pattern for metal garden spinner

linnea56(z5 IL)July 18, 2006

Does anyone know where to find a pattern for this? I'd like to make one of those metal yard art spinners. I have not seen one except in pictures so can't figure out a pattern. I know it's made by taking a circle of thin copper and cutting some kind of compound spiral into it, then pulling it apart to "expand" the metal. I don't mean the kind that ends up looking like a corkscrew, nor the one that is concentric circles. The one I want looks like a sphere in outline, except you see "S" shaped metal strips connected to the top and bottom.

Thanks!

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momamamo

Hi there. Google "wind spinners" and you might find your answer. Good luck!

    Bookmark   September 5, 2006 at 6:55PM
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linnea56(z5 IL)

I did google it. Lots of places to BUY one, but still no clue as to where to find a pattern to MAKE one. I need to know what kind of cuts to make to have it open up into a sphere. I've been playing around with designs, but it's trial and error. Since I've seen the exact same item, as far as design is concerned, offered by numerous companies, there must be a pattern out there.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2006 at 8:50PM
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momamamo

I agree. Someone can help you somehow. I did some more googling on your behalf, but found nothing. It occurs to me this morning that you should ask your question in Garden Junk. I looked at that forum and they're into sharing ideas, etc. Good luck! Maureen

    Bookmark   September 6, 2006 at 6:27AM
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linnea56(z5 IL)

It was very kind of you to make the effort. You see what I mean, though: 10-15 pages of google hits, and no patterns! I had this idea back in July. and yours was the first response. I posted on other forums, including metalworking, with no results so far.

I don't remember if I tried Garden Junk, I'll go check. Thank you for trying.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2006 at 11:23AM
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louisewilson

IF YOU FIND A PATTERN, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I AM AS INTERESTED IN FINDING ONE AS YOU ARE. THANKS SO MUCH, AS ALWAYS, Louise

    Bookmark   September 11, 2011 at 12:48AM
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slowlane(7)

Just happened to be browsing by and noticed this thread. Google "How to make wind spinners." When I tried it, I got tons of good results :)

    Bookmark   September 11, 2011 at 4:50PM
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