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Pointing Hand Wind Vane

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For centuries craftsmen and merchants have used a carved pointing hand to direct customers to their shops. Later Monty Python used the pointing hand in their cartoon sketches. It means the same thing as an arrow pointing “this way”.

    Inspired by the past, Dave used a chainsaw to carve a 1’x2’x3’ pointing hand out of red oak. An up-cycled industrial swivel caster wheel mount serves as the pivot point. He attached a birch bark sleeve to catch the wind and cause the hand to point into the wind.

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