Weathervane planning

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Weathervane planning

Unread post by ZachC » Thu May 16, 2019 7:08 am

I've been working on planning a fairly simple weathervane and while I am finding a decent amount of information on the internet, there are some things I'm just not having much luck with. Does anyone here have a weathervane or know specifics about them they could share with me? The specifics I'm looking for are:

1. How wide around does the shaft need to be? From the pictures I've come across some look as small as 1/4 inch, others 1+ inch.
2. Proportions: Are there fairly standard heights for the three sections? This site shows what they use for a small or large weathervane.

I did find some general guidelines about how large the design should be based on the roof it will be placed on, but after I wet-cement-finalize the design, I will be creating a 1/8 scale model to see what issues I'm going to run into.

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