Fish Whirligig

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.



What You Get:

  • 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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