A couple of years ago I got started on building a gazebo, which I'm now calling a belvedere, out of a 12' satellite dish and some tempered glass panels. That's a subject for another post.
I decided to put a cupola on top, and then decided to build something for it that I'd thought about for a long time: a through-the-roof weather vane. That's like a regular weather vane, but the shaft extends through into the room with an indoor pointer at ceiling level.
This is where I started working with copper. After the weather vane was essentially complete, I decided to add an anemometer (add-a-mometer. ) to the shaft. The add-a-mometer floats on 2 ball bearings so that it can spin independently of the wind direction.
I Hammered out the leaves for the tail, an acorn for the pointer, the walking bear and his dog, and the copper hemispheres for the add-a-mometer.
Video of the whole assembly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohFKBsH1T84
Here's an early video of the weather vane and indoor indicator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjuK...ature=youtu.be