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How to make a Spiral Wind-Spinner [Table of contents below]

A template for a Spiral Wind-Spinner

template for a Spiral Wind-Spinner

This article explains how to make a template for a spiral Wind-Spinner.

template to guide the rod for a wind spinner

See how to make a spiral Wind-Spinner using this template on the previous page.

This template is made out of a piece of 4" x 4" (100mm x 100mm) wood 40" (1m) long.
In short, the template is a piece of 4" x 4" (100mm x 100mm) wood with a cone shape at one end and a notch at the top of the cone.
Rod can be inserted in the notch, held in place by a plug (bolt 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.

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