The tutorial contains a set of photographs, shows the whole process of making and assembling a wooden whirligig «Cardinal birds» with moving puppet figures.
PDF printable template.
You can print a PDF template for cutting birds figures
out of wood and then follow step by step in the process of making a weather vane.
The tutorial is designed for beginners who like to make something from wood.
The tutorial assumes the use of the simplest hand tools for woodworking -
a hand saw, or a jigsaw, an electric drill, a vice, a metal saw, pliers.
You will also need waterproof glue and acrylic paints for painting wooden surfaces,
all weather varnish.
Teaching material in the form of a set of photographs.
How to make your own weather vane with moving puppets figures on it.
For those who like to make mechanical crafts from wood.
For self-production of complex weather vane using the simplest hand tools.
Can be done in your garage or backyard. Painting with acrylic paints. Everyone likes funny weather vane. Can be done with children or with elderly people.
Table of contents:
Wooden part "Crankshaft"
Wooden part "Main axis"
Base of Whirligig
Wooden part "Bird support"
Fretsaw templates: Cardinal Bird (Black and White) PDF PNG
Fretsaw templates: Cardinal Bird (Color) PDF PNG
Fretsaw templates: Tail and nest. (Black and White) PDF PNG
Fretsaw templates: Tail and nest. (Color) PDF PNG
Connecting base of whirligig and main axis
Making male bird
Attaching the Male bird to the base
Permanent wired connection
Slit in the base for the tail
Attaching the tail of the whirligig
Making tail (Another version)
Installing the tail of the whirligig (Another version)
Making Female bird
Finding balance of the whirligig
Making support for base
Making support for base (Another version)
Key words and phrases:
girouette anime en bois
Fähnchen, Wetterfahne, Windfahne, Turmhahn