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Ram shaped weather vane is made from tempered hardboard. It turns in the wind to show direction. Est. cost: $12.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 67, 114

Three simple windvanes.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1963 (v.53#3) pg. 57

How to make a home weather center. A look at the equipment you will need, most of which you can make, including a wind vane, hygrometer, sling psychrometer, and a rain gauge. Includes a Beaufort scale wind velocity chart and a wet and dry bulb hygrometer humidity chart.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1975 (v.65#3) pg. 52

How to build the Weather Scout weathervane.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1975 (v.65#10) pg. 36

Build a wooden weather vane in the shape of a fish.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1985 (v.75#7) pg. 65

Make a weather vane in the shape of "Jake", a bird with a large beak.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1988 (v.78#11) pg. 56

How to make a weathervane plaque from tooling foil. Patterns for an eagle, a rooster, a cupid and a train are included.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1974 (v.4#8) pg. 22

How to make a replica of a weather vane from tooling aluminum. Finished replica is mounted on a piece of weathered wood for display as a plaque. Patterns for 6 Indians and 2 horses included.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Mar 1977 (v.8#2) pg. 66

Make decorative weather vane silhouettes.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Oct 1981 (v.12#8) pg. 58

Wind monitor. Build a microprocessor-based wind vane and anemometer with a peak gust memory. Est. cost: $360 (kit).
ELECTRONICS NOW Aug 1995 (v.66#8) pg. 57

An electronic (digital) wind vane consists of an outdoor encoder and a simple indoor display consisting of a ring of LEDs at 15-degree intervals.
ELECTRONICS NOW Oct 1998 (v.69#10) pg. 41

The country look. Horse and rooster weathervanes are made from wood. Use as indoor decorations.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jul 21 1981 (v.94#10) pg. 65, 121, 122

Two weather vanes made from wood. (1) Airplane with spinning propeller. (2) Rooster. Est. cost: under $25.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #237 Mar 1983 (v.33#3) pg. 80, 82

Rust-proof, pivot-and-bearing surface for a weather vane, bird feeder, or anything else you want to be rotated by the wind.
FINE WOODWORKING #82 May-Jun 1990 pg. 20

Correct method for installing the spire for a weathervane on your roof.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1990 (v.15#6) pg. 56

Build the "tetraneon" tetrahedron, a triangular-shaped airport wind tee that is made more visible by attaching bright red strips of nylon cloth.
KITPLANES Feb 1994 (v.11#2) pg. 26

Charming soft sculptures are borrowed from weather vane designs and stitched in calico. Includes pattern for a horse and a rooster.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jan-Feb 1984 (v.29#1) pg. 76, 30

Electronic wind direction indicator.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #438 Nov 1964 (v.60) pg. 120

Weathervane cupola to dress up a roof line.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #441 Feb 1965 (v.61) pg. 90

Simple sailing ship weather vane uses a profile cut out of sheet metal attached to a wooden stick.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #538 Mar 1973 (v.69) pg. 136

Make your own cupola and weathervane. Cupola features louvered sides and a copper roof. Weathervane is made from aluminum in the shape of an eagle.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #598 Mar 1978 (v.74) pg. 76

Wooden weathervane in shape of an angel blowing a trumpet.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #631 Dec 1980 (v.76) pg. 49

Squared pattern for a "running Ronald" weathervane or whirligig.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #49 Jan-Feb 1978 pg. 150

Build your own wind-monitoring station, a high-quality anemometer and direction vane. The indicator gauges are mounted inside the house.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #68 Mar-Apr 1981 pg. 176

Weather circuits. (1) Rain detector. (2) Anemometer. (3) Advanced water detector. (4) Wind vane.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1996 (v.13#2) pg. 67

More electronic sensors. (1) Vibration detector. (2) Magnetic-field detector. (3) Tilt sensor. (4) Wind-direction sensor. (5) Reed-switch replacement.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1997 (v.14#2) pg. 73

Weather vane features two flying geese.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1964 (v.121#3) pg. 164

A three-ship carousel that is spun by the wind.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1964 (v.121#5) pg. 145

Remote wind indicator lights up indoor panel to show wind direction.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1965 (v.123#2) pg. 150

Four weather vane replicas you can build for display. (1) Leaping stag. (2) Puffing steam locomotive. (3) Sailing ship, the colonial sloop "America". (4) Indian stalking a bear.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1983 (v.159#3) pg. 98

Homemade remote sensors for your home weather station. Includes anemometor, wind vane, rain gauge and hygrometer.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Nov 1981 (v.52#11) pg. 78

Weather station includes barometer, anemometer, windvane and hygrometer. Est. cost: $6.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Aug 1964 (v.35#8) pg. 57

Build this electronic weathervane. One of 16 LEDs set in a circle lights up to indicate the direction of the wind.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 90

Game cards, transducers and experimental inputs. (1) How to attach joysticks to a computer using a game card. (2) Using various transducers to capture input data for a computer. Looks at resistive sensors, switches, slow-speed rotation, light-beam detector, etc. (3) Design ideas for a water-level gauge, simple wind direction indicator, and a tipping-bucket rain gauge.
SCIENCE PROBE! Jul 1991 (v.1#3) pg. 14

Plans for an inexpensive device for electrically synchronizing the rotary motion of two mechanically independent shafts. Used to create remote display of wind direction at home weather station from a weather vane some distance from the house.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Oct 1969 (v.221#4) pg. 134

Simple, pocket-size wind vane for sailors.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #56 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 76

Decorative wall plaques. (1) A carved stern board which features stylized dolphins. (2) A whale or horse weathervane design is a good jigsaw project.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1977 (v.1#5) pg. 11
Correction WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1977 (v.1#6) pg. 16

Four designs for wood weathervanes. They are a running horse, arrow, codfish, and coiled serpant (snake).
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1979 (v.3#2) pg. 4

Sailing ship weather vane. Replica of an early 19th century U.S. revenue cutter is made from wood, galvanized pipe, steel rod, and copper sheet.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1982 (v.6#3) pg. 40

Wooden silhouette of a prancing horse is supported by a dowel and a simple wooden base. An American folk art often called "weathervane silhouettes".
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1985 (v.9#5) pg. 51

Folk-art silhouette in the shape of a sperm whale. This 14" wooden "weathervane silhouette" facsimile is supported on a wooden dowel and base.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1986 (v.10#5) pg. 49

Arrow wall decoration is a reproduction of an antique pine weather vane featured in "The Pine Furniture of Early New England."
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1988 (v.12#2) pg. 38

Folk-art cow. Wooden profile of a Holstein cow is attached to a wooden arrow to form a "weathervane" wall decoration.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1989 (v.13#2) pg. 47

Cupola and electric weather vane. Part 1. Construction of the cupola.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1967 (v.23#3) pg. 38

Cupola and electric weather vane. Part 2. Electric weather vane. A rooster-shaped vane turns on lights in a circular dial to indicate wind direction.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1967 (v.23#4) pg. 20

Locomotive weather vane is built from either aluminum or tempered hardboard. Consists of a steam engine and tender sitting atop an arrow.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1973 (v.29#5) pg. 40

Weathervane is a two-masted sailing ship. Scaled pattern included.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1976 (v.32#2) pg. 88

Octagonal cupola with weathervane can be adapted to fit any roof.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1985 (v.41#4) pg. 4