Category: "Watson Mill"

Watson Mill - sails, part 3

by brae  

Continuing work on the windmill sails.  I've done some research on windmills and a fair bit of virtual sightseeing, but I am by no means an expert.  I am also not planning a precise model, though there are some remarkable works out there.  The first one… more »

Watson Mill - sails, part 2

by brae  

Continuing work on the windmill sails.  I did a foam core board mock-up the last time I worked on the mill.  These give me the measurements I will need for each piece. Before I do all the work of cutting tiny pieces of wood to make a true sail frame, I… more »

Motivation

by brae  

I am gearing up for the next project.  I am feeling motivated and still in the mind to mini, which means I didn't push myself too hard in that last week of Ye Olde Taxidermist like I did last year with Otter Cove.  :D  I have a few things in the hopper.… more »

Watson Mill - sails, part 1

by brae  

I cut a front wall from foam core board to determine the setup for the sails. I don't want to drill a hole, have to move it and be left with patching issues on the wood board. I mocked up a back wall for now as well and taped the motor in place. I can make adjustments to this wall as needed.… more »

Watson Mill - motor, part 1

by brae  

Before I even begin to build, I need to figure out how to power the sails for Watson Mill. The mechanical setup will determine how much I alter the open back to disguise the power source. As I mentioned, this tutorial from Bruce Hirst used a motor from… more »

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