Whirlygig old man wood turner

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Project by Patrick's work shop posted 08-01-2014 12:38 AM 3171 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my entry for 2014 whirlygig wars

Please take a sec and check out my short vid of my whirligig in action
Please leave a comment
Thanks for looking. And watching

-- Patrick's work shop

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#1 posted 08-01-2014 12:57 AM

Should have given him a flannel shirt and you could have named him “Norm”. ;-)

Really great job – love the video as well.

Good luck!


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#2 posted 08-01-2014 01:29 AM

Thats great!! I love the foot powered lathe, Great design.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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#3 posted 08-01-2014 01:43 AM

Neat project—looks like a really fun design and build challenge. Geat video to show it off. Thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 08-01-2014 12:33 PM

That is so cool, hope you win.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#5 posted 08-01-2014 02:37 PM

That will be hard to beat. Excellent!

-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.

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#6 posted 08-01-2014 03:00 PM

DUDE !!!! Amazing! What fun!
Hope you win!

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#7 posted 08-01-2014 03:16 PM

Is so cool! Great great great!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#8 posted 08-01-2014 04:04 PM

Looks and works good.
Good luck with the contest.

-- Psalm 62: 11 Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, 12 and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord. For you repay to all according to their work

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#9 posted 08-01-2014 05:00 PM

I too hope you win … looks great and I love the subject …
KNOTCURSER … Norm would have a motor driven lathe, but Roy Underhill would be using the treadle. :)
Whirlygigs are great fun, I hope they never lose fashion.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#10 posted 08-01-2014 09:31 PM

You just gotta love this Guy, top job Patrick

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#11 posted 08-01-2014 10:32 PM

That is awesome! Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#12 posted 08-05-2014 08:44 PM

That’s pretty cool! You ingenuity and mechanical skills are top notch.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#13 posted 08-12-2014 08:57 AM

I got first place in the whirligig contest. Thanks everyone for the nice words

-- Patrick's work shop

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