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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