Wooden Windmill

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Project by papaken115 posted 08-20-2014 02:20 PM 2599 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been playing around with the idea of making a windmill from wood for several years now. I live out in the sticks and you would think that I could find a windmill to copy but all of them around here have been converted to solar. That made me go from memory, so here’s my creation. This is constructed from pine scraps that I had laying around. Hope you enjoy it.

-- Ken, Red Hill, New Mexico

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#1 posted 08-20-2014 03:42 PM

Looks great, would be interested in rough dimensions. Will this be placed outside?

-- Pete in NC

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#2 posted 08-20-2014 03:55 PM

Thank you. As for dimensions, the legs are 7-1/2” apart, the tower stands 22” tall, the fan is 9-1/2” in diameter and the base is 9-1/4”. The hub is 1-1/4” in diameter. Overall, it is about 27 inches tall. The “well casing and pipe” are copper tubing 3/8 and 1/4 and the “pump rod” is made from 1/8 brass brazing rod. This is purely an indoor project.

-- Ken, Red Hill, New Mexico

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#3 posted 08-21-2014 12:57 AM

Very well done and “well” scaled as a bonus.

Some of those are still working in some more rural areas. The national grasslands in se North Dakota still uses some.

I did not think to take pictures of them when I used to go there.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 08-21-2014 03:16 AM

now thats is too cool .great job

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#5 posted 08-21-2014 12:44 PM

very nice!

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#6 posted 08-21-2014 02:42 PM

Thank you everyone for all the comments and views. Actually there is a windmill museum about 50 miles from here in Pie Town. Too far away to justify driving there for a project though.

-- Ken, Red Hill, New Mexico

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