Spinnekop (windmill) #1: Preparations

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Blog entry by JobK posted 08-29-2020 02:01 PM 456 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After building a new woodworking workshop last year I was searching for a new project to build.
Being a miller (voluntarily, hobby at Deelmolen or Grevensmolen) and after building a small windmill before.
I wanted a new challenge. So I went on the internet looking for some nice drawings of a windmill I could make in miniature.
And so I stumbled op un these drawings (sheet 1) and sheet 2)

After doing some research I also found some old pictures of the now demolish windmill (back in then 1950’s)

This looks like a nice project to build at a scale of 1:10. The mill will end up just over 90 centimeters.
I will be making some changes as notes on the drawing state some bad repairs and because I don’t want to use concrete for the foundation and ground work. This will also be made in wood like it probably was at the building of this mill.

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#1 posted 08-29-2020 02:53 PM

Nice to see your contribution here on LJ Job. Sometimes I consider to draw a windmill in Fusion360 and maybe your contribution makes this possible.


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#2 posted 08-29-2020 06:38 PM

I saw a near copy of that windmill last fall in the Netherlands. It was built in 1480 and it still works, although usually only once a year as a demonstration. Here are some pictures.

(It wouldn’t fit in one picture)
Also, look at the internal structure and workings.

Those beams are oak, roughly 18” x 18” and you can get the scale of the gear wheel by looking at the lady in the lower right of the picture. Pretty amazing. Hope you can make yours work like that – after 500 years.

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