This article explains how to make a template for a spiral Wind-Spinner. To see how to make a spiral Wind-Spinner using this template click here
In short, the template is a piece of 4″ x 4″ (100mm x 100mm) wood with a cone shape at one end and a A U-shaped cutout in a member to house another member. A notch has two sides and can be anywhere along the member except the ends (unlike a rebate that is an L-shaped cut-out with one side and is always at an end or side of a member). at the top of the cone.
Rod can be inserted in the notch, held in place by a plug (A metal rod that has a head on one end and threads on the other and is used to fasten together lumber. The most common bolts used or referred to in projects within this website are coach/carriage bolts and hex bolts. or piece of round steel) and wrapped around the cone to form a conical spiral (cone shaped), hence the spiral wind-spinner.
Hang the spiral wind-spinner in the garden, drop a ball in the spiral, and you have a mesmerizing garden ornament that gives the illusion of the ball moving up and down the spiral when the breeze spins it.
The template can be shaped using just a circular saw and a disk sander, although just sandpaper with a sanding pad will do in place of a disk sander if you don’t mind a bit of work.
Once you have made the template, it takes less than a minute to make a spiral Wind-Spinner and you can use the template over and over again.
Step-by-step instructions and drawings are on successive pages, along with explanatory photos.