Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

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PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Tue May 14, 2013 8:25 pm

Stopped at the store on my way home from work. Had two versions playing in my head of how I would be making the fire pot. It depended on what materials I could buy and how much thy cost. Ended up going with the harder of the two, this because FRP is only available in full sheets.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Grander Stove Co.
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Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Tue May 14, 2013 8:27 pm

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Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue May 14, 2013 8:38 pm

Dont ya think that fire pot will burn up with a hot coal fire in it :shock: :D ....

the pattern is taking shape 8-)
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Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Tue May 14, 2013 8:39 pm

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Next move is to pop the forms out of the inside and put some Fiberglass in there. It looks like 2 layers of glass on each surface should give me the thickness I need. Before the 4th coat of glass and resin I will cut the teeth and cut it down to 6" overall high. That way I can coat everything with fiberglass to make the release easier. I will also be skim coating the outside with body filler for a flat clean finish.

Once I get that done it will get a quick shot of high gloss paint, checked for fix in the fully assembled stove , then dropped off for casting. Like I said easy like pie.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Grander Stove Co.
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Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue May 14, 2013 8:42 pm

get out the wood burning tatoo gun and scribes yo name in it ! wannabee eye-ron works or somethin...... :lol:
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Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Tue May 14, 2013 8:46 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:Dont ya think that fire pot will burn up with a hot coal fire in it :shock: :D ....

I used 5/8" fire code GWB for the form. That *censored* is UL tested. :P
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Stove/Furnace Make: Grander Stove Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: Royal Bride

Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Tue May 14, 2013 8:54 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:get out the wood burning tatoo gun and scribes yo name in it ! wannabee eye-ron works or somethin...... :lol:



I have all intentions of popping a mold off of the rim where it is marked 14RB. Never though about doing anything custom on the outside. That, my friend could be dangerous.
Hmmm... What do I decorate my Fire pot with? :idea:



Jack-O-lantern?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Grander Stove Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: Royal Bride

Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue May 14, 2013 9:03 pm

The symbol in the coal addicts creed

Pick ax with " Bust some Nut" scrolled around it??? :oops:

Pick ax's criss-crossed over a coal hod...

B.R.A. Club??? ( black rocks anonymous )....... 8-)
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Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: dcrane On: Tue May 14, 2013 9:30 pm

Newbie... I bow to you my friend :notworthy: You and I both know what your doing is more then most would or could do and I ditto the reccomendation of your name on the casting but it should be done in a raised form, you can obtain rubber, wood, plastic lettering online that can be secured to your mold for pennies...go for it bro! you deserve it :clap:
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Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Tue May 14, 2013 10:20 pm

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Not to bad for the rough pattern. I need to sand a few high spots on the "rim" before applying any more glass.

Doug,
Thanks for the kind words. I Have a huge respect for the craftsmen of the past. I am only replacing/replicating something that a man created a long time ago.


On a serious note I can't do anything on the outside of the FP, there is no way it would release from the sand to make the mold.
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Stove/Furnace Model: Royal Bride

Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: franco b On: Tue May 14, 2013 10:58 pm

Wanna Bee wrote: Like I said easy like pie.

By golly you were right, just like I have noticed, It's always easy as long as somebody else does it.

Congratulations, clever and nice work.
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Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed May 15, 2013 7:11 am

franco b wrote:
Wanna Bee wrote: Like I said easy like pie.

By golly you were right, just like I have noticed, It's always easy as long as somebody else does it.

Congratulations, clever and nice work.


LOL... Franco hit the nail on the head here! :lol:
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Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Thu May 16, 2013 2:58 pm

Cleaned up the inside and fiberglassed it.
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After that it's time for a coat of body filler
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Stove/Furnace Model: Royal Bride

Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Thu May 16, 2013 3:07 pm

Turns out the reason someone painted the Finial gold is because... drum roll please. It was originally brass. I guess it's just easier to paint it than polish?
Next adventure will be to get the paint off without destroying it.


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Look all of the green oxidation, this isn't cast iron.
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Something tells me that this thing cost a bundle when it was new.

When this thing is finished it is going to be incredible. Because the top is brass I think brass hardware in the nickel will look great.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Grander Stove Co.
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Re: Found it !! My 'Royal Bride' restoration thread

PostBy: wsherrick On: Thu May 16, 2013 11:51 pm

Often times the brass was nickel plated, sometimes not. It's a matter of your personal taste.

According to the Catalog page, the 14 inch model was $51 bucks. That was quite expensive in the early 1890's when this stove was made.
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