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Old 12-15-2008, 08:54 AM
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You may remember my first effort at making a chimney cap... it turned out to be far too heavy and is now waiting to be finished and turned into the top part of a large garden sculpture.
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:09 AM
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So now for my second and improved version.

Its basically another metal mesh frame, filled with vermcrete and covered with a thin layer of mortar/render stuff.

So far so good, not too heavy and lopsided as usual... now has anybody got any good ideas for what colour to make it? Wiley?

I'd kind of like a shiny golden roof (like those russian tulip shaped ones) but apparently its a real bugger to get anything but gold to look like gold and I don't fancy applying a fresh layer of gold leaf each year...

Bright red? More blue and yellow swirls? Hmm, how about all transparent glass and mirrors and stuff so it glitters in the sunlight? What do all think?
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:28 AM
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Bright red? More blue and yellow swirls? Hmm, how about all transparent glass and mirrors and stuff so it glitters in the sunlight? What do all think?
Well... she almost said it.
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:31 AM
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Well, there's already a nice TWIRLY BIT on the top... its a start, isn't it?
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:36 AM
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Frances, you just make my day!

Kinda feels like your weather today. 10F at this moment. Brrr.
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Just checked google. You are a balmy 33F.
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:56 AM
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more twirly bits please...errrrr swirls
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:44 PM
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Well, Frances since you asked by name:

My thoughts would run to dark blue tending to black at the top with silver or gold metalized glass tiles interspersed amongst the dark "field" (my mind fails me at this moment as to their proper name, I mean the same glass blebs as the rounded glass mosaics you used on the body of your oven. I'm sure you have seen them in metallic)

The dark blue (same as top of chimney) tending to black represents the night sky the metalic blebs are the stars. No mater what colors you select soot will perhaps be a problem so by going dark it should be less noticable.

I like your choice of shape; it should contain most soot to the bottom making it less likely that rain will cause it to drip upon the rest of the structure.

Just my two cents,
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:08 AM
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Thank you Wiley, I really like the idea of stars. Maybe with a dark blue and purple background...
Well, lots of time to ponder about it while the mortar cures.
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When can I place my order? I think it would be perfect for my oven!

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Old 12-17-2008, 06:08 AM
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"...Starry, starry night.
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze,
Swirling clouds in violet haze,
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue.
Colors changing hue, morning field of amber grain,
Weathered faces lined in pain,
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand..."
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Is it possible that our own Frances is channeling Vincent?


(Will somebody over in her neck of the woods check to see if she still has both ears?)
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