carry the water from the pump to the tank.
Posted February 10, 2011 - 10:28 AM
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Posted February 10, 2011 - 11:18 AM
All I can say is, You ae Amazing!!!
Very nice work.
Posted February 10, 2011 - 06:52 PM
If you imagine things a little bit, your wash tub, sitting in the back ground of one photo, almost looks like a giant water tower.