1892 Monarch Fireplace Insert

Re: 1892 Monarch Fireplace Insert

PostBy: Pauliewog On: Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:38 am

joeq wrote:You know your getting close, when the nick-nacs start hanging on the wall. Love the "faux" window Paulie. Gunna be a good winter.


Oh yeah, just have to find an old farm sink, a few antique cabinets for the kitchen area, and I will be ready to grind down and pour the floor. The end is in sight !

My original plan was to put a mural behind the faux window. I may do that or box it in and display some of my other mining antiques for this year. Long term plan is to build a ho scale 1920's or 30's lighted coal mining scene.

Paulie
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Re: 1892 Monarch Fireplace Insert

PostBy: Pauliewog On: Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:45 am

SWPaDon wrote:Oh, Wow......you have 'Prince Albert in the can' ;) Love that ceiling.


Thanks Don! Yep, Old Prince Albert never did get out of the can :D and I got him right next to the cuspidor just in case he does.

Paulie
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 Dual Paddle Feed
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Pittston Stove
Baseburners & Antiques: Fame Rosemont #20, Dickson Oak, Golden Oak, Happy Thought Oak, 1913 Herald Oak#16, (2)Comfort Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite

Re: 1892 Monarch Fireplace Insert

PostBy: Hoytman On: Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:29 pm

Pauliewog wrote: Long term plan is to build a ho scale 1920's or 30's lighted coal mining scene.

Paulie


Hey Paulie,
When you get that HO scale done please post pics so my son can see it. He's an early steam and locomotive guru at (10) years old (he's an encyclopedia of knowledge about them even at his age) and he can verify, at least the train part of the scene, whether or not it is correct. :lol: Kidding of course! He's a guru though and I'm sure he'd appreciate your efforts and would love to see it.

When he was just 5 years old he showed me his new steam train his papaw got him. He wanted me to here the whistle. He got the mineral oil smoke going and blew that whistle via his train set-up controls and he said, "Boy dad! That train whistle is music to my ears". :lol: The things young children can come with and say.

The plaster work looks fabulous. I've never done any of that type of plaster work, but did do E.I.F.S. for awhile, which is similar. My shoulders even at half my age now couldn't take it back then. Too many fastballs from T-ball to college. Most interesting work with the details you could do. I actually loved it and was bummed about having to quit it because I liked it so much.

Your work is fabulous.
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Other Heating: electric, wood, oil
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Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride Oil Fired

Re: 1892 Monarch Fireplace Insert

PostBy: Pauliewog On: Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:24 am

Thanks Bill, The HO scene is going to take me some time, but I will post a few pictures when it's completed.

From the sounds of it, you have to take your son to the next antique steam engine show. I attended one about 6 years ago in Indiana and really enjoyed it. I'm sure he would have a blast It was a there day event and I could easily have spent a week there.

Still have the cabinets to build in the man cave kitchen area and pour the metallic epoxy floor. The last few weeks I was busy with the stoves making patterns and finally sent them out to Tomahawk for casting. There are just too many projects and not enough hours in the day.

Last week I was able to put down the penny floor hearth, and started working on the matching mat for under the base burner.

Paulie
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 Dual Paddle Feed
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Pittston Stove
Baseburners & Antiques: Fame Rosemont #20, Dickson Oak, Golden Oak, Happy Thought Oak, 1913 Herald Oak#16, (2)Comfort Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite

Re: 1892 Monarch Fireplace Insert

PostBy: joeq On: Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:03 am

Wow! What a novel idea Paulie. You are an artist. I knew pennies were good for something other than candy. They sure don't make it as money...anymore.
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Re: 1892 Monarch Fireplace Insert

PostBy: Hoytman On: Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:17 pm

I've been taking him here http://darkecountysteam.com/ with his 87 year old papaw/father-in-law. It's in west central Ohio and is about 20 minutes off the IN state line. My son studies about them constantly online and in books at the library and that along with papaw and dad having and interest also just makes him that much more interested. The tractor owners up at the steam show are amazed how my son can walk around their tractor and tell them about it right down to how the fireboxes work, how the steam is routed up through all the pipes, how to start them, and how to hook up the belts and the equipment the belts and tractors could power. The computer has made all this possible and he's such an observant child with an amazing memory. From tractors and steam locomotives to robots. Says he wants to build robots to help children and adults who can't walk, walk again. Brings tears to my eyes.

My uncle's had this 8n Ford tractor for years. That is until last year when my son discovered a lever on the left side of the tractor that my son couldn't figure out why it was there. He knew it was a range selector, but he's studied tractors so much I guess he thought it was out of place. Turns out my uncle owns a Ford 2n tractor and my son discovered it. Blew us all away. :lol:

I must say, that penny floor hearth is about the most spectacular thing I've ever seen. It's absolutely stunning!!! I like the perfectionist and artist in you. I just missed out on the artist part, but I'm a good copycat. :lol: Truly, your work is admirable. Wish I had a talented mentor like you close by. I've always had to learn and do things on my own.

How did you bed those pennies? Can't wait to see it when it's done.
Hoytman
 
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Re: 1892 Monarch Fireplace Insert

PostBy: KingCoal On: Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:34 pm

Paulie,

you can't just throw that out there and say nothing current about the significance of the centerpiece coin.

somebody might get the idea it was chosen just as a visual contrast and miss the point of the whole thing. :)
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Re: 1892 Monarch Fireplace Insert

PostBy: joeq On: Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:38 pm

OK Steve, I'll bite. what's the deal with the middle penny Paulie :?:
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Re: 1892 Monarch Fireplace Insert

PostBy: Pauliewog On: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:04 pm

Come on you History buffs ! During the war ( The Big One ) there was a copper shortage due to the war efforts. The 1943 pennies were zinc plated steel and of all the combinations of dark and new pennies I tried, I liked the single zinc one in the center.

I even placed a Canadian one in there for Pierre. ........ Can you find it ? :rofl:

Paulie
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 Dual Paddle Feed
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Pittston Stove
Baseburners & Antiques: Fame Rosemont #20, Dickson Oak, Golden Oak, Happy Thought Oak, 1913 Herald Oak#16, (2)Comfort Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite

Re: 1892 Monarch Fireplace Insert

PostBy: Pauliewog On: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:07 pm

KingCoal wrote:Paulie,

you can't just throw that out there and say nothing current about the significance of the centerpiece coin.

somebody might get the idea it was chosen just as a visual contrast and miss the point of the whole thing. :)


I think you and I have to sit these young pups down for a little history lesson. :D

Paulie
Pauliewog
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 Dual Paddle Feed
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Pittston Stove
Baseburners & Antiques: Fame Rosemont #20, Dickson Oak, Golden Oak, Happy Thought Oak, 1913 Herald Oak#16, (2)Comfort Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite

Re: 1892 Monarch Fireplace Insert

PostBy: joeq On: Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:19 pm

Oh, now I see it. You mean this?
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