Life in Pappy's Woodshop — Projects

The Making of a Cupola

Posted by David Pickard on

 I've been building a cupola for Mammy's greenhouse. Why I like  cupolas will come later in this blog post. You say, what is a cupola?  There are many definitions but the one I am referring to relates to  architecture...."In architecture, a cupola is a small, most-often  dome-like structure, on top of a building, often used to provide a  lookout or to admit light and air, it usually crowns a larger roof or  dome". Some things just don't look finished or seem complete without the topping. For example, look at the pictures of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. The small dome...

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Puppet Wars

Posted by David Pickard on

 Having a woodshop elevates your position as a grandpa with your  grand kids, especially the boy grand kids. Just think what my  grandson (we'll call him C) thinks about me after making him this  puppet theater. He thinks I am a neat old man!......and wow, all  those tools! (the male grand kids have that man-thing about tools,  also). They like to putter in my woodshop which excites me because  I know they will eventually grow up to be big putterers and maybe inherit my tools. The girl grand kids pop their head into my shop and then disappear. They hate...

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