Mine actually split anyway, so I put in some wood glue to tighten things up. However, I think the shorter propellers are less dramatic.
The further back you hold the toy from the end with the propeller, the easier it seems to be to get the propeller to reverse. The exact number is not important, it just happened to be how many I cut. Mark a hole in the center of the end of the notched stick nearest the notches with the awl. Most people will not see this because your hand is moving fast and will not figure out the trick. This would be considered a big act of kindness!
Oh Man! I must've led a sheltered life because I never heard of a gee haw whimmy diddle before seeing this instructable and only came here to find out what the heck one was. This drilled hole should help avoid splitting.
The better balanced the propeller, the easier it will be to spin, obviously. Share it with us! This is not a deal breaker, but it ads that special something. I Made It! Notice how my index finger is over the notch-stick. I tried with a smaller log and large propeller. All one needs to do is to find a willow tree, a small screw, and then get busy!
Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. For a youngster like myself, this was too much to process. While rubbing the propeller-stick with the stick-stick, the propeller rotates.
Often called a "Gee-Haw stick", it's an old toy made of two sticks. In the old days, when driving mules, the teamster might holler "Gee! The rubbing stick should match, but be straight.
By saying, "Haw! Minecraft Class. Good luck making one.