Today I helped my brother John install the blades onto our dad’s 8 foot Fairbanks-Morse Model 45 windmill that will sit atop a 40 foot mast.
Mill head with rotor attached
Installing the blade sections, each section has 3 blades.
Holding the wheel in place so John could fit the sections in.
Not all sections were straight, so John had to use some brute force sometimes even pry bars to get the bolts in the holes.
Completed wheel. Next step, Installing the vane