Hey guys, I am currently building whirligigs for a friend of mine and I just finished assembling a model t crank start one, I was wondering if any of you would be interested in buying one, once I finish mocking up the look of the car any input would be helpful thanks Spencer
He should be cranking with the other hand.
Great idea Spencer!
I'm working on that Steve.
I'm putting the pictures of the touring car whirligig up tonight
Gosh, that's an unkind place to put the eye screw!
What if the car were turned around and the shaft went through the car, forming a crank in the usual place? The little dude could then be actuated by the crank itself, (saving him posterior discomfort).
Jerry, I just made this one to try an idea out. so far it is working out ok because I have the two arms and he looks like he is cranking it. but I will try your idea, Right now I am switching the hand he is cranking with, the crank may break his arm the way it is set up right now
Spencer, I have one I found at a craft sale a couple years ago. I was very impressed with the appearance of it. However it wore out within a year and a half. My goal is to rebuild it and put improvements in place that will keep it running for a longer period of time. It's going to take metal bushings on the shafts to make it more reliable. The other problem with the one I had was that it was made from cheap CDX that didn't hold up well to the weather. If I can find the pieces of mine I'll take some photos and send them to you in a PM.
thanks Mike, all of mine will have 1/8'' brass rod in a brass piece of tubing, I am thinking of making the bases out of that plastic board they sell at home depot. I think I need some more ideas before I go forward