Top - Moon Winder
Left Side - Colour Wheel Moon Winder
Right Side - Buzz Saw Moon Winder
Alternate Names - Although the version of this toy with teeth would usually be referred to mostly as Buzz Saw, the name Buzz Saw, Button or Disc on a string, and Moonwinder are all names for the basic version.
The MOON WINDER or BUZZ SAW is a form of “noise toy” that has been used for hundreds of years by the Eskimos, as well as by South American Indians, who called the toy a “mou-mou”. By the early 19th century this “noise toy” had become a popular item in both Europe and America. The small wooden disk ( of various sizes and shapes) is driven by a cord and the oscillating motion of the disk can be increased or decreased. At high speeds it may give a low growl or sing like buzz a saw.
As seen from the photo, the Buzz Saw and Moon Winder have both been redesigned to be larger and much easier to use.
A strange way to use a moon winder
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Click Here to see a video demonstrating the Walnut Moon Winder. Just work the strings, and watch it spin. Although there is no sound on our demo videos to make them load quickly for you, it does make a whistling sound when spun rapidly.
To watch Faire Tyme Demonstration videos. Each browser and windows program will be different, so please adapt these instructions to your computer.
Fire Fox - Double Click on the Video Link (the word "Here"). If it does not load automatically, click "Browse" and when programs screen loads, select the video program. Click on one of those programs and in a few seconds you will go back to the browse screen with the program now Highlighted. Click ok. When player loads, click the start arrow if it does not start automatically.
Internet Explorer - Click on video. If it does not play automatically, click save and scroll through files to save to your desktop. Then, go to your desktop - the screen you see when you turn on your computer. LEFT click on the file and it will probably play. If it does not, then RIGHT click on the file and then click "Open With", and on next screen click "choose Program". Click on Quick time, or if you do not have it try Real Time Player or Windows Media Player, which ever works. After looking at the video, go to your desk top and RIGHT click on the file and click delete and the file will be gone
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