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Mothers Day - Dancing Birds Wind Spinner

Spinner - Assembled and Installed in Yard

Spinning Bluebirds

Spinning Bluebirds

Unpacking and Assembling the Parts

In the box, there was a pole set, that screwed together to form a long pole with a three pronged foot stand. The bottom pole has a knee and foot, and the second piece has a hole to go over the bottom pole. The notched hole fits over the other knee and holds the pole securely upright.

Then, the other pole screws to bottom pole and is secured by a small screw. Assembling the spinner, involves unpacking the seven bird branches, and removing the plastic packing from them. There are four birds on each branch. Each branch is secured to the spinner with a short machine screw, which is attached from the bottom. You start with the top set of birds, and work your way to the bottom set of birds, because... it is because the screws are inaccessible if you start with the bottom set of birds, the bluebird tails are very sharp and you will get cut if you try to turn the screws inside two sets of birds. Live and learn. I had to remove my first two sets of birds, and start over. You should do it the correct way. Smile.

Two and Two Makes One - Where Have I Heard that one Before?

Open box. Unpack the birds. Two small branches. Two medium branches. Two large branches. One very large branch. Screwdriver, screws.

Poles. Pole top. Pole bottom.

Spinner. Spinner top.


Birds

Birds

Poles

Poles

Da Da Da - Instructions -

No written instructions. Just pictures.

The Instructions

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Assembly of Bottom Pole

Instructions show the piece being placed on the top and drawn to the bottom.

Instructions show the piece being placed on the top and drawn to the bottom.

On it goes.

On it goes.

Down to the bottom.

Down to the bottom.

The Wrong Way to Assembly Birds - Wrong - Wrong - Wrong

Do not assemble the bottom bird first. You will cut your hand off, plus, your screwdriver will not fit between the birds

Do not assemble the bottom bird first. You will cut your hand off, plus, your screwdriver will not fit between the birds

Still Wrong!

Still Wrong!

See the problem?

See the problem?

The Correct Way to Assemble the Birds

See how the final screw is easy to reach.

See how the final screw is easy to reach.

Attaching

Attaching the poles together is a somewhat simple process of screwing the two poles together.

Small screws for securing the threading once it is completely twisted together.

Secure Screws

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First secure screw.

First secure screw.

Second secure screw.

Second secure screw.

Almost Done

The little pointed top is added for decorative purposes.

It's threaded, so simply screw it on.

Then, find a location in your yard, tap the forked end into the ground, and then, enjoy the spinner. The wind will turn it.

Attaching the Topper

Topper

Topper

Threaded hole

Threaded hole

Target area for topper

Target area for topper

Turn and tighten

Turn and tighten

Spinner complete

Spinner complete

Installing at Location

If you've ever used a shovel, the installation is similar to using a shovel. You lift up the loose prongs, and place your foot on the primary prongs and press down into the dirt. After the prongs are level with the dirt, tap the loose prongs into the bird and step them down into the dirt. Make sure the grooved top is lined up before you start.

Press down, and voila, spinner is ready to spin into your hearts.

Install at Location

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Comments

Char Milbrett (author) from Minnesota on May 10, 2019:

Hi, Mary Norton! Thank you for your comment. If I lived closer, I'd help you assemble one. We are practically neighbors, the way it is. Smile. Ontario and Minnesota, that is.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on May 09, 2019:

I love it very much but having to assemble things now, I just don't look forward to another one. Still, it looks so beautiful.