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Project by David Hacke posted 06-23-2012 07:15 PM 1439 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Windmill I buitl for a friend after her little one got ruined in a wind storm. 8’ tall to the pivit point and 40” from blade tip to blade tip. the center of the blade hub is a hub out of a dollie tire i blew out and pivit point is a 10” lazy susan. the base is 36” x 36” the top is 11” x 11” Blades are 10” x 15” tails are 10” x 24” beam is 4” x 4” x 32” wood hub is 10” with a 4” wheel hub mounted in it. Balanced blades by running screws in there tips tell it would not rotate on its own to heavy point in no wind.

-- Dave, Kelso, Washington





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bowtie

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#1 posted 06-23-2012 07:54 PM

nice job, something i’ve wanted to build for a while.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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TNwoodchuck

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#2 posted 06-24-2012 01:01 AM

Looks great! Thanks for the details. I especially like your repurposing of some items. Looks like you used cedar??
I really want to do some experimenting with wind generation and this may be a starting point. Or, it may only be a project to satisfy my wife’s desire for the aesthetics of it at our home in the country.

-- Chuck near Nashville - “All you are unable to give possesses you” (Andre Gide)

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kizerpea

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#3 posted 06-24-2012 01:03 PM

that would make i good project blog…..if u would care to do that for us…thanks

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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Alexandre

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#4 posted 06-24-2012 01:07 PM

Where the windmill propeller is, put a small generator so the propeller powers the generator and you should get enough to charge a battery.

-- My terrible signature...

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DaddyT

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#5 posted 06-26-2012 08:21 PM

That’s awesome !! Got any more pics ? Or the blog thing sounds good 2!!

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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David Hacke

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#6 posted 06-28-2012 09:31 PM

I cant post more pics right now I am working out of town and I have already deliveredit to a friend i
I made it for. If you want more pics of any specific things on it let me know and I will take them when I go there I have two chairs and a hope chest to finish for them in trade for an old truck.

-- Dave, Kelso, Washington

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DaddyT

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#7 posted 07-12-2012 06:55 AM

Would like some pics of how its all brought together if ya can, I got the general idea but would still like to see how you did it. Thanks

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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