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post #1 of 7 Old 05-23-2009, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone!

Hi everyone!
I've never worked with wood in my life, and don't know anything about it yet. I'm planning on making something... kind of strange...

I want to make a whirligig. I have absolutely no idea how to make one, but I'll ask later. This is just my "hi!" post.

Oh, and I'm between the ages of 13-18, just so you know.

So, hi, everyone!
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-23-2009, 11:08 PM
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Welcome, I don't do much with wood either but I love visiting here. I'm a picture seeker. I am amazed at some of the beautiful pieces of hand crafted furniture that people post here.
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Welcome, I don't do much with wood either but I love visiting here. I'm a picture seeker. I am amazed at some of the beautiful pieces of hand crafted furniture that people post here.
Yeah, I saw some really good pictures before... Hopefully I'll make things like that soon too.
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post #4 of 7 Old 05-23-2009, 11:33 PM
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Welcome theusername. For the benefit of us poor antipodeans, can you tell us what a "whirligig" is And be careful, starting off in woodworking can seriously damage your social life leading to spending many lonely (but happy) hours in the workshop.

You can lead a horse to water but a pencil must be led.
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Welcome theusername. For the benefit of us poor antipodeans, can you tell us what a "whirligig" is And be careful, starting off in woodworking can seriously damage your social life leading to spending many lonely (but happy) hours in the workshop.
I only want to make a whirligig and I'll be done :)
And a whirligig... is... uhh... wait just a second...

Here it is!
This is a video of 6 really good ones. I want to make one kind of like those but simpler-ish.
They use wind that blows on it to make it move
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post #6 of 7 Old 05-24-2009, 04:39 AM
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Aaah! Gotcha! How about a simple "Road Runner" with articulated spinning arms and legs? Some folks have them here modelled on one of our native birds - the Pukeko - which is about the size of a chicken but only half as intelligent. I'll try and find a pic to post. And don't think that once you've tried woodworking it'll let you go that easy

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post #7 of 7 Old 05-24-2009, 06:35 PM
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wouldn't know where to tell you to start on that, but they are neat. None are made only of wood. Are you wanting to make something original or copy something. Studying an item you can usually figure out how to make it or find some plans for it. I made the chickin pecking thing from woodsmith, nothing original about that. Dean
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