Found It !! My 'Royal Bride' Restoration Thread

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Post Wed. Aug. 28, 2013 9:14 am

Anyone want to see what a grand in nickel looks like? :eek2:

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I will be sourcing fasteners of MY choice today to get this thing back together. Sofar it's a toss up between polished brass and polished stainless.

I think the color contrast brass/nickel will add an element of detail to the final assembly. I guess we will see... Nothing stopping me now!!!!!!


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Post Wed. Aug. 28, 2013 10:11 am

Yep, if I was putting that kinda money into something, I'd definitely of gone with the brass-- :)

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Post Wed. Aug. 28, 2013 2:10 pm

Not going to be brass, I think it looks a bit odd.
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Stainless it is...
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Getting someplace
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Quick teaser
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Post Wed. Aug. 28, 2013 3:45 pm

Well, me BEIN' a lil odd---I still like the brass--she's coming along nice WB

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Post Wed. Aug. 28, 2013 4:05 pm

Beautiful! Can't wait to get started on my Glenwood Oak 118.

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Post Wed. Aug. 28, 2013 4:10 pm

Nothing but a mock up, makes me smile :D
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Post Wed. Aug. 28, 2013 4:57 pm

I would smile too. Looks great.

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Post Thu. Aug. 29, 2013 3:42 pm

You should be quite proud of the job you are doing here. It displays a definite talent on your part.


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Post Thu. Aug. 29, 2013 4:29 pm

Really nice job, looks great. Another antique saved for future generations to appreciate. Matt

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Post Thu. Aug. 29, 2013 6:47 pm

wsherrick wrote:You should be quite proud of the job you are doing here. It displays a definite talent on your part.
Thank you!

I will be installing this in the main living/entertaining area of my home. There is no way that you could come to visit me and not notice the 120 year old 6 foot tall piece of art in the room. Some may prefer a Picasso... one of them would only keep you warm for a few minutes after you set it on fire.LOL

I know it will drum up some conversation to say the least :D

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Post Thu. Aug. 29, 2013 6:56 pm

The thing that impresses the uninformed the most when they have this explained at my house, is the absolute genius of the design. They are will be amazed when you tell them this stove operates at around the 90 percent efficiency range. The complete grasp that they had of how to practically apply the science of heat transfer and combustion blows the minds of most contemporary people.

In other words, it's not just a pretty face they are looking at there.

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Post Thu. Aug. 29, 2013 7:11 pm

Only problem with trying to explain this stuff to the casual observer is...

By time you get to extended flue path, their eyes have glassed over and they have pictures of unicorns dancing in their heads :bag:

They're still thinking OMG you have to shovel coal into that thing. I didn't know they still made that stuff.

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Post Thu. Aug. 29, 2013 7:26 pm

Been meaning to get this up for a while. Found this in a used book store in Ft. Washington.
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I did read just about the entire thing while...OK,after I was done making my FP casting pattern.

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Post Thu. Aug. 29, 2013 7:27 pm

holy cow, that's some great work bro! I knew after seeing your shop with lathe's and miller crickets and every tool known to man that you were going to make this thing shine!
In all seriousness can you tell me how you went about getting that nickel re-plated? did you sand blast everything yourself first (is that required), how much did it cost exactly, etc,etc... (I can handle the assembly/disassembly/etc but the nickel re-plating has me very scared because I cannot afford $1,000 just for that alone :cry:

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Post Thu. Aug. 29, 2013 7:38 pm

Wanna Bee wrote:Only problem with trying to explain this stuff to the casual observer is...

By time you get to extended flue path, their eyes have glassed over and they have pictures of unicorns dancing in their heads :bag:

They're still thinking OMG you have to shovel coal into that thing. I didn't know they still made that stuff.
That's why I thought it would be nice to make some videos about these things. Now after 100,000 views and a jammed inbox, I found out that a lot of people seem to be fascinated and interested. Some times I think to myself, (hand to forehead) "What have I done?!"


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