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I'm curious Paul as to the reason that you require a pin /bearing sticking out of the end of a broomstick.
For playing with whirligigs, of course!

I've yet to watch the video but I was looking for something simple.

Recent whirligig below, built from a pic found on the web. I'm still working on the linkage to free it up as much as possible. Just used a nail and a bead for turning into the wind (so far). A different one (man sawing) has a bearing from an old hard drive, he's been freely turning for a few years but it isn't level.
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@harrysin Although the video is terrible, this is essentially what I was suggesting. The difference is that he used a wedge to hold the drill in place.

Making whirlygigs means building wind driven things that often use windmills to power movement. So you might need two or more bearings to allow the mill to spin, and to allow the whole thing to swivel to face the wind. Here's a classic example, but imagine it mounted on a pole with a bearing to let it turn easily into the wind.
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For playing with whirligigs, of course!

I've yet to watch the video but I was looking for something simple.

Recent whirligig below, built from a pic found on the web. I'm still working on the linkage to free it up as much as possible. Just used a nail and a bead for turning into the wind (so far). A different one (man sawing) has a bearing from an old hard drive, he's been freely turning for a few years but it isn't level.
Thanks for your reply Paul, I'll be able to sleep tonight!
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Possible solution: I've got one of these crappy drill to drill-press gizmos. Maybe I can modify it somehow for this purpose, seeing as I haven't used it for the intended one in well over forty years.

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A center finder would also help. Here's a really simple, shop made one that might set you back a buck or two. Make a Center Finder
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