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Scrap wood mini wind spinner

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Project by snoman1973 posted 06-20-2013 07:44 AM 2719 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is a spin-off (all puns intended) of a much larger wind spinner my father made from oak and walnut. In making the pieces for that he had some roughly 1/8 in. thick slats of both woods left over so I went nuts on the band saw making (30) 3/8” x 1/8” x 3 1/2” pieces and set to drilling. The center threaded rod is 6-32 all-thread and the brass pieces are thumb nuts. Unfortunately the local Lowes hardware didn’t have any 6-23 screw eyes so I had to go with 5-32 (they didn’t have any 5-32 all thread either :-P) Since a 5-32 to 6-32 coupler didn’t exist I made one from a small piece of oak for strength.

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....





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#1 posted 06-20-2013 03:13 PM

Cool and fun nice work

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#2 posted 06-20-2013 03:52 PM

First thought was Oh I can use that idea as a project for my Sheltie club annual specialty show auction; that is painting a sheltie on each side. I have never made a spinner like this before, so the question is why are the holes offset between strips? Also why not in the center?

Thanks for the idea!

Pieter

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#3 posted 06-20-2013 04:35 PM

The holes weren’t drilled off center. :) They were drilled in the center then I took the stack of slats and and cut the angles on each side all at once on the band saw. After assembling it, it made it off center and a bit wobbly so next time I won’t do the angle cuts.

-- The wood often tells me what it wants to be... great... now the voices in my head have company....

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