With the onset of warmer weather in Minnesota comes the opportunity to work in the garage once again without freezing my fingers. So while taking advantage of this, I decided it was time to try a new project type – a whirligig.
What’ is a whirligig you might ask? Simply put, its something that spins in the wind. Think a pinwheel – though those are kids toys… For me, I decided to go the route of a yard decoration.
A whirligig could be anything really, an airplane, a person, a wheel, an animal… So many options, so what should I start with? Why that’s simple – a penguin with spinning fins as it goes sliding along it’s belly. But why was that the obvious first choice you might ask? Simple – the penguin is my wife’s favorite animal. So it only makes sense to make something for her to start.
Here are a few pictures of the first whirligig project.