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Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6521
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 10 12:45 pm    Post subject: weathervane Reply with quote
    

Finally............ive got him out there to start on my weathervane.

I know he's busy, but ....look.....Ive got my silhouette (had to be chicken related)


and then .........................the NSEW thingy bits


and then attaching the cockerel to the arrow bar



so...almost there........he'll finish it when he has time......

shadiya



Joined: 02 Feb 2008
Posts: 1285

PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 10 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Hey, that's lovely, now I want one!

How long did it take to get him to do it? I mean, from the conception of the idea to actual chicken? I will probably need to multiply by three for Stef, bless him!

jamanda
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Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 35056
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 10 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

And who's going up the ladder to put him in place?

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6521
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 10 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Once he gets started its usually quite quick...its the getting him started on a project...

He is rather busy at the mo.....we have a trailer in for repair and service and he is going to fit the old woodburner into our shed.

But bespoke weathervanes are just another thing he hopes will take off here.....along with bootscraper/racks and coatracks....everybody needs them.

Greenfoot



Joined: 04 Dec 2007
Posts: 324
Location: The veggie plot or getting stones
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 10 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It is a very nice weathervane. I have always fancied one.

matt_hooks



Joined: 01 Aug 2010
Posts: 312
Location: Lambourn(ish) Berkshire
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 10 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Jealous? Moi?

Love it, now you just need to get it up on the roof and set the cardinals properly. Remember, true North, not magnetic north!

Jools



Joined: 28 Jul 2006
Posts: 1028
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 10 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

That's lovely. I want one of those weathervanes with a witch on her broomstick.

Vanessa



Joined: 08 May 2006
Posts: 8324

PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 10 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It's stunning! another jealous one here

BahamaMama



Joined: 21 Sep 2006
Posts: 2315
Location: Away with the fairies
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 10 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I have one that has W,D,S,L - 'acquired' from a Chelsea Flower show garden, Wet, Dry, Shade and Light It is beautiful and I am in the middle of building the bed it will live in.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6521
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 10 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I will be urging him to do them as a business.......once he's got a few of the bottom part made, there is a wide range of designs for the silhouette.

witch on a broomstick is available.....

Im thinking of having the cockerel painted gold...how many people have a gold cock on their roofs?

Vanessa



Joined: 08 May 2006
Posts: 8324

PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 10 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I think that cock would be STUNNING in gold!

Brownbear



Joined: 28 May 2007
Posts: 14929
Location: South West
PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 10 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Lorrainelovesplants wrote:
I will be urging him to do them as a business......


Good idea - you see them offered for sale, but they are cheap, nasty, flimsy ones for the most part. A proper blacksmith's one would go great.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 15051
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 10 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I'd love a copper one, but I suspect it would cost a small fortune given the price of copper at the moment.

mousjoos



Joined: 05 Jun 2006
Posts: 1986
Location: VERY Sunny SW France
PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 10 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

vanessa wrote:
I think that cock would be STUNNING in gold!


someone said that to me once, but I settled for having my scrotum gilded......
Nice weathervane btw. He's a clever guy!

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6521
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 10 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

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.

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