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Radiator for My aunt and uncle

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Project by Stephen posted 2459 days ago 1054 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Uncle repairs clocks for a hobby (he’s very good) and he restored a cuckoo clock for my father which he refused payment for. But my father being determined to pay him back offered to build two radiator covers for him, and this is the first of two. It was a fun project that was the first work either of us have done without a real blue print to follow. I just hope the heat doesn’t warp it to bad…

-- It's always easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission.





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Max

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#1 posted 2459 days ago

Nice looking radiator cover. What is it made of and what are you going to use for a finish?

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 2458 days ago

This almost makes me wish we had radiators in south Louisiana.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 2458 days ago

they sure do look nice!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bill

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#4 posted 2458 days ago

Nice job. This should be a great addition to your uncle’s place.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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TomFran

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#5 posted 2458 days ago

Great job on the radiator enclosures. I’m sure your uncle will be grateful for your efforts!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Bill

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#6 posted 2454 days ago

I saw one built on The Woodworking Channel, but I forgot the name of the show. It was the english woodworker who builds things. He did not seem to be worried about the heat warping it.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Stephen

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#7 posted 2454 days ago

Thanks for the positive feedback! It is made of ply and pine, and we are going to give it the winter to see how it reacts to the heat before we build covers for the rest of his radiators. They have had the heat on for about 2 weeks now and so far so good. It was finished with a few clear coats of poly, as requested by my uncle. The clear coat on pine looked pretty good and its easier than trying to get a nice even stain.

-- It's always easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission.

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