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Forum topic by dschlic1 posted 09-30-2013 07:58 PM 1046 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-30-2013 07:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question cedar tablesaw arts and crafts

I want to make a wind spinner similar to many as seen on this list. There seems to be two different approaches to the size or shape of the individual wood blocks used to build them. One type uses a square profile, usually 3/4” x 3/4”. The other type uses a flat rectangular shape usually 1/8” x 3/4”.

My question is which works better? It would seem that the flat rectangular shape would be more aerodynamic.

I will be making my spinner out of cedar.

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#1 posted 09-30-2013 10:28 PM

You mentioned a list. What list? I am not sure what you are talking about making, but cedar at 1/8” thickness is not very strong, in my experiance.

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#2 posted 10-01-2013 05:29 PM

By list I meant this web site. Also I was mistaken in that most use 1/4” thick instead of 1/8”.

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