How to make a Garden Wishing Well
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Step 13: Spindle lock.
Approximately 350mm (14") above the spindle, screw in a hook or partially hammer in a nail and bend it up in a hook shape.
Hang a 600mm (24") length of light chain from the hook. When the handle needs to be locked in place, the chain can be wrapped around the handle
and back over the hook.
This is ideal to hold the bucket in the 'wound up' position.
Step 14: The rope and bucket.
Author: Les Kenny
Tie one end of a length of rope to the spindle, the other end to the bucket handle and that's about it.
Don't forget to throw in a coin and make a wish!
All done. Eazy with a "Z"!
Editor: Maree Anderson
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From Olivia Redding in Sophia N.C
My son and i have just built two wishing well's.
Look's great, very easy to make, instruction's very easy to follow.
What a wonderful wesite, thank's Buildeazy looking forward to more job's from this website.
Clare and Ray
Hi, I build the wishing well following your plan to hide the real artesian well head. Thanks for the free plans, it turned out nice and was easy. Use the photos as you wish.
Jean Labelle, Quebec, Canada
Thanks so the plans, with the help of them we created this beautiful wishing well. It cover our septic tank cover and is easy to move if need be.
I wanted to cover the pipes from our well so I used your plans as a guide.
I sawed our aerator tank in half and placed that over the pipes so I could use it as a backing for my left over fence boards.
All I needed to buy were screws and strapping. Everything else was left from the fence.
I used a 5-gal paint bucket for the backing of my wooden bucket and PVC pipe for the crank.
I really like my wishing well. Thanks for great instructions, even though I improvised.
Here are my pictures.
Beverly from Naples, FL
Thanks for the wishing well plans !!! It was a fun and easy project !!
I changed the roof design a little by using cedar shingles.
We had never built anything before, but we found the plans for the wishing well and gave it a try.
We were so happy with the outcome that we scaled down the plans
and made two small wells for our mothers for Mother's Day.
I recently built your Wishing Well and Bucket, here is a picture of it
in my front yard. I would have a couple of suggestions....#1 - I would
cut the inside paling so it reaches from the ground to the point inside
the roof #2 - for those who have trouble getting the circle to go
inside the bottom, lifting it with a hydraulic jack with a short 2 x 4
Here is a picture of the wishing well planter that I built from your free project plans.
I have made a few changes to fit my taste, but it is your plan that I built it by.
Thanks for the plan, You may use any of the following photos (if you wish) to show my finished product.
Rick Hopes Eureka,Utah
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