Back when Matt made me my CPVC swift, I did a lot of research on what sorts of DIY swifts other people had come up with. Wrote it all up nicely in an Excel spreadsheet and then sat on it for a year. Ahem. Anyway, a recent comment on the CPVC swift entry prompted me to finally get around to posting the spreadsheet. While I love my swift, making it is not going to be for everyone. In my research I found swifts made from lazy susans, Legos, Tinker Toys, coat hangers, lamp shades, plastic pipe and good old-fashioned wood. Enjoy!
DIY Swift Comparison Spreadsheet (Excel) - last updated 2011-07-01
A few of the links have gone bad since I first compiled the information. Rather than deleting the bad links, I've just crossed them out -- there may be another way of finding the content.
I'd love for this to be a living document, so if you know of a URL that you think should be included, please let me know, and I'll try to keep the spreadsheet up to date.