Windmill Restoration April 2009

Dave starts work on the parking area, which we have positioned in such a way that parked vehicles are not visible from the road. We used stone for the base from an old quarry on the farm.

The sails are taken to the galvanizers at Hereford. It will be a far better job to have them galvanized rather than just being painted as the galvanization process ensures that, not only the outside, but also the inside of all the hollow sections get treated.

Bob fits the rack & pinion mechanism, the fantail now winds the cap around to face the wind, and it seems to work just fine.
The original mechanism would have required 750 turns of the fantail for one complete revolution of the cap, whereas ours requires 2240 turns. It is far lower geared which has the added benefit of producing a very smooth movement.