Windmill toy

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Project by GerardoArg1 posted 07-01-2014 07:20 PM 1341 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone.
I commissioned a while ago, if I could, make a windmill. It was to give to a child, who was entranced whenever she saw a real one.
From there on he was thinking how. It had to be something small and lightweight to be a toy. At the same time it had to be durable enough not to disarm the first blow.
Choose to bend the fins, since thus would have an entire table and gave me feeling of being more resistant. These are pine.
The bracket also had to be tail light and resistant (pine), so opt for a system of curved wood, which by straining in opposite directions, were very resistant.
The tower system is kiri, which is also very light and pretty tough.
All this was to work so I got to make adjustments and other details that are common in any projects.
Before starting the construction project review published in LJ and I were very helpful. So I knew I was to make the wheel first, then their proportion in the queue, and finally the tower.
I hope the binge it to their liking and will last a reasonable time.
Thank you all!
Big hug.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#1 posted 07-01-2014 07:50 PM

Muy bonito Gerardo. Creo que les va a encantar, y verlo girar durante horas a la vez!

Very nice Gerardo. I think he will love it, and watch it spin for hours at a time!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#2 posted 07-01-2014 09:32 PM

You did a great job on this and I am sure the child will LOVE it.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 07-02-2014 03:37 AM

She should love it. Nicely done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 07-02-2014 02:16 PM

muy bueno Gerardo! como doblaste las palas? con vapor?


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#5 posted 07-02-2014 09:55 PM

Thank for coments! Big Hug.
Gepantino! Si amigo. Mas que vapor…las meti en una olla con agua a hervir directamente. Habia intentado simplemente con dejarlas en agua durante un dia, pero no me dio resultado y se partian.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#6 posted 07-03-2014 12:27 AM

que bonito! que tal gira?, las helices que hago yo casi nunca me giran, dicen que por que soy zurdo me salen al revez!

saludos y suerte el Sabado.


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#7 posted 07-04-2014 12:59 AM

Interesting project that some child will be very happy to receive ! Good job !

Bien hecho Gerardo ! Felicitaciones !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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