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Posted: 06/13/20 09:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

STBRetired wrote:

And here I thought you were going for the '50s retro look.


People are paying big money Nowadays for brand new rigs with that look. [emoticon]


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nohurry wrote:

STBRetired wrote:

And here I thought you were going for the '50s retro look.


People are paying big money Nowadays for brand new rigs with that look. [emoticon]




You got that right. Lol.


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nohurry wrote:

fulltimin, yup, I’m still here too. Wondering. Will you have something on/around/under the stove insert to prevent heat/fire? I’m sure you have a plan for that since the countertop is wood. Just wondering what it is?




Glad you're still around.

Also, good question. I have a few pictures that will explain the stove a little better.

I will need to cut a hole, (cringe), in the counter top. Oh, the pain.....

Here's the top and the bottom. 'Til now, I haven't photo'd the bottom part.



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Here are a couple of them with pieces together.



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Here's a shot from the bottom.



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One without the top on.



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This one shows 4 screw holes, red circles, which fasten the steel body to the counter.

The black circles, show where the white top is screwed to this steel base. So, yea, only 2 screws to hold the top to the base.



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Our final pic of the assembled pieces, just sitting on the top of the counter.



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Hey, maybe I should just put 4 rubber feet on the bottom of this setup, with a hose, and hook it to one of those little green portable 1 pound tanks. That would result in no holes in the counter, and we could put the stove away, when not in use. Just joking!

Even though it would work, I am still joking. No plans on doing that.

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Well, I was thinking maybe like a metal trim ring around the cut-out etc.

Also, what type of finish are you going to use on the countertop for durability? Por-15? [emoticon] [emoticon]

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nohurry wrote:

Well, I was thinking maybe like a metal trim ring around the cut-out etc.

Also, what type of finish are you going to use on the countertop for durability? Por-15? [emoticon] [emoticon]


Good questions.

If you look at the pic, the flame will be sort of encased in the white dished area, and any pots will be sitting well above that, considering they are sitting on top of the black grates.

Since we use almost entirely very low heat with almost all of our cooking, I would be surprised if it impacted the wood. On the other hand, thinking out loud here, raising up the entire stove maybe 1/2 inch or so, would keep the heat well away from any wood on the counter top.

That "trim" around the underside of the stove, would be under the white steel top, so that would work nicely. I hadn't thought of that. I'll have to think about that a little. Thanks for the idea.

As far as finish, Por 15 would be a good starter, but needs a top coat, as the rust preventative stuff has no UV protector in it, so it will fade after a while.

Many of my woodworking jobs, I have used Lacquer, and have found it to work well, as long as I put enough coats on. (don't want it getting cold, ya know). Lol.

Pour on epoxy is also a consideration, and when done right, makes it look like a very thick piece of wood, and also is very durable.

I haven't fully decided yet on a finish, but will have to in the not to distant future.

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Yeah, not to be Mr. obvious here, but don’t cover up that nice walnut.

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Posted: 06/16/20 05:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How is that hot pot coming off the stove going to play with a wood countertop coated in lacquer or epoxy?


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
Can't we all just get along?

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Posted: 06/16/20 10:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

nohurry wrote:

Yeah, not to be Mr. obvious here, but don’t cover up that nice walnut.



Anything I use will be clear coat, including the Por 15. They have a clear version, plus a clear top coat.

Black walnut has a beautiful look to it when covered in a nice clear finish.

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