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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 06-02-2012 02:00 AM 3045 reads 10 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first whirligig.

If you would like to try to make this one, here is a PDF containing templates

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 06-02-2012 02:12 AM

very cool Steve, nice project

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#2 posted 06-02-2012 02:18 AM

Very cool first attempt! And a very original design.

-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 06-02-2012 03:02 AM

Always loved whirligigs. Now I think I will make one. thanks.

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#4 posted 06-02-2012 03:19 AM

Good job Steve. You could name it Henry VIII and put Anne Boleyn on the block ;-) ;-0

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 06-02-2012 03:20 AM

Fun project. Well done video-good instruction. Thanks.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 06-02-2012 03:28 AM

@TopamaxSurvivor: I LOVE that idea! But I would make room for two other wives too!

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#7 posted 06-02-2012 08:04 AM

Ah, but now you have to figure a way to make the head drop after the ax falls. :)


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#8 posted 06-02-2012 11:07 AM

he can´t be very productive since you forgot to sharpen the axe
and that is needed if he is going to chop heads too …. :-)

nice one Steve
next time try using a perl from a neckless between the washer and the propeller


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#9 posted 06-02-2012 01:03 PM

Col job, Steve. thanks for the video! I think I will make a Molson whiligig, that way the arm with the beer will be the only thing that has to move!!..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 06-02-2012 01:25 PM

Very slick! How much wood can a woodchopper chop, if a woodchopper could chop wood

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#11 posted 06-02-2012 11:06 PM

Another COOL project! You amaze me with your band saw skills (no kidding!) You really got that looking good and detailed using the band saw. I love this project and I think it came out great! :)

Thanks for another great video!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#12 posted 06-03-2012 05:19 AM

The axe man actually looks like you too…...

-- "Projects beget projects and projects beget the need to buy new tools and that is what the cycle of life is all about." Stan Pearse, Novato, CA

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#13 posted 06-03-2012 01:22 PM

Very cool. I can definetly see this as a summer weekend project. Thanks for sharing the plan.

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#14 posted 06-04-2012 12:17 PM

Another great video!

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#15 posted 06-05-2012 02:38 AM

thanks steve ,been wanting to make on of these another great video

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