I have made two Whirligig. They are both on this page.
1. Model A and Model T Whirligig (Nov 2014).
I made this for a friend in Texas. It is actually her design. The model T in front is being cranked by her husband, while the Model A is being push. Her and their dog are waiting for the fun ride ahead. Both figures are propelled by a fan in front. This Whirligig is 28" long with a 14" diameter fan.
This is a video of the Whirligig. (It will take you to YouTube.) Click on the picture to the right.
2. See Saw Whirligig (May 2014).
I made this whirligig in May 2014 for a friend in Texas. She sent me a picture of an antique whirligig and asked if I could make one similar. This whirligig is 26” tall, the fan is 18” in diameter, and made of a variety of wood. The fan is made of Tupelo, the seesaw and figures are of Basswood, the green box and stand of pine. It is painted in water-based acrylics and then roughed up. I purposely scratched the wood and sanded some of the corners lightly, and also used some light oak stain to fade the acrylic pain to give it an old time look.