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Whirligigs have nothing to do with routering I realize but just fun stuff that makes people smile when they see them. Made from plans I bought online just so I could see how things went together. Now that I see how things work, I'll try to come up with an original idea. I do like the "Roy in his workshop" whirligig though.
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"It's just a hardened oz or two of metal, sharpened to a razor edge, spinning at 24,000 rpm.....what could go wrong?"
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I like it.
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Dave I have always liked whirligigs and your is no exception. Now I would like to make one or three. I can't see what makes her pump water. Maybe I am not looking at it right.

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I like it too..

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Dave I have always liked whirligigs and your is no exception. Now I would like to make one or three. I can't see what makes her pump water. Maybe I am not looking at it right.
Hi, I love them too, and this is a really nice one. The mechanism is run from the shaft from the propeller, which is mostly hidden in the base. If you look at the opening on the base, you can see a simple cam. The rotation of the cam drives the girl up and down. I wonder if it is direct drive, or if it is geared? We get 30-50 mph winds regularly out here in the Mojave, and direct drive would really get that little girl going.

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Only thing I'd add is a wooden bucket under the spout., maybe with a plant that cascades like water overflowing.
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Nice job Dave, they are a lot of fun to make special when you start to come up with your original ideas,
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Dave I have always liked whirligigs and your is no exception. Now I would like to make one or three. I can't see what makes her pump water. Maybe I am not looking at it right.
The crank that she is attached to is hooked to the propeller to the far right. The wind turns the propeller and crankshaft and she moves in a pumping motion. I'll take a better picture that shows the propeller
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The top picture shows the "crankshaft" that goes the full length of the base, this one is for "The Hummer Of Summer"
The bottom picture hopefully helps you see what makes her "pump" Dave
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I haven't had time to play with these yet, but I found a great book on the topic:
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I haven't had time to play with these yet, but I found a great book on the topic:
Its hard finding plan books that have good plans. Is this one a good on Tom?

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