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My New Cupola...Go Aggies

Post by newhouse9 » September 27th, 2018, 11:10 am

Just wanted to share...maybe the wrong forum, but what the heck? I'm excited!


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Re: My New Cupola...Go Aggies

Post by flying_scotsman2.0 » September 27th, 2018, 11:12 am

That's awesome! But what's the deal with the S?
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Re: My New Cupola...Go Aggies

Post by newhouse9 » September 27th, 2018, 11:16 am

The block "A" points north to USU from my house in Bountiful.

The U State logos point East and West, and the "S" points South (in the Aggies sports font)

So you get A to the North, and U(State) - S - U(State) [or "USU"] on the other 3 directionals.

That's how I envisioned it anyway.



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Post by USU78 » September 27th, 2018, 11:37 am

I favor legislation requiring this on all new construction.


You keep using that word. I do not think that word means what you think it means.

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Re: My New Cupola...Go Aggies

Post by Aglicious » September 27th, 2018, 11:50 am

okay newhouse, you have really outdone yourself this time. It appears there are lights on the A, please tell me this thing lights up and turns blue.



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Post by newhouse9 » September 27th, 2018, 12:01 pm

Yes...the lights are there...I have "down" lights that light up the middle section with the glass, and the "A"s all have LEDs. I can light the A blue from anywhere that I have a Wifi connection. Woo hoo! My BYU neighbors, including my in-laws, are going to LOVE this!
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Re: My New Cupola...Go Aggies

Post by ViAggie » September 27th, 2018, 12:03 pm

that is too cool


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Post by ChicAggie » September 27th, 2018, 12:05 pm

Can I just say I LOVE this thread?


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Post by newhouse9 » September 27th, 2018, 12:22 pm

I've been working on this for 2 1/2 years, working with my wife and the architect. The beautiful thing is that they were all in favor! In fact, originally, the cupola was going to sit over the garage, but they wanted to move it to the front of the house so it was more visible!

There are too many trees in the front along the little creek we have, so the view is blocked a lot, but I am just freaking excited that the thing is up there and works!

Disclaimer...I did not build it...I sent a company photos of Old Main Tower and they attempted to replicate the top sections. It's close. I had the "A"s and the Weathervane built by a local company that does water/laser cutting. They tweaked and retweaked the artwork. The weathervane is probably a little too large, but I wanted the A and the UStates and Bull to really be visible.

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Post by treesap32 » September 27th, 2018, 12:25 pm

newhouse9 wrote:
September 27th, 2018, 12:01 pm
Yes...the lights are there...I have "down" lights that light up the middle section with the glass, and the "A"s all have LEDs. I can light the A blue from anywhere that I have a Wifi connection. Woo hoo! My BYU neighbors, including my in-laws, or going to LOVE this!
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Post by treesap32 » September 27th, 2018, 12:26 pm

newhouse9 wrote:
September 27th, 2018, 12:22 pm
Disclaimer...I did not build it...I sent a company photos of Old Main Tower and they attempted to replicate the top sections. It's close. I had the "A"s and the Weathervane built by a local company that does water/laser cutting. They tweaked and retweaked the artwork. The weathervane is probably a little too large, but I wanted the A and the UStates and Bull to really be visible.
Can you share the name of the company who did it?



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Re: My New Cupola...Go Aggies

Post by newhouse9 » September 27th, 2018, 12:30 pm

Country Weathervanes built the Cupola.

www.saltcitywaterjet.com, also know as Laroser, did the weathervane and the "A"s.

Also, you can do the lighting yourself; I am doing permanent LED holiday lighting on our new house (no more ladders for me!...thank you Wife!) and I had them work this lighting solution up. So these are heavy-duty programmable LEDs, not that lighter-duty Amazon tape lights. I went with TrimLight (trimlight.net) after getting multiple bids.

All have been awesome to work with, and really excited about the project.
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Re: My New Cupola...Go Aggies

Post by bluegrouse » September 27th, 2018, 12:42 pm

newhouse9 wrote:
September 27th, 2018, 11:10 am
Just wanted to share...maybe the wrong forum, but what the heck? I'm excited!


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Re: My New Cupola...Go Aggies

Post by newhouse9 » September 27th, 2018, 12:44 pm

Just let me know...hoping to be in by Thanksgiving or shortly thereafter. We actually live on the property in a "tiny house" attached to my shop we built last summer.

I'll be making an Old Main Tower replica mailbox as soon as I get all the house projects done...I need more long weekend!



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Post by JSHarvey » September 27th, 2018, 12:48 pm

EXCELLENT!!!! :-)


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Re: My New Cupola...Go Aggies

Post by BigBlueDart » September 27th, 2018, 12:54 pm

newhouse9 wrote:
September 27th, 2018, 12:44 pm
Just let me know...hoping to be in by Thanksgiving or shortly thereafter. We actually live on the property in a "tiny house" attached to my shop we built last summer.

I'll be making an Old Main Tower replica mailbox as soon as I get all the house projects done...I need more long weekend!
I was planning to do this one, too! Joint project with plans released here on USUFans?



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Post by newhouse9 » September 27th, 2018, 1:08 pm

The mailbox? Or the Cupola, or both? I'm happy to share...I don't have the mailbox drawn up yet. I'll share whatever of the others that I can, if there are no copyright issues...I mostly just have drawings of the cupola and weathervane.

I'll work on the mailbox soon. I just have to get the front door finished (it's a bugger...96" x 42"), build the dining table, the shelves for the living room, and the two fireplace mantles. I have some other stuff too...just finished the shutters and have to get those mounted fairly soon. So I'm not sure when I'll get to the mailbox, but I'll get there!



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Re: My New Cupola...Go Aggies

Post by Aglicious » September 27th, 2018, 1:20 pm

newhouse9 wrote:
September 27th, 2018, 12:01 pm
Yes...the lights are there...I have "down" lights that light up the middle section with the glass, and the "A"s all have LEDs. I can light the A blue from anywhere that I have a Wifi connection. Woo hoo! My BYU neighbors, including my in-laws, are going to LOVE this!
Oh you Macgyver-esque clever bastard you! BRAVO! :golfclap:

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Re: My New Cupola...Go Aggies

Post by aggieaz » September 27th, 2018, 1:32 pm

Question for this group. If USU sold small "A" tower replicas that turn blue and could be placed in front of a window. Would you turn it on after the Aggies won so everyone who drove by could see a blue light "A" when they passed your house?

The thought in mind is the "leg" lamp on The Christmas Story, but a small blue "A" instead.



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Re: My New Cupola...Go Aggies

Post by NVAggie » September 27th, 2018, 1:39 pm

I absolutely would. I even know where I would place it.

I also would love to have one of those Cupolas. That is really neat, and I am jealous.



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Post by newtonianblue » September 27th, 2018, 1:43 pm

:notworthy: wow, just wow! :notworthy:



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Post by newhouse9 » September 27th, 2018, 2:47 pm

I'd buy multiple small "A"s to light...for home and office!



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Post by treesap32 » September 27th, 2018, 2:51 pm

aggieaz wrote:
September 27th, 2018, 1:32 pm
Question for this group. If USU sold small "A" tower replicas that turn blue and could be placed in front of a window. Would you turn it on after the Aggies won so everyone who drove by could see a blue light "A" when they passed your house?

The thought in mind is the "leg" lamp on The Christmas Story, but a small blue "A" instead.
Not sure if this was posted TIC or not, but this has been in the works since 2015:

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GO AGGIES! GO AGGIES! HEY! HEY! HEY!

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Re: My New Cupola...Go Aggies

Post by bigblue » September 27th, 2018, 3:20 pm

It would be really awesome if the University had some sort of signal people could sync up their mini A's to the internet and have them all turn blue when they turn the one in Logan blue.

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Post by treesap32 » September 27th, 2018, 3:22 pm

bigblue wrote:
September 27th, 2018, 3:20 pm
It would be really awesome if the University had some sort of signal people could sync up their mini A's to the internet and have them all turn blue when they turn the one in Logan blue.

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Post by GeoAg » September 27th, 2018, 4:19 pm

Awesome! No you just need to find a way to mount it on your car for driving up to games! :lol:

But seriously, very cool!


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Re: My New Cupola...Go Aggies

Post by newhouse9 » September 27th, 2018, 4:34 pm

That's a good point Geo! It won't clash with my magnets will it?



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Re: My New Cupola...Go Aggies

Post by kofdog » September 27th, 2018, 4:35 pm

I think you just dropped the mic on anyone questioning your status as an Aggie. Can we see a picture of it at night? :)



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Re: My New Cupola...Go Aggies

Post by BigBlueDart » September 27th, 2018, 4:38 pm

newhouse9 wrote:
September 27th, 2018, 1:08 pm
The mailbox? Or the Cupola, or both? I'm happy to share...I don't have the mailbox drawn up yet. I'll share whatever of the others that I can, if there are no copyright issues...I mostly just have drawings of the cupola and weathervane.

I'll work on the mailbox soon. I just have to get the front door finished (it's a bugger...96" x 42"), build the dining table, the shelves for the living room, and the two fireplace mantles. I have some other stuff too...just finished the shutters and have to get those mounted fairly soon. So I'm not sure when I'll get to the mailbox, but I'll get there!
I was thinking of the mailbox. I haven't been in too much of a rush to get it done just yet, myself, just because I've had other priorities for time and money, but the house we moved into has ducks painted on the mailbox, and I'm just not really a duck guy, I guess. I could just replace it, but I've had this half-formed idea of an Old Main styled mailbox, so I've been holding out until I can make that project a reality.



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Post by newhouse9 » September 27th, 2018, 8:21 pm

kofdog wrote:
September 27th, 2018, 4:35 pm
I think you just dropped the mic on anyone questioning your status as an Aggie. Can we see a picture of it at night? :)
As soon as I can light it, I'll post a picture. The power isn't all live yet in the house.



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Post by newhouse9 » September 27th, 2018, 8:21 pm

BigBlueDart wrote:
September 27th, 2018, 4:38 pm
newhouse9 wrote:
September 27th, 2018, 1:08 pm
The mailbox? Or the Cupola, or both? I'm happy to share...I don't have the mailbox drawn up yet. I'll share whatever of the others that I can, if there are no copyright issues...I mostly just have drawings of the cupola and weathervane.

I'll work on the mailbox soon. I just have to get the front door finished (it's a bugger...96" x 42"), build the dining table, the shelves for the living room, and the two fireplace mantles. I have some other stuff too...just finished the shutters and have to get those mounted fairly soon. So I'm not sure when I'll get to the mailbox, but I'll get there!
I was thinking of the mailbox. I haven't been in too much of a rush to get it done just yet, myself, just because I've had other priorities for time and money, but the house we moved into has ducks painted on the mailbox, and I'm just not really a duck guy, I guess. I could just replace it, but I've had this half-formed idea of an Old Main styled mailbox, so I've been holding out until I can make that project a reality.
Cool...I'll keep you posted as I get the plans drawn up. More than happy to share!



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