Just to make clear one more thing: This is not a plan for a weather vane, but patterns for weather vane silhouettes in digital form only. These can be edited or scaled in any CAD or vector software, and they can be cut by hand or using a machine (manual or CNC).
All the weather vane silhouettes have been drawn using images from the following old books:
- Weathervanes by Todhunter (Published 1924)
- Beautiful ornaments for home, farm, cottage (Published 1920)
- Handcrafted metal ornaments for your home and garden (Published 1950)
Should the given choice of silhouettes not make you absolutely happy, you can easily draw any other you prefer. Find a picture that you like, import it into a 2D CAD or vector software and trace its contours. The procedure is the same as with the making of scroll saw or papercut patterns.