View Full Version : How do I balance a wooden propeller?

10-16-2015, 07:55 AM
To put on a toy wind mill? This propeller is about five inches long and needs to be very nearly precision balanced. I have carved it from red cedar and intend to coat it with some kind of wood preservative before erecting it.

10-16-2015, 05:54 PM
Early wooden propellers were balanced very simply by having the center of the inner bore supported by a knife edge and varnish added to the heavier side, then the process repeated as needed when the varnish dried.