Here’s a great opportunity to take a detour from the ordinary and dip your toes in the whimsical waters of folk-art projects.
Energy from the wind is directed along the shaft to open and close the mouth of the fish and move the tail from side to side. Bearings seated in posts attached to the body ensure a high degree of efficiency. The thing you may enjoyed most about making the whirligig is that it’s primarily a hand tool project. The bulk of the work is done with rasps, files, and gouges.
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- 18 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- More than 80 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Tips and techniques from our shop
- 7 full-size patterns
- Materials list. Project sources
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.