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Sinan and the Windmill

Pictures taken of the refurbishment of the historical windmill

Sinans restoration of the Windmill

Sinans restoration of the Windmill

The timber roof has been formed in the same traditional fashion they always have been and then covered in a layer of tin sheeting to weather proof it, the craftmanship is fantastic.

Sinans Restoration of the windmill

Sinans Restoration of the windmill

In this picture you can see how the sail arms are secured at the same pitch by chains.

Sinans restoration of the windmill

Sinans restoration of the windmill

The central spine gives the windmill stability when turning.

Sinans restoration of the windmill

Sinans restoration of the windmill

The sails are made of cloth but were wrapped up as the wind was very strong on the day we took the pictures.

Sinans restoration of the windmill

Sinans restoration of the windmill

The head of the windmill can turn round to get the wind from any direction.

Sinans restoration of the windmill

Sinans restoration of the windmill

From this view you can see down into the Bodrum peninsular.

Sinans restoration of the windmill

Sinans restoration of the windmill

These are the old oak ring gears and drive shafts awaiting collection from the site.

Sinans restored windmill

Sinans restored windmill

After a year of hard work the windmill has been restored to its former glory, we were unable to get inside on this trip but Sinan has agreed to send us some pictures of the interior, the windmill is lit up from the outside of a night and looks fantastic, it is hoped that if enough money can be raised then the remaining windmills can also be restored to a similar standard.

windmill refurbishment carried out by Lagoon views Architect Sinan

windmill refurbishment carried out by Lagoon views Architect Sinan

This picture demonstrates the physical size of the main drive ring.

windmill refurbishment carried out by Lagoon views Architect Sinan

windmill refurbishment carried out by Lagoon views Architect Sinan

This picture shows the rear of the main drive ring, you can see the round dowel holes that are cut square on the opposing side to take the teath of the drive cog, notice the size of the solid oak centre beam.

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