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The Art and Craft of Whirligig Construction

The Art and Craft of Whirligig Construction

Gabriel R. Zuckerman

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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!

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 53 color & 80 b/w photos | 96 pp
ISBN13: 9780764323591 | Binding: soft cover


Gabriel R. Zuckerman has been designing and constructing whirligigs since 1983 and has written several books and articles on the subject.