Wood stove, part 5 - stove pipe and primer

by brae  

Continuing work on the wood stove.  For the stove pipe, I used the wooden dowel that came with the HBS Loft kit.  I measured against the outside wall to get the precise angle the pipe would hit the ceiling and used my scroll saw to make the cut.  The scroll saw has a nifty angle guide for just these types of cuts.

I tested the fit in the Studio to determine where the pipe would rest on the top of the stove.  I made this cut with the scroll saw as well.  There's another guide that can be tightened anywhere along the surface for straight cuts.

Looks like it worked!  :D

Using 1/4" art tape, I made a lower collar for the pipe.  This will add a little visual interest to the top of the stove.

I put cardboard to block the door opening for painting, curling some excess behind the scrap to hold it in place.

I cut another piece for the top.  It doesn't have to be precise since I will paint the interior by hand.

I sprayed all pieces primer grey.

I had attempted to start with an undercoat of flat white, but it didn't really take.  It bled through the grey in some areas, but this is just the first coat of primer anyway.  Once this dries, I will do a fine sanding and await another suitable day for spray painting the final color.

I've also painted the Chrysnbon radiator for the bathroom.  I first sprayed it primer grey and then covered that with Krylon Satin Almond.  It's a not a perfect finish, which is actually pretty great for a radiator.  I'll do a bit more aging once this paint dries, too.

My plan is to have the stove Satin Almond as well.  But, if all else fails, there's always powder-coated black to mask the imperfections!  :D


Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
I'm so glad you were able to get outside to spray! HURRY UP SPRING!
03/10/13 @ 20:23
Comment from: brae [Member]
Yeah, it wasn't pretty out there - rainy and foggy. I had to work in the garage.
03/11/13 @ 17:09

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