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wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14971
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 10 4:55 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Lorrainelovesplants wrote:
He is a clever bunny......he suggested an armillary - you know all different planets and stuff moving with the wind....
I told him not to be a smartarse - it would get knicked.

He's drawing me some gate designs for the private lilypond area out back.....never has a minute to himself.


I think copperwould be feasible if it was a recycled tank....then not too expensive for it to get flattened out and cut.


An armillary would be a marvellous present for my husband. Roughly how much do you reckon that would be?

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6514
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 10 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Would need to see a piccy and size.....

people want different things, but basically its the work....it would be complicated, so longer time = higher cost......


will speak to his majesty and try and get a ball park figure...

Toffer



Joined: 01 Nov 2009
Posts: 247
Location: Sutton St Edmund, Lincs
PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 10 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Do you think you could do one of our owls? Probably about 300mm high would look good.

Blacksmith



Joined: 25 Jan 2005
Posts: 5025
Location: Berkshire
PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 10 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Looking good ! When I was making this sort of stuff I used to use :
http://www.nvfwroughtiron.co.uk/gates/categories/Lasercut-Silouehettes/

Will try and find some photo's of me holding my gold co..... weather vane

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6514
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 10 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks for the link Blacksmith.

will pm everyone else at the start of the week.....

Blacksmith



Joined: 25 Jan 2005
Posts: 5025
Location: Berkshire
PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 10 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Here it is ! Me and my ... vane !

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6514
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 10 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Very nice.....
but my cock is bigger than yours....

but I see you agree, there is nothing better than a golden cock on your roof!

T.G



Joined: 13 Sep 2009
Posts: 7280
Location: Somewhere you're not
PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 10 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



This is the one we had made, still waiting to go up on the roof, it needs finishing

Vanessa



Joined: 08 May 2006
Posts: 8324

PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 10 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blacksmith wrote:
Here it is ! Me and my ... vane !


Beautiful!

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6514
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 10 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

here it is..............

got to say, on reflection, probably would look more traditional in matt black, but, hey, it lets folk see what we...er.... John... can do....


did ask him re owl and armillary.....will pm these folks...

Vanessa



Joined: 08 May 2006
Posts: 8324

PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 10 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lorraine, that is STUNNING!

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6514
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 10 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Why thanks Vanessa - I shall pass that comment to the main man....

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6514
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 12 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

here is another weathervane that we just installed this morning.
Its finished in matt black.

Cost for making these (installation extra) around 140.

Mithril



Joined: 22 Jul 2011
Posts: 1755
Location: wessex
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 12 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lorrainelovesplants wrote:
here is another weathervane that we just installed this morning.
Its finished in matt black.

Cost for making these (installation extra) around 140.


Gorgeous!

Woodburner



Joined: 28 Apr 2006
Posts: 2904
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 12 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't think it was actually made bespoke, but I have a beekeeper puffing smoke into a hive on my shed roof. (The previous owner kept bees. )

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