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Popeye Whirligig

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Project by BigFoot Products Canada posted 10-12-2011 03:37 AM 3379 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My FIRST Whirligig. It took me forever to figure out how to make the gears and rowing mechanism so that it all synced. Others that I’ve seen used a WORM gear but they are EXPENSIVE. So I used involute meshed ones.
Anyhow.. it’s Popeye and Olive Oil. Popeye rows the boat when the wind blows..:)
A video link: Popeye Whirligig
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#1 posted 10-12-2011 04:28 AM

Nice first Whirligig!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 10-12-2011 06:29 AM

Nice demo video on your project…......

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 10-12-2011 02:07 PM

Pretty darn COOL!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 10-12-2011 02:12 PM

Nice I havent seen one in quite a while.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 10-12-2011 02:47 PM

Popeye was another one o my childhood heros. very kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#6 posted 10-12-2011 04:12 PM

Sweetness!!! Too nice to let sit outside.

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#7 posted 10-12-2011 05:49 PM

Wonderful!

I’d like to see some closeups of the gearing mechanisms.

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#8 posted 10-12-2011 06:17 PM

Russ… I got the idea for the gears here.. Gear Link
This guy has a great site for things he’s made. If you look at this jig of his you will get the idea.. JIG
Once I decided what would work I cut them out with my laser. I made many sets till I finally got the right one’s to work together.

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#9 posted 10-12-2011 09:07 PM

Looks good!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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