Sand Dollar Farms Weathervane – S.D.F. Canada
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Design by Tracey Cipkar.
The 7 foot design takes up the whole cutting bench.
Jon starts by cutting out the 2 foot diameter sand dollar halves.
Confidently chasing in the textured star pattern on the sand dollar.
Closeup of the chasing.
Watch Jon chase some detail.
After a few different ideas, we settle on sculpting the wheat to get the right look.
The sand dollar and wheat are sculpted and ready to go.
Each tread of the tractor wheel tracks are cut, shaped, and soldered together by hand.
Sculpting an ear of corn for the arrowhead.
The finished sand dollar.
Assembling the components.
The large arrow design is getting more difficult to maneuver.
The arrow is finished in verdigris with gold leaf traces for an authentic aged look.
Cutting the heavy brass plate for the directional letters.
Our standard directionals are now hand made, not imported.
The finished Sand Dollar Farms Arrow design!
The completed assembly with verdigris finish, pyramid base, and custom cranberry opaque glass ball. sweet!
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.