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Whirligigs, a marriage of whimsy and precision. How a whirligig works. Whirligig materials. Plans for the "Close Shave" (barbershop) and the "Saturday Night" (bath) whirligigs.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Mar-Apr 1989 (v.5#2) pg. 31

Four action toys you can make. (1) Bernie the bobbing bird. (2) Flying Ignatz. Lollipop-like posts that turn as lead sinkers slide down the sides of the frame. (3) Candle-powered whirligig. (4) Little Deuce coupe, a rubber band powered wooden car. Plans may be ordered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1976 (v.54#11) pg. 105

Photos of five decorative "things that go round in the wind" made from sheet aluminum and scraps of pine.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1977 (v.55#4) pg. 119

Cock of the Garden wind ornament. Estimated cost: $22.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 73, 120

Windsock is appliqued with windmill and tulip designs. Est. cost: $14.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1986 (v.64#3) pg. 80, 160

Folk art whirligigs and whimsies. (1) Racing stallions, (2) Swan-in-a-pond pulltoy, (3) Barnyard rooster, (4) Bloomin' tulips, (5) Fighting cats. Full-size plans can also be ordered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1987 (v.65#5) pg. 102

Dragonfly wind catcher. Est. cost: $16.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1987 (v.65#7) pg. 77, 126

"Ollie Octopus" wind sock. Est. cost: $19.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1987 (v.65#7) pg. 82, 134

Giant sunflower whirligig.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1990 (v.68#8) pg. 134, 136

Cardinal whirligig.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1987 (v.77#11) pg. 56

Five easy-to-make turn-of-the-century toys. Alternating figures, acrobat, tumbling clown, rope-climbing bear, and traffic cop whirligig.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1983 (v.6#11) pg. 14

Four wind-driven garden ornaments are designed to rotate on a heavy wire stand to act as weathervanes.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1984 (v.7#10) pg. 10, 28

Three wind toys: a clown, a caterpillar and a baseball player.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1986 (v.9#9) pg. 50

Just Ducky. A duck-shaped yard ornament with wings that turn in the wind.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1991 (v.14#7) pg. 29

Mountain-climber whirligig. Two techniques for mounting a whirligig are illustrated.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1996 (v.20#1) pg. 59

Whirligig features a standing fiddler and a seated guitar player with moving arms (when the wind blows).
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1998 (v.21#7) pg. 49

Tumbling Hearts windsock.
CRAFTS Feb 1991 (v.14#2) pg. 20, 53

Gaelic welcome windsock. Failte, the Gaelic word for welcome, is needlepointed on plastic canvas above a lucky horseshoe and shamrocks. The canvas in formed into a tube and a cascade of green and white ribbons stream from the bottom.
CRAFTS Mar 1991 (v.14#3) pg. 72, 51

Leprechaun hat windsock.
CRAFTS Mar 1995 (v.18#3) pg. 64, 51

Hugs and Kisses Whirligig centerpiece. Flower, crafted from painted wooden shapes with X's and O's on each petal and "Hugs and Kisses" in the center, is planted in a painted clay pot. Lollipop look-alikes are painted with Valentine sentiments. If placed in the wind, the flower whirligig will twirl.
CRAFTS Feb 1999 (v.22#1) pg. 24, Insert

Whittle up a whirligig. Photos of antique whirligigs plus instructions for building the Butter Churn whirligig.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Mar 1982 (v.13#2) pg. 72, 103

Santa-face windsock.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Nov-Dec 1993 (v.20#6) pg. 66, 41

How to make a whirligig. Pattern for a man turning a crank is furnished.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Apr 1980 (v.11#2) pg. 42

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

Whirligig features a dutch windmill and a row of wooden "tulips" on the windvane.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jan-Feb 1990 (v.34#1) pg. 78

How to sew a windsock from bright colored nylon.
HANDMADE #13 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 110

Bonzo and the Whirlipigs. Whimsical backyard wind device is built from wood and has a clown standing in the center with acrobatic pigs on each end.
HANDMADE #13 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 112

Whirligig is shaped like a man in a top hat.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #631 Dec 1980 (v.76) pg. 49

Windsock and wind ornament is a profile scale model of a P-51 Mustang. Made of Styrofoam and foam-core board, it features propeller blades cut from a 1-gallon plastic jug.
MODEL AVIATION May 1991 (v.17#5) pg. 36

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

Build a whirligig wind vane. Three designs shown. Washerwoman, woodchopper and wood sawer.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #71 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 116

Tips on determining the proper pitch for propellers or blades used on animated weathervanes.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring 1979 (v.10#1) pg. 4

How to make old-fashioned pinwheels to scare off birds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1984 (v.31#1) pg. 77

"Flying Duck" weathervane has rotating wings.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1972 (v.137#3) pg. 144

Roadrunner whirligig. Includes a table saw jig to help cut the kerfs in the propeller hubs safely and efficiently.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #56 Sep 1990 (v.10#2) pg. 30
Correction POPULAR WOODWORKING #57 Nov 1990 (v.10#3) pg. 7

Lady in the garden whirligig. She waters her flowers as fruit swings from tree branches and a smaller bird whirligig "flies" nearby. Pennsylvania Dutch barn hex designs decorate the blades of the propeller.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #65 Mar 1992 (v.11#5) pg. 59, Insert

Flag-waving Uncle Sam whirligig also incorporates a eagle motif as the rudder.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #67 Jul 1992 (v.12#1) pg. 59, Insert

Heading south. Whirligig features a Canada goose with flapping wings and a rudder in the shape of a thunderhead.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #69 Nov 1992 (v.12#3) pg. 36, Insert

Forever turning whirligig. A man appears to be turning the propeller, but the reverse is actually true.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #71 Mar 1993 (v.12#5) pg. 27, Insert

Tip on using T-nuts as shaft bearings for whirligigs.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #72 May 1993 (v.12#6) pg. 10

Dashing Dan whirligig shows a commuter rushing to board the Long Island Railroad for his daily ride into New York City.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #73 Jul 1993 (v.13#1) pg. 72, Insert

Wind-powered whirligig causes the jaws and legs of a Tyranasaurus Rex puppet to move.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #83 Mar 1995 (v.14#5) pg. 62, 33

The sawyers whirligig. A cross-cut saw is pulled back-and-forth across a log by two lumberjack figures whenever the wind turns the propeller.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #100 Jan 1998 (v.17#6) pg. 73, Insert

Garden windmill ornament. The tapered, octagonal base (tower) requires learning to cut compound miters on a table saw.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #109 Jul 1999 (v.19#3) pg. 58, Insert

Whirligig features a gardener shaking his hoe at cabbage-munching rabbits.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #14 Mar 1990 (v.3#2) pg. 24

Easy-to-build mobile in the shape of a trumpeter swan. The plywood wings flap up and down in the wind.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #22 Jul 1991 (v.4#4) pg. 14

Putting for par whirligig features one golfer putting and another holding the flag.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #26 Mar 1992 (v.5#2) pg. 26

Blowing in the wind. Whirligig craftsman Andy Lunde revives a colorful folk art. Includes instructions for the woodworker, an arm-waving whirligig.
WOOD MAGAZINE #16 Apr 1987 (v.4#2) pg. 38

Triplane whirligig is modeled after the World War I Fokker triplane. Features a rotating propeller and a flapping pilot's scarf.
WOOD MAGAZINE #70 Jun 1994 (v.11#4) pg. 38

Two whirligigs from history. (1) Leonardo da Vinci's helicopter. (2) Wright brother's Kitty Hawk flyer.
WOODWORK #14 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 62

Whirligig in the shape of a World War I biplane. As the propeller revolves, the pilot moves up and down in the cockpit.
WOODWORKER Jun 1991 (v.95#6) pg. 616

Racing catboats. Four model boats with metal sails are mounted on the ends of a cross-arm assembly. The go round-and-round as the wind blows.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1978 (v.2#3) pg. 11

Flying duck whirligig has wings that revolve in the wind.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1981 (v.5#3) pg. 18

Windspinner. Spiral-shaped decoration twists in the wind.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1985 (v.9#2) pg. 43

Woodchopper whirligig.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1985 (v.9#2) pg. 44
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1985 (v.9#4) pg. 6

Kicking donkey whirligig. Donkey appears to kick the bent-over gardener as wind turns the propeller.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1986 (v.10#2) pg. 46

Wood sawyer whirligig.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1987 (v.11#2) pg. 42

Fisherman whirligig. A fisherman moves his pole and line up-and-down as the wind blows. A fish attached to the line also moves.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1991 (v.15#4) pg. 44

Construct a spiral spinner from popsicle sticks.
WORKBASKET Apr 1984 (v.49#6) pg. 56

Color in the wind. Make a colorful windsock by combining a nylon cylinder with colorful streamers.
WORKBASKET Mar 1990 (v.55#5) pg. 26

Make a colorful windsock. Instructions for one to knit, crochet or sew.
WORKBASKET Feb-Mar 1995 (v.60#3) pg. 12

Working gnome windmill is also a weathervane. As wind turns the blades, a gnome-like figure turns a crank. The whole unit turns as the wind direction changes. Made mostly of metal.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1982 (v.38#5) pg. 116

Make spiral shape "whorlwinds".
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1985 (v.41#4) pg. 30
Added Info WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1988 (v.44#5) pg. 26
Added Info WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1986 (v.42#1) pg. 21, 22

Oil well pump whirligig. Build this American classic design from easy-to-find, inexpensive materials.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1989 (v.45#4) pg. 22
Correction WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1989 (v.45#5) pg. 8
Added Info WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1989 (v.45#6) pg. 9
Added Info WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1990 (v.46#1) pg. 6
Added Info WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1990 (v.46#5) pg. 4

"Roy at his Workbench" whirligig.
WORKBENCH Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.51#6) pg. 38