Radiator Cover

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Project by Les Hastings posted 06-22-2014 02:14 PM 2006 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this for a friend. The grill is aluminum aircraft surplus. It’s built out of poplar and painted with vinyl paint.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 06-22-2014 02:25 PM

Really classy. Beautiful job…makes me wish I needed a radiator cover. Thanks for sharing your beautiful craftsmanship with us!
Have a beautiful day.

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#2 posted 06-22-2014 04:29 PM

Love it.

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#3 posted 06-22-2014 08:50 PM

Wow, nice work Les.
That came out beautifully !

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#4 posted 06-23-2014 03:42 AM


I probably wouldn’t have minded radiator heating if our covers had looked like this! Thanks for telling us from where the grill came.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 06-23-2014 04:01 AM

That is amazing, beautiful job.

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#6 posted 06-23-2014 11:25 AM

A beautiful, functional product. Well done, neat and tidy.

-- DonB

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#7 posted 06-23-2014 03:57 PM

A beautiful dressed up version of an item that has been produced by thousands of woodworkers before you for a 100+ years. (Including a few by myself.) A project that prototypically sees more of a simplistic approach with usually a somewhat utilitarian looking outcome at best. The softening of the corners with the detail that you used is awesome. I’ve have been staring at the pictures for ten minutes trying to figure out the process of how you accomplished it. The grill material you used also helps to distance the look, far from the rest of the typical herd. Thanks for sharing! Jim A.

-- Woodfella, Northern Illinois

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#8 posted 06-23-2014 10:21 PM

Thanks everyone!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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