How to Make an Awesome Kinetic Wind Sculpture

This video shows how to make an awesome Kinetic Wind Sculpture for the backyard.

I’ love these wind spinners, but they can cost hundreds of dollars. This build cost about $100 bucks; Booyah!

Thanks to Kevin Caron for all of his tips and tricks from his YouTube Channel – link below!
https://www.youtube.com/user/kevincaron

Music Used In Welding Segment = Think Tank by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Artist: http://audionautix.com/

50 Comments

  1. Abhay Garg on May 21, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Hey rick great job. I would just like to know some tips for a more complicated kinetic sculpture as i have build one for a public park. some references as to the process of construction would be great. Again a great job mate!

  2. E Sh on May 21, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Wow, so beautiful!

  3. Jackson Lee on May 21, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    It is the perfect project for me to use my powerarc welder on. My wife will love it.

  4. Jay Hortenstine on May 21, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Great job !

  5. Les Roberts on May 21, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Nice job, is it balanced?

  6. Gord Craw on May 21, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Beautiful I would like to make one of these so I would like more info on the bearings such as the size and how you mounted them.

  7. Annette Reed on May 21, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Looks great! I love the way it looks when it spins.

  8. Nelson Neto on May 21, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Do you want sale?

  9. Ifihada Hammer on May 21, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    1: Invest in thousands of dollars of equipment.
    2: Gain a working knowledge on how to use it all.
    3: Make stuff.
    4: Try not to lose any extremities.

  10. Jackson Lee on May 21, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    My wife wants me to make one of these for our backyard with my everlast welder. Those look awesome with a slight breeze going.

  11. KillerKane on May 21, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Very nice! I enjoy a large shop with machining and forging capabilities. I have always wanted to make wind sculpture. Finally at 61, your video gave me a muse.

  12. Tom C on May 21, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Great job. It looks really nice.

  13. Janice Shaffer on May 21, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    would you share your design measurements of the rods to get the perfect rotation?

  14. Albion Watts on May 21, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    What is the length of the arms please.

  15. Coleen Dupriest on May 21, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Beautiful

  16. Phillip Taylor on May 21, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    This is freaking amazing!!! How’s it looking after 7 months? Would you do anything different or add anything to it?

    This is so inspiring and informative! You didn’t complicate anything, and the dumpster find was perfect for the job(and I’m sure a huge timesaver)!!! I’m sure it would have looked great with the hammered look but I’m assuming that it would be a lot more time consuming and the pieces wouldn’t have been identical.

    Booyah!!!

  17. metalmorphist on May 21, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    I believe I’ve seen your work in the past. Subbed at Tim’s (Big Dog) recommendation. Wondering at what wind speed does it begin to rotate?

  18. Umar Rabbani on May 21, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Kind sir,

    I am looking for someone to manufacture several turning directional bearing bases for a spinning sculpture cut from steel. It would need to be anchorable into the ground and support about 500 lbs of weight. I wish for it to be directional, only counter-clockwise, and it would be best if it had a mechanism to park it from spinning. WOuld this be something you would take on or can you recommend someone else? 

    Thank you very much.

    James McConnell

  19. Emily on May 21, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    Fun to watch but not I formative. What tools, make/model are you cutting with?

  20. Scot Campbell on May 21, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    Very nice. I need to learn to weld.

  21. Vaughn Thomas on May 21, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Nice job! Simple and effective!

  22. Dol l on May 21, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Beautiful!

  23. East Coast Marine on May 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Nice looking, but how well does it truly work? It is extremely top heavy and would not be very stable if a moderate wind gets it to spinning any faster than you had it spinning. Wouldn’t you agree?

  24. Lee Williams on May 21, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    AWSOME

  25. Demitrios Vekk F.Z. on May 21, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Thank you for showing us how it’s made!

  26. YunaOnHome on May 21, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    God that’s some brutal construction did it move with the wind or was it too heavy?

  27. Emily Kokay on May 21, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    Do you think one can make a sculpture similar to this out of plastic, wood, or aluminum? Something maluable without a foundry

  28. Michael Oxman on May 21, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    Beautiful sculpture and great, easy to follow video. I especially like how you anticipated the use for a found object! Thanks for posting.

  29. tom thompson on May 21, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    just a thought , if you had beaten the ends of the rods flat where they touched the paddles , would have been easier to weld , or rivet

  30. Annemariels on May 21, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    Watching it spin is so soothing! How about recording it for about ten minutes and making a relaxation video? I wld watch it all the time!

  31. Loz Harrop on May 21, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    looks fantastic Rick, you did a great job there mate,

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  33. D Boucher on May 21, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Great job Rick. Kinetic sculptures are a fantastic art form, and you have it mastered. As some of the comments state, I’ve finally got some time in my life to take on a project like this. What do you think about "Ye Olde Fart Forge"? Keep up the great work!

  34. Albion Watts on May 21, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Excellent, but would have preferred to see it in red..against the green of the trees..beautiful.. Just saying…

  35. ahnclsal on May 21, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    What Is the angle between each support to generate the effect

  36. ahnclsal on May 21, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Are all the support arms same lenght ??

  37. Freddie Trollabyte on May 21, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    Awesome first attempt! I’d be proud as all get out if this were mine. Next time I’d see about getting the thing radially balanced. How much wind before it starts spinning?

  38. Lyne Tripp on May 21, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    What are the different sizes of paddles?

  39. Claire Rabjohn on May 21, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    I like it!

  40. BHUDI MANDAYANA on May 21, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    I like it

  41. Patti Locke on May 21, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Ya said well boys. .. But im a lady sculpturest. I love welding . i have a huge woodshop and cant wait to make one of these. Thanks. There so cool

  42. Brenda Taylor on May 21, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    Can’t you just use large serving spoons? I don’t have a welder. And I’m looking for a easy way.

  43. John Doubleday on May 21, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Practical Inspirational….thanks for the video. Can I ask please, how does it handle very strong winds?

  44. Andres Skliarevsky on May 21, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Congratulations! I love it!

  45. Timothy Mech on May 21, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Outstanding!! I want one! How much?

  46. sachin Devkate on May 21, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Super sir
    How the direction fix of blade arm on pipe please detail

  47. Anthony Kent on May 21, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    Beautiful work my friend so pleased Tim at Big Dog Forge sent me over . Anthony Kent HAWK woodlore knives UK

  48. John Holmes on May 21, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    Bloody good job Mate!

  49. jesse mansfield on May 21, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing!

  50. Paul Smith on May 21, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Amazing skill sir, truly enjoyed your presentation.

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