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    Gino these are the real deal embossed tin ceilings. Pricey too! But you just can't get that vintage look any other way. I waited quite a while before biting the bullet. Next on the list is this goose neck lamp for over the dart board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by synergy_jim View Post
    You need a big rusty gear hanging on the wall.... wink wink....
    No worries there Jim. I have some amazing stuff planned for later on :)

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    Latest addition to the project

    So I found a 110 year old antique parlor stove and just finished a complete restoration on it. I don't plan to use it for heating, it's strictly a decorative piece to tie in with the steampunk theme I have going on.

    I disassembled the entire stove, then sandblasted all the cast metal down to bare, changed the color from original black to a jade green and used a high temperature stove paint. Then I found an electroplating company that refinished all the nickle plating. All total I have about $1,200.00 into the stove but now it's worth twice that much. There is just something about the beauty of this stove that I admire, especially considering how long ago it was made. It puts a smile on my face whenever I look at it!

    So another piece completed and twenty more projects planned.
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    wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SignManiac View Post
    So I found a 110 year old antique parlor stove and just finished a complete restoration on it. I don't plan to use it for heating, it's strictly a decorative piece to tie in with the steampunk theme I have going on.

    I disassembled the entire stove, then sandblasted all the cast metal down to bare, changed the color from original black to a jade green and used a high temperature stove paint. Then I found an electroplating company that refinished all the nickle plating. All total I have about $1,200.00 into the stove but now it's worth twice that much. There is just something about the beauty of this stove that I admire, especially considering how long ago it was made. It puts a smile on my face whenever I look at it!

    So another piece completed and twenty more projects planned.


    That is straight up bad *** right there!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SignManiac View Post
    So I found a 110 year old antique parlor stove and just finished a complete restoration on it. I don't plan to use it for heating, it's strictly a decorative piece to tie in with the steampunk theme I have going on.

    I disassembled the entire stove, then sandblasted all the cast metal down to bare, changed the color from original black to a jade green and used a high temperature stove paint. Then I found an electroplating company that refinished all the nickle plating. All total I have about $1,200.00 into the stove but now it's worth twice that much. There is just something about the beauty of this stove that I admire, especially considering how long ago it was made. It puts a smile on my face whenever I look at it!

    So another piece completed and twenty more projects planned.
    Nice parlor stove. My sister was refurbing hers in the driveway a few years back. Guy pulled up and said: "I'll give ya three grand right now". She said she really didn't want to clean it up anyway.

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    Wow! I love your man cave! Reminds me of when I was a kid.... Had lots of Brothers and they had a great tree house. I could climb trees pretty good, so I'd sneak up there whenever I could. Fun times! What a great place to goof around and relax. Nice work! Looking at all your pictures made me feel like I was in the tree house. :) No girls allowed, haha!

    Quote Originally Posted by rjssigns View Post
    Nice parlor stove. My sister was refurbing hers in the driveway a few years back. Guy pulled up and said: "I'll give ya three grand right now". She said she really didn't want to clean it up anyway.

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    Another piece. This is in the separate lounge area that I'm working on.

    Galvanized letters and rust iron scrolls that were given to me.
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    Two more small pieces. Need dry erase boards for darts and shuffleboard table. Threw these together last week. Work has been busy so no major add ons until the holidays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SignManiac View Post
    So I found a 110 year old antique parlor stove and just finished a complete restoration on it. I don't plan to use it for heating, it's strictly a decorative piece to tie in with the steampunk theme I have going on.

    I disassembled the entire stove, then sandblasted all the cast metal down to bare, changed the color from original black to a jade green and used a high temperature stove paint. Then I found an electroplating company that refinished all the nickle plating. All total I have about $1,200.00 into the stove but now it's worth twice that much. There is just something about the beauty of this stove that I admire, especially considering how long ago it was made. It puts a smile on my face whenever I look at it!

    So another piece completed and twenty more projects planned.


    Very cool stove. My father in law has one that he restored when he was little. Right about the same age as yours. Bought it for $15,000. It's now worth about $100,000 Keep that stove. You don't see many these days especially in that shape. Very cool piece. His has a lot of isinglass all around though.

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    oh man, i dig every single thing you posted. too cool!

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    Just another update

    This is the most recent project. First photo shows the before picture. Complete ground up restoration on my 1964 Brunswick pool table. Stripped the legs down to bare wood, stained and clear coated. Put new polished brass levelers on. Sanded and did body work on the side skirts, then painted two tone metallic Matthews paint. Designed all the steampunkery, cut out on the router table, paint and applied with assorted junk from around the shop.

    I had new cushions installed on the rails, recovered to top with new cloth, changed out all the original chrome pieces with polished brass to match feet and overall color scheme from the rest of the room. I think that's about it.


    More projects planned, stay tuned.
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    I am for ever in awe. That is such a cool restore. The steam punk is killer and everything looks super clean. Nice job.

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    Thanks Big EZ. I put a lot of detail in this one. Still might have one more thing to add. Undecided at this point. Made most of it, and purchased some too. Most importantly, it plays really well. Perfectly balanced and the table is fast, which I prefer. Next is better lighting over the table. That's next!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SignManiac View Post
    Thanks Big EZ. I put a lot of detail in this one. Still might have one more thing to add. Undecided at this point. Made most of it, and purchased some too. Most importantly, it plays really well. Perfectly balanced and the table is fast, which I prefer. Next is better lighting over the table. That's next!

    It would be cool, I think, YOu might have better ideas, to keep with the theme of the table and do some edison bulbs in a steampunk layout. I saw a overhead table light this guy had made and it had working gears in it also. They didn't do anything but spin but it made it that much better.

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    You're not to far off from the direction I was planning to got with the light. I have this oldish, vintagey, looking pool table light that needs some detailing. Wrap around copper pipe, some gears, and if I can find the Edison light bulbs, that would be really cool!
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    Frickin' saweeet.


    I'd perfect my massé shot in no time with that set up. Where's the wet bar ??

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    No wet bar. Decided to make this an Amish only man cave with prayer sessions before and after. Apple cider is on the house :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SignManiac View Post
    You're not to far off from the direction I was planning to got with the light. I have this oldish, vintagey, looking pool table light that needs some detailing. Wrap around copper pipe, some gears, and if I can find the Edison light bulbs, that would be really cool!

    Here's your Edison Bulbs all modern and PC and tree hugging. https://www.1000bulbs.com/product/11...1930022K1.html

    I think they look trick and have a couple ideas for them.

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    And here I spend my weekends playing video games and drinking. Outstanding work, fella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjssigns View Post
    Here's your Edison Bulbs all modern and PC and tree hugging. https://www.1000bulbs.com/product/11...1930022K1.html

    I think they look trick and have a couple ideas for them.

    Wow thanks! Just what I had envisioned, but had not researched yet. I think those bulbs with the other stuff I have in mind will look killer :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SignManiac View Post
    Wow thanks! Just what I had envisioned, but had not researched yet. I think those bulbs with the other stuff I have in mind will look killer :)

    Those ones are cool but look a little more online. You will find clear filament bulbs like that in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. They even have some real long skinny ones about 2 feet or so.

    That website has alot of different ones on it also.

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    Already did that. I found some similar Edison bulbs that are a brighter white, which is what I need. It makes a huge difference with the shadows that the ball cast on the table. Overhead direct lighting eliminates that.

    Something like this would work well.
    http://www.lampsplus.com/products/no...lb__u8886.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by SignManiac View Post
    No wet bar. Decided to make this an Amish only man cave with prayer sessions before and after. Apple cider is on the house :)

    Alrightie, then. Was out looking at a job yesterday and caught this guy. He said he was on his way down to your place for some fun. They shunned him after he made the announcement, but he said, that's Okay. I liketh me Cider.





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    Just finished up the billiard table light. Really fits the new steampunk table I recently restored. Only thing left is to order some of the old Edison style light bulbs and that should do the trick!
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    That is friggin' awesome, still no wet bar?

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    Wet bar is another room for down the road 😎

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    Quote Originally Posted by SignManiac View Post
    You're not to far off from the direction I was planning to got with the light. I have this oldish, vintagey, looking pool table light that needs some detailing. Wrap around copper pipe, some gears, and if I can find the Edison light bulbs, that would be really cool!
    That would really be "Kickazzz"!!! I really hate you Bob...

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