A little less than a year ago I constructed this whirligig using a few old metal toys. I suspended the toys below using bicycle spokes that I collect when removing hubs from rims. After putting it outside on our fence and watching the upper course of cans struggle to rotate in a good wind I realized that there was just too much weight on the perimeter. I brought the whirligig into the studio a little while ago and I've been slowly redesigning it. I just finished and put it out to spin this morning.
The new design is horizontal which fits the space under our sign better and I moved the lower toys to a separate hub and rim making it a double rotating gig. I also spruced it up with a bit of paint. I can't wait for the next really breezy day to see it fly like the wind. It is for sale. Give me a ring #360-466-2303