I realize there are elaborate weathervanes of all types and subjects that have been around for years but not too many that were made mostly with a pocket knife as kids. Yes it's unbelievable we were allowed a pocket knife around age 6.
So if it's ok to re-live my childhood just a little bit, I'll continue to make a few of these and give them away to kids for their dad to mount on the old fence post.
By the way. The design has changed just a little since we made them of lath with a single prop and straight tail fin. And one never puts wings on them for fear of lifting the fence post they mount to.