Popular Post Tom King Posted October 28, 2020 Popular Post Report Share Posted October 28, 2020 We did a standing seam roof on a house, and boathouse for a neighbor of ours a few years ago. A storm blew the top off his boathouse cupola, so he's been after me to rebuild one. He is a good friend, and gave me a grand for a tip on his roofing job, so I decided to fix him up. The one that blew off was just a simple pyramid top. I'm building one with windows, and have a nice copper weathervane for the top. I told him he'd just have to be patient, because I can only work on it on rainy mornings. I still had all the routers set up for a reproduction 18th Century sash job about 8 years ago, so I'm just using the same setup for the four 21" square sash. Overkill for cupola sash, but I already had the setup, and knew the drill. I'm making them 9 lights, so the pane size is only 5x5 inches. The wood is from my stash of dry treated Pine. I'm going to put the molded side out, and not worry about glazing the glass-just bed them in caulking, and shoot some points. I didn't put all the time in doing any hand fitting to make sure the joints are perfect, like I normally do for the old sash that don't use glue. I'm going to epoxy these joints, and paint it all around. edited to add: they fit good enough that I might not bother with the epoxy, and just peg the corners-probably still last longer than the boathouse. That particular router setup is for my design of the Muntin to glazing bar tenons-there are six different such router setups, some with big routers. Notice how clean that router is. More later. First real woodworking I've done in a while. This is where I left it when the fog had lifted this morning, enough to go do other work for the day. They will probably go together the next time I get a chance to work on it. 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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