Windmill Flower

A simple flower made from pine with a bolt through the middle. The bolt rotates in a brass tube that is fixed to a pine upright.

Windmill Flower

 

The petals were cut from a piece of 45mm x 45mm pine with a bandsaw. I simply cut thin curved pieces of wood, then stacked them up, drew a petal shape on the top piece and again cut this out using the bandsaw.

The petals were sanded and where they were going to fit to the flower they were all sanded at a slight angle. The petals were all arranged around a 12mm thick circular piece of pine and glued in place and then sandwiched with another disc of pine on top that had been sanded into a dome shape. A 6mm coach bolt was placed through the centre.

I found a piece of brass tube that fitted the bolt perfectly and would allow it to rotate. The upright “stem” was drilled to take the brass tube and the tube was glued into the stem with superglue.

The leaves were cut from pine in much the same way as the petals. All in this took me around 2 hours to make.

The angle on the petals turns the flower into a windmill that will rotate in a wind – just a little touch.