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  1. Wind-Works

    Hopefully the judges will go ape over these gorilla gadgets..a couple whirly toys for the outside. First up is a new creation of mine, at least I've never seen one…A new style of weathervane. There is a little of the summer contest left on this one too as it is all recycled. Some leftover...
  2. "Black Knight" WWI Whirligig

    This is one of the first WWI Whirligigs I made about two years ago. It is modeled after a German tri-plane, the Fokker, which is often linked with the famous Manfred von Richthofen, better known as The Red Baron. It earned a reputation as one of the best "dogfighters". ------------ My love of...
  3. 1915 Spad- Camoflage

    This whirligig is modeled after a French WWI plane produced by Societe Pour L'Aviation et ses Derives or SPAD. Renowned as a sturdy and rugged aircraft. Flown by the American ace, Eddie Rickenbacker. ------------ My love of building WWI whirligigs all started when my wife and I moved to...
  4. Fokker Tri-plane

    The famous German tri-plane often linked with the famous Manfred Von Richthofen, The Red Baron. This one I like to leave with a natural wood finish. ------------ My love of building WWI whirligigs all started when my wife and I moved to Tehachapi Ca and noticed right away that there is almost...
  5. Spitfire Whirligig

    This model Spitfire marked my expansion into building WWII whirligigs. The Spitfire was Britain's premier fighter aircraft. Using this plane the RAF saved the United Kingdom from coming under Hitler's rule. It was the pilot's of this airplane that gave rise to Winston Churchill's famous quote...
  6. Albatross D VA

    My latest whirligig, the "Dragon Slayer", formed the bulk of the German air force. Two-thirds of the Baron Von Ricthofin's (AKA The Red Baron) 80 kills were in the Albatross.
  7. Rooster In The House

    This rooster heralds the beginning of my woodworking experiences. It was the weather vane in Dad's backyard raspberry patch many years ago. After Dad passed on, the rotted post collapsed, and the rooster began to rust. I found it in a pile of stuff in the garage, and refurbished it. With a...
  8. Blogs
    WWI Whirligigs Hey everyone! I have recently opened up a shop on Etsy.com to sell my wooden airplane whirligigs. I have so much fun making them, and love learning the history behind each model I build. I have recently moved into the business of selling them, as i cannot possibly fit anymore...
  9. Blogs
    New Youtube Video! Here is the link to a new video I shot of my personal Sopwith Camel Whirligig in action!
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