|Project by kirbi69||posted 11-22-2015 03:44 PM||775 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
8 1/2 foot tall windmill. Made entirely from 2×4s. And one small piece of plywood. 4 skateboard bearings. Two bolts and some screws.
the bolts are 7/16 diameter i beleive and about 3 or 4 inches long. and thread directly into the wood.
the problem with skateboard bearings is their OD is 22 mm. i didn’t have a forstner bit 22mm and i didn’t want to buy one, thoe i should have. i used a 7/8th which is a tad bit too big, and made the bearings sloppy. but on the hub part, the paint actually made up the difference and the bearings fit snug. but the tail they are a little sloppy, i might be able to shim them with some scotch tape or something.