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Project by ronstar posted 05-10-2020 06:09 AM 402 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Weather has taken a beating on my workshop roof cupola. The copper roof and weathervane were ok, but the wood base was rotted. So I made a new base similar to the old one. Poplar, painted with rattle can rust oleum. (2nd photo is the old cupola.) Youtube video of the build. https://youtu.be/OJpjcjBaDXo

-- Ron, Northern Illinois





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 05-10-2020 07:01 AM

Love that Copper top, but worry that Poplar will end in the same fate.

-- Think safe, be safe

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ronstar

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#2 posted 05-10-2020 01:08 PM



Love that Copper top, but worry that Poplar will end in the same fate.

- therealSteveN

I know what you mean about poplar ending in the same fate. That’s ok – I’ll need a new roof in a few years, and I have an idea to replace this cupola with a new lighted one.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#3 posted 05-10-2020 04:14 PM

Nice job. I built one for our barn (since sold) about 25 years ago

-- Petey

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#4 posted 05-10-2020 11:03 PM

Love this great looking cupola and the double wing plane (a tiger moth maybe)? I always wanted to build one for our garden shed. Now you got me thinking! Headed for your video now!
Nce work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 05-10-2020 11:07 PM

PS. I was just thinking I made a few whirligigs and coated them with automotive clear coat and they will last a long time outside. Two part 1-4 mix and it’s grate on painted wood as well as on cars. Maybe a coat of it will get you more milage on your Cupola.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 05-11-2020 12:29 AM

a very nice cupola was curious as to where it steps down to louvers is there any angle on them pieces ? simply love the plane vane and the copper roof GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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ronstar

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#7 posted 05-11-2020 10:29 AM



PS. I was just thinking I made a few whirligigs and coated them with automotive clear coat and they will last a long time outside. Two part 1-4 mix and it s grate on painted wood as well as on cars. Maybe a coat of it will get you more milage on your Cupola.

- woodshaver Tony C


Thanks – I’ll try the automotive clear coat

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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ronstar

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#8 posted 05-11-2020 10:32 AM



a very nice cupola was curious as to where it steps down to louvers is there any angle on them pieces ? simply love the plane vane and the copper roof GREAT JOB :<))

- GR8HUNTER


There is an angle but I don’t know what it is. I just arranged the louver slats so that the lower back corner lined up with the back of the louver assembly sides and the upper front of the slats lined up with front of the sides.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#9 posted 05-11-2020 03:28 PM


a very nice cupola was curious as to where it steps down to louvers is there any angle on them pieces ? simply love the plane vane and the copper roof GREAT JOB :<))

- GR8HUNTER

There is an angle but I don t know what it is. I just arranged the louver slats so that the lower back corner lined up with the back of the louver assembly sides and the upper front of the slats lined up with front of the sides.

- ronstar


thanks for that but I meant the part where arrow is pointing :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#10 posted 05-12-2020 04:11 PM

I really love that weather vane. Makes me wish I could build a cupola for my shop.

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