Salvaged wind mill.

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Project by Cedar Furniture Lodge posted 11-02-2014 01:35 AM 1640 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We salvaged this wind mill head that was laying under my father n laws house for 8 years. The base was unfix-able and all bent up, we sanded down the head and painted it silver. I made the base out of eastern red cedar scrap that I had in the shop. “Waste not, want not”. Now my in-laws have a nice yard decoration instead of junk.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#1 posted 11-02-2014 03:25 AM

That’s a nice little windmill =)
It’s always nice to repair old stuff


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#2 posted 11-02-2014 03:59 AM

That looks great. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 11-02-2014 12:59 PM

Great outcome to a very nice project! Well done!!

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

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#4 posted 11-02-2014 04:37 PM

I have always wanted one of these for the yard….great job on the refurb Todd.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#5 posted 11-02-2014 05:17 PM

great job todd.i’m sure the in-laws are proud of it.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 11-02-2014 07:06 PM

We don’t have these in the Uk. However I have seen many in films and on tv in the United States. I always supposed for water pumps.Could anyone enlighten me further? Alistair.

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 11-02-2014 10:57 PM

I really like that Todd. Especially the stand/frame.
Great project and I’m sure it will be loved.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#8 posted 11-03-2014 02:19 PM

@Scotsman- the smaller ones are used these days for yard decorations. We have big (and I mean big) ones that help produce energy via wind. Check out this link

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