Copper range hood

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Project by EricTwice posted 12-11-2016 02:40 PM 1275 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t take a whole lot of pictures, but a friend of mine took these as the work progressed. You see the curved plywood on the bending form and then the curved plywood mitered together. (This was done with a hand saw and trued up with a block plane) It was covered in copper and then hammered. (shown with hammering partly completed) The brass over frame was made of flat stock, bent by hand and then brazed together. (Shown on the assembly jig partly complete.) Me doing the final touches on the antiquing; you also see my messy work area. The last is the completed project.

Sorry the pictures are not in the correct order. but as of this posting I’ve yet to figure out how to change the order.

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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#1 posted 12-11-2016 03:12 PM

The end result is very attractive. That took allot of hammering, must have been a struggle to keep the panels flat as the hammering expands the metal,

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 12-12-2016 01:49 AM

Impressive. Bet this took some serious time.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 12-13-2016 02:53 AM

The copper is held in place with contact cement, like plastic laminate. The hammering took about seven hours and my arm hurt for days after. I didn’t strike very hard, just enough to dimple the copper. I tried not to stretch it, but changing the shape of the copper messed with the adhesion. I did tests with several different kinds of adhesives and the high strength contact held up best. It did come loose in a couple of places at the edge, I didn’t worry about trying to fix it because the brass frame held it down. All totaled up I think I have about 130 hours in it.

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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#4 posted 12-13-2016 09:07 AM

Well done. A real beauty!!!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 12-13-2016 11:57 AM

Beautiful. Well worth the effort. Thanks for sharing.

-- DonB

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