Wooden Whirligigs

Wooden Whirligigs

With a basic skillset, some aspects of physics, and unique designs, woodworkers of all levels will love this hands-on project guide. Build 10 creative whirligigs that progress in difficulty, from simple propeller models to those with oscillating rods. With step-by-step instructions, coordinating photography and helpful tips throughout, each design is playful and full of movement that will withstand weather corrosion. Projects include flying ducks, mermaids, cyclists, and rowboats, pecking roosters, and more!

American Woodworker

A few American whirligigs were built with serious intentions. Some served as
agricultural aids — scarecrows or "mole thumpers." For example, the traditional
woodchopper whirligig produces a clicking Wooden whirligigs are an American ...

American Woodworker

American Woodworker magazine, A New Track Media publication, has been the premier publication for woodworkers all across America for 25 years. We are committed to providing woodworkers like you with the most accurate and up-to-date plans and information -- including new ideas, product and tool reviews, workshop tips and much, much more.

Action Whirligigs

Wood , Man Sawing Wood , Mule Kicking the Farmer , Milking the Cow , and Girl
at the Pump There are many patterns and variations for silhouette whirligigs . For
example , there are many ways to make the popular Mule Kicking the Farmer .

Action Whirligigs

Originally published: Whirligigs in silhouette. 1st ed. Kansas City, MO: Modern Handcraft, c1989.

Making Animated Whirligigs

Carpenter's glue and epoxy are very good ; urethane glues are excellent for
attaching wood to metal because of their sticky nature . Holding wood together on
whirligigs often requires that they also be secured with nails or screws .

Making Animated Whirligigs

More than two dozen traditional and original models of the wind-powered toys known as whirligigs appear in this how-to manual. Easy-to-follow instructions, detailed illustrations.

Easy to Make Whirligigs

If the wood is to remain natural , it should be treated with a wood sealer or a
wood preservative , then varnished . Wooden whirligigs , weatherproofed and
properly cared for , will last for years . Whirligigs should be colorful , so be free
and ...

Easy to Make Whirligigs

Complete patterns and instructions for 30 charming, wind-driven toys: Signaling Trainman, Flying Puffin, Colonial Dame, many more. Only inexpensive materials and a few tools needed. 113 illustrations.

Whirligigs

Wooden whirligigs , weatherproofed and properly cared for , will last for years .
Whirligigs should be colorful , so be free and imaginative with color . Some , like
identifiable birds , should be painted in their natural colors Although some of the
 ...

Whirligigs

Traces the history of the whirligig, provides complete plans for making birds, animals, and people, and includes tips on weathervanes and mechanical whirligigs

Whimsical Whirligigs and How to Make Them

3/4" X 4" X 9" Wood The whirligigs that were made in America 100 to 200 years
ago were made of wood. The whirligigs in this book are made of regular, three-
quarter-inch-thick #") lumber. In the lumberyard, this is called one-inch (1")
lumber ...

Whimsical Whirligigs and How to Make Them

Complete directions and patterns for creating Danny the Dinosaur, Doctor Doolittle, Johnny Appleseed, Dancing Sailor, Coo-Coo Bird, and over 25 other delightful projects.

Whirligigs for Children Young and Old

Wood The whirligigs that were made in America 100 to 200 years ago were
made of wood . The whirligigs in this book are made of regular , three - quarter -
inch - thick ( 3 " ) lumber . In the lumberyard , this is called one - inch ( 1 " ) lumber
 ...

Whirligigs for Children Young and Old

Looks at the history and structure of whirligigs, provides instructions for making both simple and more complex models, and tells how to finish and mount them

Carpenter

WEATHERVANES 1 AND WHIRLIGIGS Entitled “ Wetterweiser " from the German
meaning " weathercock , ” this ... Figure is of carved wood . whirligigs were
carved wooden figures with paddled arms that moved steadily in passing
breezes .

Carpenter


The Woodworker s Guide to Pricing Your Work

Whirligigs are mechanical toys , usually made of wood , that harness wind power
to perform some action . Nonmechanical whirligigs are similar to weathervanes .
Pricing Because whirligigs require more labor than many other woodworking ...

The Woodworker s Guide to Pricing Your Work

This practical guide helps woodworkers turn their hobby into profit by learning where to market their work and how to set the right prices and build repeat business.

A Gallery of American Weathervanes and Whirligigs

Wood , gesso , metal , painted . L. 92 " . Few whirligigs are as complex in design
as this multifigure piece . Originally it was mounted on a stand in a farmyard , and
the elaborate wind - activated mechanism was visible from the road to every ...

A Gallery of American Weathervanes and Whirligigs

Descriptions and historical background information accompany photographs of a variety of wind-powered folk art

Flight of the Whirligigs

The yard was full of brightly colored wooden birds and animals and butterflies ,
all standing on posts or nailed to the house . " What ARE those things ? " Grant
gasped . " I ' ve never seen anything like them ! ” " Those are my whirligigs , " said
 ...

Flight of the Whirligigs

When Grant and his dog, Happy, visit their friend, Mazie, she shows off her latest projects, a group of whirligigs, and the magic that occurs when the sea breeze blows.

Early American Life

... 428 - 4567 Indiana : 1 ( 800 ) 433 - 3618 WHIRLIGIGS IN CONJUNCTION
WITH OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE : 0 THE “ OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE
COLLECTION ” OF HOUSE DESIGNS Create " WIND - ACTION " wooden
whirligigs !

Early American Life


More Whirligigs

There is no reason why women cannot learn to use the tools used in woodcraft
and make whirligigs . Manufacturers ... They usually involve a large rounded or
flat piece of wood with other smaller wooden parts attached . If you do not have
the ...

More Whirligigs


Weathervanes Whirligigs

This book takes you through the history of weathervanes and whirligigs from back in knighthood days when the boys who earned the banners used them as part of their heraldic tradition.

Weathervanes   Whirligigs

This book takes you through the history of weathervanes and whirligigs from back in knighthood days when the boys who earned the banners used them as part of their heraldic tradition. The designs have also been used as totems, mascots, symbols and stemmed from both superstition and religion as well as representational origins. From the whittled wooden whirligigs of the 18th and 19th century to Walt Disney's Tower of the Four Winds, it's all here with a whole series of accompanying illustrations drawn by the author.

Country Living

v ing guild | whirligigs coun chip off the block O Unfinished pieces for future
whirligigs ( be hang in the Alfreds ' workshop . After Ted s and carves the wood to
make these individ parts , Barbara sands , paints , and antiques She also coats
them ...

Country Living


Decorative Painted Wood Projects

Decorative Painted Wood Projects

Includes patterns and instructions for creating such projects as Old Mac's farm, ark wind chime, beehive whirligig, honey bear windmill, pine shingles birdhouse, picket fence planter, and sitting rabbit garden stake

Wood Carvings

Simple wooden legs were attached to the figure of the fowl , and the whole body
was usually painted yellow to simulate the gold leaf used ... An equally important
weather - oriented item of American wood carving is the whirligig , or wind toy .

Wood Carvings


Mint Set of Commemorative Stamps

Above , two proud parents pose next to a wooden Indian in front of a Brooklyn
tobacconist's shop ( circa 1869–1877 ) . ... Homeowners set out on their lawns
tiny woodenwhirligigs ” resembling Hessian soldiers , policemen or Indian
chiefs ...

Mint Set of Commemorative Stamps


Jim Love

Youthful inspirations might include the rusted iron weathervanes and animated
wooden whirligigs that dotted the windswept plains of the Texas Panhandle . As
folk art confections , whirligigs enact comic narratives — such as sawing logs or ...

Jim Love

"This catalogue has been published to accompany the exhibition 'Jim Love: from now on, ' organized by Lynn M. Herbert, Senior Curator, for the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, April 22-July 2, 2006"--T.p. verso.