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Redwood windmill

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Project by Patrick's work shop posted 01-07-2014 01:55 AM 1543 views 4 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I made this windmill out of a redwood beam I reclaimed from a job demo. I built the stand then I made the windmill to match the size.i made a jig for the tail .the hub is three pieces glued up with water proof tight bond. Each blade is weighed to the same weight before glue up so that it is balanced . It took a few days to build did not cost much for materials .red wood is a good wood for windmills. Easy to cut and sand. Last a long time in the elements this was a fun project If you are going to build a windmill I think you should make a couple for prototypes first to get all the kinks out. This is my 8th one I made each one gets better as you refine your skills. Good luck to you on you build.
I have sold some of these for one hundred dollars each to buy tools that I need ,I still need more tools

-- Patrick's work shop





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#1 posted 01-19-2014 03:21 AM

Wow! A lot of good things with this project. Reclaimed wood, yard art and a money maker! This will be a great project to try.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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