Saturday, December 29, 2012

Hula Whirliygig

Even though Christmas is over I'm still playing in my woodworking shop.
However these photos were mostly shot in my brothers shop. He and my sister in law love Hawaii so I made this for them.

Here are a few shots of the construction.

Here is a close up of the mechanism that makes the hula skirts move when the wind starts blowing.

Just as in my other whirligigs, the green block has skateboard bearings inside that the propeller shaft runs through.  This makes it spin with barely a puff of wind.
I love making these things.  
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    1. Hi Kev, it is fun indeed working in my little shop. I sometimes feel as if I am in Santa's toy shop.

  2. So neat! I bet they love it!!!!

  3. Your so talented, love seeing what you come up with! A very Happy New Year to you and yours :)

  4. What a wonderful gift for your brother and sister n law! I'm sure they were tickled pink with it! You have great talent and a generous heart to go with it! Blessings to you and Connie for 2013! Happy New Year! Roxie p.s. I wish I could actually see it work! I'm sure it is something to see!

  5. That's really cute! I've never seen one with dancing Hawaiian girls. Sounds like you have a lot of fun making these and put a lot of love and care into them. :-)

  6. This is really cute!! I hope that you had a great New Year!!

  7. Hula girls now 'WOW' your so talented Steve :)