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Maple Rad Heater Cover 2

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Project by Mark posted 01-04-2011 09:41 PM 2674 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is the second rad cover I had made for the same client as the first. Once again, solid maple, american walnut stain, wipe on poly finish. This was a pain in the butt just as much as the first but two separate reasons. Staining was my first problem but sanding is the reason for this one. I did the first one with a random orbital sander and the second one with the 1/4 sheet palm sander. I have officially given up on the 1/4 sheet. I had to go over all my sanding this time with the orbital sander. But, it came out beautiful.

New update. I have just added three more pics of the project in its place. I love the way it looks and I really love its finish! A big thanks goes out to my client with all the support and another thanks for the pictures of the project in its home! Helps me alot big time! I had to add the pic of the rad heater itself just to show you what kind of warming character these really bring into a home. I love them! I might build some for my own home and I don’t even have rad heaters lol!

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust





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GMman

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#1 posted 01-04-2011 09:44 PM

Great job Mark, also great finish.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 01-04-2011 09:44 PM

I really like these Mark, but I have a question . . . . Does the heat bother them at all. My grandmother had a metal one when I was growing up and it got pretty warm. I was wondering if the constant heat affects the finish or the wood at all.

It is really beautiful, though. Great job! :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 01-04-2011 09:49 PM

Nicely done Mark.

-- Powered by Smith & Wilson~~~

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Mark

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#4 posted 01-04-2011 09:59 PM

thx ljs….
sheila…heat has no problem on these…the only weak spot when it comes to the heat is the glue so I use outdoor glue and I reinforce the glue with brad nails and braces on the inside. As for the finish, no worries againnor with the colour because its a dark stain.

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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#5 posted 01-04-2011 10:01 PM

great job mark…you will be the pro when it comes to these…by the time your done, you will know the ins and outs of every step….with each project we always learn something…and its just part of becoming a seasoned wood worker…by doing these projects is how we learn…then when we get to the end of life and look at where we were and how far we have come…we realize we still have a long way to go…lol….....keep up the great work

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Mark

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#6 posted 01-04-2011 10:02 PM

and for warping…its too reinforced on the inside to have to worry about it

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 01-04-2011 10:04 PM

Cool! I figured you knew what you were doing – I guess I just wondered. They are truly beautiful and will add a lot of elegance to anywhere they are. Wonderful job ! :D

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Mark

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#8 posted 01-04-2011 10:05 PM

thx alot grizz…and yes i went through alot with these past 2 projects and I’ve definately learned alot with them. Especally in the sanding and staining stages. And I learned alot on the slats as well as basic as they look.

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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Mark

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#9 posted 01-04-2011 10:06 PM

Thx sheila, I hope she likes this one as much as her first one.

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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CanadianWoodChuck

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#10 posted 01-05-2011 12:28 AM

Looks great Mark, are they all mortise & tenon joints?

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce) http://3dwoodworkingplans.com

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#11 posted 01-05-2011 01:32 AM

Nope. Sorry.

But NONE of the pics made it look like crap.

Beautiful job.

While the BEST of the old oil-filled radiators have a certain elegance to them … most look like trash.

But what a great way to dress them up !

Really nicely done !

-- -- Neil

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Mark

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#12 posted 01-05-2011 02:31 AM

i hate to say it but no, i didnt mortise any of them. I rabbeted everything.

thks alot for the positive outfeed everyone :)

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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#13 posted 01-05-2011 03:37 AM

I like it … keep them coming

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#14 posted 01-05-2011 04:05 AM

Wow. I’d love to see the plans on this one and learn all the tricks you learned.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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Mark

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#15 posted 01-05-2011 04:13 AM

anytime kcrandy

dan: i got one mor comin around the beginning of february i’ll be posting

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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