Monday, 14 September 2015

Getting on with it

Thank you to everyone who left such kind words about Gerry and for sharing your experiences. It helped, knowing that the feelings of guilt and loss were normal and just one of the things everyone has to get through. I have such a soft heart for animals, Gerry in particular, so coming to terms with it is taking a bit of time. But I'll get there.

~Thank you~


Last week I stopped moping around the house long enough to do something positive and made a modern wood burning stove/oven for the HBS build-along. It's loosley based on one I Googled.


I've always loved the idea of having one of these in Fenton Lodge rather than a seperate cooker and fireplace. I found the dimensions on the manufacturers website and made a cutting plan of the pieces.

I've used acrylic because it takes spray paint much easier than wood and I want it to look like paint enameled metal. The venting pipe is made with a piece of plastic tube that was left over from making paint tins for the shed. To get a 90° in the pipe so that it comes vertically out of the stove and vents out horizontally through the wall, I cut it at 22.5° on four ends (22.5° x 4 = 90°).



I could have cut it once at 45° but I wanted to make the curve more gradual. The 'glass' in the doors is very thin, clear plastic sheet and the handles are brass drawer pulls that I filed to shape.

The 'fire' is a few pieces of cherry tree branch that I glued together. I wired two 3v red led's in between the wood and then dotted clear silicone on top to mimic flames. Once the silicone is dry you can colour it with permanent markers so it looks more fire-like. This isn't my idea and I'm sorry I don't know who to give credit to. I happened upon it many moons ago whilst googling miniature tutorials.

 
 The stove/oven was given a coat of primer and then sprayed with silver paint.
 

 


Wishing you a wonderful day
Pepper =0)

75 comments:

  1. Very nice stove/oven you made! :)

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  2. great, carol! ingenious and so perfectly done! but I assume that you have added an led inside, right? looks as if the fire is blazing away :-9

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    1. Haha, yes, the led's are run off a small 3v battery that is hidden behind the wood. Thank you Marion =0)

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  3. It looks fantastic! The silicone idea is great. I'm gonna go back and add that to my last fireplace. Your silver paint has such a nice smooth finish. Bravo!

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  4. That is just brilliant! The stove pipes curve sure adds to the realism. You were wise to make it in plastic. That does give the impression that it is metal. I love all the stored wood underneath it.

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    1. Thank you Catherine. I don't think I could have managed such a nice finish with wood. Just need to stop splodging superglue on everything ;0P

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    1. Gracias Carmen. Me alegro de que te guste =0)

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  6. You rock Pepper! Amazing result, love the way you take things on!
    Regards Janine

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    1. Aw thanks Janine, that's really kind of you =0)

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  7. Un bonito trabajo. El fuego muy logrado..

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  8. Oh, Pepper! This is Unbelievably real looking!!! I just don't know how you manage to make everything look so perfectly to scale!!! It is just Awesome!!! (But that being said, I am going to have to assume that if it really burns wood... this is its maiden run! If it has been used there will be dark soot on the inside of the glass! I lived with wood stoves for many many years!) I hope your "homeowners" will be baking some bread in that oven!!!

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    1. Haha Betsy, yes it is too clean. I will be adding some soot to the interior and of course, some bread =0) I can't imagine a nicer smell to wake up to than home cooking =0D

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  9. Wowow! Magnificent :) The pipe is perfect, I've never seen one with just a single bend. So realistic and the paint job, the fire, just wow!

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    1. Thank you Linda. Yeah, I've seen a couple with one bend but more industrial. Too industrial even for me ;0P

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  10. This is so cool! May I ask what kind of primer you used? The finish is so smooth! I am working on a fireplace now, so that silicone idea will come in handy!
    Thanks 😆

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    1. Hi Grandmommy. I always use Tamiya fine surface primer for plastic and metal. You can buy it at any model shop but here's a link to Ebay so you can see what it looks like =0)
      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tamiya-Fine-Surface-Primer-/271986730817?hash=item3f53ac2741

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  11. Wow! I looks amazing, Pepper! I feel all warm and cozy just looking at it. :-) xo Jennifer

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    1. Hi Jennifer, there's something so nice about stoves that make any room look warm and inviting. I would love something like this in real life - less the cleaning and wood chopping haha =0)

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  12. Wow, that's a fantastic oven! I must say that your miniatures are so real-looking and lovely :)

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  13. Cela rend très bien! Bonne continuation....

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  14. It looks great! I always make things out of wood, I've never tried to build from acrylic, perhaps I should.

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    1. Hi Keli. It's actually a new thing for me. I prefer to work with wood but I can never get a good finish on it with paint. I think I'll continue with acrylic but just for things that need an ultra modern look =0)

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  15. Hello Pepper,
    Fantastic work! The stove is beautiful and will look amazing in the lodge. Your accuracy is amazing. Veryw ell done.
    I remember commenting on your last post but Blogger has been giving me a hard time...I was very sorry to hear about Gerry. You did what was best for him! You are in my thoughts.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Thank you Giac. Ah yes, pesky Blogger has been acting up the last couple of days. Thank you for your kindness =0)X

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  16. Wow, Carol, this is stunning work, the effect is fantastic and super realistic. But I agree with Betsy about the soot on the inside of the glass door........;P! Here it's cold and rainy weather, so I would love to come over to snuggle nearby your beautiful stove and its cosy warmth ;O! Thanks for sharing the tip of the silicone kit and the brand of the paint you've used XX!
    Have a great week.
    Hugs, Ilona

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    1. So lovely to see you back IIona. Yes, I really need to get it dirty =0)

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  17. Great work! The stove is very realistic.

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  18. Hi Pepper, I'm not usually into modern miniatures but I love your stove, it looks so realistic. Thanks for the tip on using acrylic sheet. I've never tried it myself, but I will definitely keep it in mind for future projects. Jayne c

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    1. Thanks Jayne. Sure I can't tempt you into modern...? We have cookies ;0P

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  19. You always amaze me... which is in a way amazing because by now I always expect something gorgeous from you... but you still manage to surprise me... What a gorgeous piece and as usual I'm admiring how realistic it looks. Wonderful work and what a clever way for the fire... well, here in Northern Germany we're having an early autumn - so I can easily imagine sitting next to this wonderful stove with a cup of coffee and waiting for the bread to me ready...

    Hugs
    Birgit

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    1. Thank you Birgit. It's getting chilly here too. Pop over anytime and I'll make us some hot chocolate =0)

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  20. Wow wow wow... Lovely and beautiful work with the stove! Love it!
    Ps. I have had problems with blogger also...
    Hugs
    Kikka

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    1. Thank you Kikka. Yeah, Blogger seems to be up to it's old tricks =0)

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  21. Hi there Pepper! Like most of your modern furnishings, this is so incredibly clean looking, the lines are so perfectly placed and the unit looks so like the real thing.. Hopefully this won't post twice...every post I have made today has doubled...if it does, just consider it an additional compliment that I was anxious to provide. :0)

    Glad you are feeling a bit better.

    Doug

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    1. Thank you Doug. I miss your posts...hope you are keeping well and not too busy =0)

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  22. Wow! An amazing piece of work! It looks so real with fire and all. The photos too are great.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I hope you are feeling better, time does its wonders ;)

    The stove of course is a amazing piece, it just looks like it would warm my whole house..but with the fall chill slowly creeping in around..I think it would also be the perfect hand warmer! Put that baby in my pocket and I am ready to go!

    Love the "logs" perfect rings in them!

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    1. Thanks Jane. Ah yes, mini hand warmers...that would be cool ;0P

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  24. Вау!! Я поражена вашей работой! Такие прекрасные чистые линии! Так реально смотрится! А огонь! Невероятно!! Спасибо за большую идею!!!
    Татьяна

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    1. Спасибо Татьянa , я рад, что вы это нравится =0)

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  25. This stove/oven unit is typical of the quality of work that you Always do, it is Simply MARVELOUS!!! :D
    AND I Love the way that you did the fire too! :D

    elizabeth

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth, that's very kind =0)

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  26. I love the stove/oven. I don't think I have ever seen one like this in real life. I especially like the wood at the bottom. It looks like it will be very cozy!

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    1. Thank you Penelope. I haven't seen one either - probably very expensive but I would love to have one in a holiday cabin. I'd be baking bread every day =0D

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  27. Fantastic stove Pepper. It looks real!

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  28. Está genial, que estufa tan maravillosa.
    Un abrazo
    Maite

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    1. Gracias Maite , me alegro de que te guste =0)

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  29. Wow that is scary good. You're not afraid to try anything. Love the silicone fire too. An inspiration as always.

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    1. Thank you. I do try, even if it's just to learn what not to do =0P

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  30. that is one fine looking stove Carol, love it! I really like the way you've made the pipe, very professional!

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    1. Thank you Monique, I really appreciate your comment =0)

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  31. The stove looks fantastic, love that pipe bend, good call! Those logs are great too.

    Ahh I just want to lift all of those negative feelings off your shoulders, hope you're doing ok :) x

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    1. Thanks Sarah, I'm okay. You just gotta keep smiling =0)X

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  32. You always manage to create super clean and super sleek items and it looks like you can really do ANYTHING you put your mind to it and always do it perfectly!!!

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  33. Can I ask you how thick were your acrylic sheet?
    Thanks!

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  34. Can I ask you how thick were your acrylic sheet?
    Thanks!

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