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Project by WoodworkingGeek posted 1280 days ago 1297 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my windmill blade I am experimenting with. It’s made from spruce and with knots in it so it’s just a prototype. I’m going to use some sort of hardwood without knots because knots weaken it and will possibly break. Shaping was sort-of hard because I started with a 2 by 10 And did all of the shaping with a electric hand planer.
Thanks for reading
-Matthew





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Chris Davis

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#1 posted 1280 days ago

That’s cool.

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#2 posted 1280 days ago

Is looking good – I am interested in seeing more.. Will you be using a car alternator to create the current? Or have another idea?

Thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 1280 days ago

Be sure that all the blades are as identical as possible (weight, weight distribution, aerodynamic shape, etc.) to avoid excessive vibrations.

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#4 posted 1280 days ago

thanks for the advice. I’m probably will use a car alternator to create the current.
Thanks
-matthew

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#5 posted 1280 days ago

Why not just get a prop from a propeller shop? That balancing is going to be critical. Any shimmy will probably destroy any setup you got.

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#6 posted 1280 days ago

Good job. I’ve tried blade shaping with little to no luck. On some sites I have seen them make the blades from a section of PVC pipe cut out long ways. It may be an easier alliterative.

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#7 posted 1276 days ago

I have built a few wind generators, looks like your off to a good start

-- Ray

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