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Old 06-14-2005, 09:20 PM
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Hello. I have been wanting to build a small windmill for decoration out of sheetmetal. I was thinking of something that I could put on the roof of my greenhouse that just acts like a weathervane.

Has anyone here ever built something like this? I am just looking for a few ideas. Maybe one of you have come accross some plans for the blades or something. I found a company called Lee Valley Tools that has a book on large windmills but it didn't really have very clear plans on how to build them.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-15-2005, 12:30 PM
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Hello. I have been wanting to build a small windmill for decoration out of sheetmetal. I was thinking of something that I could put on the roof of my greenhouse that just acts like a weathervane.

Has anyone here ever built something like this? I am just looking for a few ideas. Maybe one of you have come accross some plans for the blades or something. I found a company called Lee Valley Tools that has a book on large windmills but it didn't really have very clear plans on how to build them.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
That sounds very intresting. I been around a few large windmills that were used to drive a water pump. I have always found that old stuff intresting. I haven't seen any plans for a smaller version but if I do, I will pass it on to you.

I would imagine that Grue would have some info on windmills. Any body heard from Grue?
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Old 06-16-2005, 11:30 AM
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If anyone finds plans please post them here. I have been thinking of building one to drive an aerator for a pond.

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Old 06-16-2005, 07:41 PM
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If anyone finds plans please post them here. I have been thinking of building one to drive an aerator for a pond.

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Here is a link to some useful information about windmills,


http://www.windmillservice.com/

Its a good start. Hope it helps.
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Old 06-19-2005, 12:57 PM
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Thanks for the site, it looks promising. I will look into it more when I have some free time.
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Old 06-19-2005, 08:24 PM
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tnbndr,

Check this one out.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=4557514268

Looks like something you could use.
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A pretty nice close up of the wheel itself...on the JewellWindmills.com

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Old 06-19-2005, 09:45 PM
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That is enough for me. I think I could do it. Good Picture.
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Old 06-20-2005, 09:09 PM
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Yup! Thanks alot guys!
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