Windsor Banner Weathervane; Skeens Residence – completed
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This design is based on the banner weathervane on Windsor Castle in England. The weathervane on the castle is shown on the right with Dave Ferro’s interpretation shown on the left. The English coat of arms is being used instead of the Windsor crest.
Due to the highly intricate nature of the detail, the main parts of the banner were CAD drawn and cut out of thick copper sheet by a precise CNC laser machine.
Making the tubular frame around the sunburst for the front of the banner.
The framed sunburst front assembly.
Attaching the front to the banner.
The Banner is starting to take shape.
The handspun copper discs to frame the banner and seat the finial.
The Banner is made but needs to be sanded, cleaned and gilded.
Primed and ready to be gilded.
The weathervane has been gilded with 23 karat Gold leaf and enameled for contrast. It will need a few days for everything to cure properly before it is ready to travel.
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