Marriage of Whimsy and Precision

Whirligig Scroll Saw

BY NICK ENGLER AND MARY JANE FAVORITE here is, perhaps, no other form of folk art quite so typically American as the whirligig. This simple wind toy evolved long before the discovery of the New World you can find references to ' vhirlvegigs in medieval manuscripts. But nowhere were they quite as popular as in America. From our beginnings, we were a nation of tinkerers and inventors and these miniature wind-driven machines struck a chord in our collective soul. Just as the intricate lines of a...