|Project by Steve||posted 07-28-2014 03:04 PM||717 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
I made this Whac-A-Woodworker Whirligig for the Whirligig Wars 2014 contest hosted by Laney Shaughnessy and Steve Ramsey. It’s based on the Whac-A-Mole arcade game. It has 5 propellers that turn independently in the wind, which makes the woodworkers pop up randomly. It thought it would be cool to have a whirligig that you could interact with, instead of just watching.
It’s made from a 4-foot piece of 1×12 pine. I used Rustoleum 2X spray paints, which spray on really nicely with good coverage. The overall size is about 25”w x 11”h x 11”d. The propellers are small at 8” wide to keep the whole thing smaller, but they work well at pushing the pistons up.
I featured woodworkers who inspired me to start making my own woodworking videos. I grew up watching Norm. Laney, Steve, Marc, and Matt were the first woodworkers I followed on iTunes and YouTube. I’ve learned so much from them about woodworking and making videos. So thanks to them!
If you’ve never tried to build a whirligig, I recommend it. It’s a different kind of challenge and it’s a nice departure from trying to make everything straight and square.
Thank you for looking at it! Steve :)
-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA - http://www.TheCarmichaelWorkshop.com