Making Animated Whirligigs

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Courier Corporation, 1984 - Crafts & Hobbies - 131 pages
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The handcrafted, wind-powered toys known as whirligigs have enchanted observers for centuries with their whimsical images: birds with spinning wings, people waving their arms, and countless other fanciful figures. In this volume, an expert at designing and making whirligigs shows both novices and experienced woodcrafters how to create more than two dozen large-scale animated models.
The author's easy-to-follow discussions of design and construction covers key elements such as the propeller and driving mechanism and features step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations. Best of all, these projects require no elaborate tools and only the most inexpensive materials.
Choose from both traditional and original models, including the functional variety (weather-vane whirligigs, a mole chaser, a bird scarer, and more) as well as purely decorative types: the Gooney Bird, Tony and His Wheelbarrow, Eleanor at the Tub, Pete Sawing Wood, the Moon Ship, and others. Assembling these imaginative creations will provide you with hours of satisfaction and will delight viewers.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER
6
CHAPTER
11
Weather Vane Whirligigs
13
Other Figures
19
Construction
39
The Gooney Bird
46
Anne at the Pump
52
CHAPTER 7
59
Waving the Flag
68
Pete Sawing Wood
74
Propellers and Stands
80
CHAPTER 10
87
The Bird Scarer
94
Platform of the Railcar
131
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