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Project by georgieporgie posted 10-30-2016 04:10 AM 555 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Lumberjocks! My first post is a windmill that was inspired by Patrick’s Workshop. The tricky part was ensuring the 12 blades would be properly spaced around the hub. I used the indexer on the lathe to mark points at 30 degree intervals, and then I used these marks to align the hub on the table saw jig. The hub is made up of three layers of 1/2 inch baltic birch, and the blades are poplar. I put on a few coats of enamel paint, but we’ll see how well this holds up to the weather. Take care, George

-- - George: Richland, Washington

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#1 posted 10-30-2016 01:35 PM

Great project George. Nicely executed. Keep us posted on its “weather-ability”.

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#2 posted 10-30-2016 10:23 PM

I think you just need a starting point for the hub, without an indexing lathe would this work six a six blade prop? 60 degrees

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#3 posted 10-31-2016 01:44 AM

Yeah, I think that would work perfectly. You could even split each angle using the compass if you wanted 12 sides.

-- - George: Richland, Washington

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#4 posted 10-31-2016 02:43 AM

Nice looking project. I think your solution worked out well. As a suggestion, I might have just wrapped a piece of paper around the hub, made a mark where the full circle was, then just flatten the paper out and divide the distance between them into whatever number of blades you would like to have.

-- Joe - - When 10 million people believe in a dumb idea, it's still a dumb idea.

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#5 posted 11-04-2016 02:37 PM

Great project, would like to make one someday, the idea of making the slots in the hub is great. Thanks

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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