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Project by Aaron Chapman posted 08-05-2013 04:03 AM 3485 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I built this out of pine .I used 1/4” x 24” all thread .it is 24” tall 8” wide and each piece of wood is 1/4 ” thick by 8” long . I put sealer on it for outside use,if i make another i will put more color on it. I also used a bearing out of vcr head and it really spins in the wind most use just a fishing swivel but i like a real bearing.I just drill a hole in the center of each slat and put them all on the all thread and tighten them down with nut’s on both ends.that is it no glue or nails.

-- Aaron bellefontaine,ohio http://www.etsy.com/people/ajayswoodworking





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Pieter

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#1 posted 08-05-2013 04:49 AM

I am impressed with the size and am curious as to the size of the individual pieces of both of your entries, also how tall are they? Is their ability to spin affected by their size?

Pieter

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NoLongerHere

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#2 posted 08-05-2013 12:09 PM

Neat!

This would be a fun project for that 10 yr. old nephew that comes to visit and wants to make something in your shop and has the attention span of a about 5 minutes. Ha!

I’ve always wanted to make one for my own yard too.

I’m curious, do you use a threaded rod for the center? what size?.... 1/4”?

Did you pin nail the slats or just use glue? Did you varnish the wood before assembly?

I have some left over redwood and cedar that I want to use for this project. Maybe leave it natural without finish so it turns gray.

Thanks for a bit of inspiration.

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Natedawg4081

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#3 posted 08-05-2013 04:22 PM

I have built some of these in the past and what I used to hold it all together was just the threaded rod. Tighten the nut and it all stays together.

Still cool and a great project for the kids to help assemble and either stain or a teak oil.

-- Nathan Corson

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 08-05-2013 04:47 PM

These really make nice fun projects. Nice job.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 08-05-2013 11:02 PM

Great project. Dimensions, please.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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Aaron Chapman

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#6 posted 08-07-2013 02:37 AM

Hi Guy’s !! I’m sorry i should of put the dimensions ,they are 24” tall 8” wide and each piece of wood is 1/4 ” thick by 8” long . I put sealer on it for outside use,if i make another i will put more color on it. I also used a bearing out of vcr head and it really spins in the wind most use just a fishing swivel but i like a real bearing.

-- Aaron bellefontaine,ohio http://www.etsy.com/people/ajayswoodworking

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farmerdude

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#7 posted 08-07-2013 11:40 PM

Thank you, sir.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#8 posted 08-08-2013 03:02 PM

That looks good and fun. A great addition to the yard, very pleasing to the eyes.

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Aaron Chapman

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#9 posted 08-08-2013 03:36 PM

Thank you !

-- Aaron bellefontaine,ohio http://www.etsy.com/people/ajayswoodworking

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