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August 12, 2017 18:07

Weathervane with their hands

How to make your own hands vane

Before you take up the manufacture of a weather vane with your hands, you need to explore it device.Clearly, this is not the most simple design, if you remember about the original function of the device - in his time he was one of the most necessary for sailors and actively used for its intended purpose.

Immediately it is worth noting that in the manufacture of a weather vane with their hands can not do without welding.If welding is not at hand and get it impossible to use the brass spike.

Weathervane with their hands

Drawings weathervanes own hands

Before starting work, prepare the draft of the future product.Drawings weathervanes easy to find on the Internet, as well as photo weathervanes, made with your own hands, you just choose the right model.

main elements are weathervanes axis (support) and the housing.It is from the combination of these elements depends on how it will behave in your home-made weather vane.The principle of operation of the device is as follows - in the case is based on the bearing axis, by which rotates attached to the housing cover wind rose.As

axis wind vane is typically used for steel rod about 15 mm in diameter and 5-12 cm in length. For such a support bearing often take 2 cm in diameter. Based on the bearing size must be chosen for the pipe body.That is, the pipe, where we will have to score a selected bearing.For this purpose, a piece of suitable length of 13 cm and a diameter slightly less than 2 cm (about ¾ inch).Now, when ready all basic materials, you are ready to go.

Drawings weathervanes own hands

Make vane own hands

  1. In the first place we have the body.In the lower part of the pipe segment designed for the housing, to drive the bearing.It is necessary that the bearing joined with a noticeable resistance, otherwise we will have with the help of a soldering iron to increase the diameter of the bearing and try to score it.
  2. Thereafter, the upper housing is threaded, which is needed to secure the housing cover.
  3. When the body is ready, start working with the support.According to the factory settings for the selected contact bearing support for rotation of the rod should be 9 mm in diameter, so with the help of turning tools (or, in the absence thereof, coarse emery) carefully grind our support to the required size.
  4. prepared the axle and the body can be taken as the wind rose and the housing cover.The cover can serve as a plug for our tube diameter, which is easy to find in the construction market.This plug is necessary to weld criss-cross two thin metal rod up to 20 cm, which, after installation of the finished product will indicate the direction of the wind.For this
    to attach the ends of bars of sheet metal welded letters (not thicker than 1 mm), indicating the compass.From the same metal fabricate a protective visor to protect a circular body of water and weld it directly over the lid.
  5. Tighten the housing cover with welded before the wind rose.In the lower part of the body, place the prepared support and check if the body rotates well.If there are no problems with the rotation, you just have to decorate your homemade weathervane.Typically, the figures are used to decorate the image of cats, roosters and ships.The selected figure carved from sheet steel welded to the axle, and if you want to paint the desired color.