The Art and Craft of Whirligig Construction
by Gabriel Zuckerman

Softcover
215 x 280mm
96pp

Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA

R.R.P.$24.90

ISBN 0-7643-2359-8

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Extract from back cover of book:

Over 50 color photos, 80 patterns and mechanical drawings, with clear, concise, step-by-step instructions, reveal all the reader must know to successfully create twelve original whirligig projects made from wood and/or metal, including imaginative, original designs that all will enjoy. Each project has been designed, built, and tested by the author to ensure success.

The detailed text provides tips for simplifying layout and construction techniques, the proper use of bearings and balance to spin whirligigs in minimal wind, along with practical woodworking, metalworking, and decorating techniques. This book is a must for every craftsperson with a flair for things mechanical!

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial

Contents

General information
Introduction
How it works/General design
Propellers
Drive train and mechanical components
Cogwheels
Rudders and cowls
Post pivot and pivot block
Materials
Finishing
Parts and patterns
Stand construction

Brushing Up
Superstar
Fiddler
Cyclist
Moonwalker
Jogger
Uncle Sam
Bush with a Butterfly
Buggy Ride
The Concert
Planetary Exploration
Time and the Day

Appendix


Jogger


Uncle Sam


Bush with a Butterfly

 


Buggy Ride


The Concert


Planetary Exploration


Time and the Day