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318                          IDEAL HOME LIFE
boring a hole, then taking the jig saw from the frame, passing it through the hole, replacing, and sawing. The rod which holds the vane is made of three pieces of 2-inch wood, two pieces nailed on each side of the tail. These pieces should be long enough to come below the tail about three inches. Be­tween them is inserted a third piece similar in size, except the length as shown in drawing B. Through this third piece is inserted a rod on which the vane turns. To better balance the vane, you may put on the arm a piece of sheet lead fastened with a screw as at G.
There is hardly a boy who at some time does not love to whittle and .make things that "go." There are all sorts of weather vanes from the one shown in Figure 27, drawing A, to very elaborate ones that are made on Cape Cod. Any boy near the coast will want to make "The Happy Jack," which is a sailor lad with arms stretched out and a paddle on each arm. This figure revolves on a rod and the arms turn as soon as any wind touches him.
Connect the wheel and the tail with a piece of wood 3/4 inch by 3/4 inch by 10 inches. Screw the wheel to one end of this with a 2-inch No. 8 r.-h. screw, and in the tail piece cut a
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