Mayflower Weathervane Replica – Lewinstein Restoration
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Mayflower replica for a Newport RI mansion whose weathervane was stolen around 1963. The images are of the original weathervane.
Copper is hand hammered into our half hull mold of the Mayflower hull.
Once the 2 halves of the hull are formed they are soldered together to form the initial hull shape.
The 1/8″ thick wall bearing bronze spindle tune with welded 2″ hardened wear-resistant alloy ball bearing
Jon is attaching the upper deck and lower masts.
The complex cabins, windows, and railings section are next.
Rail detail of the castles and bow.
This week the final touches were added to the ship and it is being cleaned.
The directionals are next.
The directionals are being completely custom made from heavy gauge brass material.
The engineering of the integrated directionals hub.
The solid brass directionals with internal stainless steel support spider welded and soldered to the copper sleeve.
More coming soon!.
Jon is one of the world’s up and coming weathervane sculptors. His pieces are solid, beautiful examples of a traditional trade. His work often goes home with him as chasing has become a hobby for him. Jon usually handles the larger and more complex pieces.