DiResta: Whirlygig

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DiResta: Whirlygig


I’ve been looking at different kinetic wind machines and I challenged myself to come up with a machine using what I had around the shop! I wanted metal because I like rusty stuff, and metal mechanisms seem to move better. This was largely improvised as I went along.

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I did know I wanted the number for the house and an axe man for the traditional look. The trees came after to balance out the profile. The fan was a shot in the dark that actually worked!!!! I did let it run for an hour or more to “break it in” and it did get smoother with time. Thank you, and enjoy!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb-uIw320TA]
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