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Wind Indicator  - 90 Deg
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Wick Style Wind Flags
Some Tools You will Need
Just Some Thoughts

Drill Press  (Lathe is Handy)
Good Drill Press Vise
Good Set of Drills
Tap and Dies No. 8 & 10 x 32 
            24 or 28 will work.
Hacksaw with fine blade
Small Rat Tail File
Small 1/2 Round file
Single Edge razor blades
600 grit wet or dry sandpaper for polishing parts.
Hot Glue Gun and/or Epoxy Glue

A disk Sander is handy for rounding ends of channel and putting flats on the aluminum rod..   (I am lazy in my old age.)
Note:  Do not use a Bench Grinder with aluminum!   The wheel could  shatter!!!!

I use a lathe to thread and polish the 5/32 S/S rod I use for the shaft that the flag rotates on.   I also use it to cut the grove for the retaining 'C' clip.  That being said A drill press will do just as good a job.

I also use a band saw to cut the Coraplast & Styrofoam,