Friday, April 13, 2012

New Copper Teapot and Brass Bucket For...


I am not sure if I will be using this in the house I am designing but the stove did need a few things. I made another brass bucket for the coal it uses and a much smaller copper teapot to go on the back burner today. Now I must make a coal shovel for it.

This was once the plastic the Chrysnbon parlor stove. It was in my very first post. I thought it was sort of sad looking in plastic. The kit it had lots of bright silvery "nickel" parts. I thought about casting those pieces in nickel silver for a duller look but decided against it.

I also wasn't very happy about the fact the stove was so plain. I wanted to add a lot of decorative embellishment to it. That was done by pulling molds off of tiny brass findings and injecting wax into the molds I made. Then... Those waxes had to be welded (with a hot needle) to the plastic kit pieces, before I cast them all in bronze. Some plastics burn out very well just like casting wax does.

The kit came with a sheet of acetate for the glass inside the stove. I use mica sheets instead which make the stove look like it has been used.

26 comments:

  1. This is beautiful!! Looks like a lot of work had been added to it!

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  2. The Tea pot and bucket are very cute and the stove looks amazing, I could have sworn that was metal. Its just lovely.

    Fiona

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  3. It IS metal. It's bronze, oxidized black. All soldered together with a torch. ;-)

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  4. You always have the power of making my jaw drop.
    What sahhl I say ? I heart it! Rosanna

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  5. Your work is unique! It's always such a pleasure to look at what you do!

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  6. Catherine, It came out fab!!! I love these stoves in metal!!! The teapot is wonderful too. Love the bucket!

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  7. Once again, I'm stunned. You do such beautiful metal work! If you EVER decide to sell your stuff, I will be standing in a long line to get a piece. Cheers!

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  8. Yet again Catherine, your exquisite skills are put to perfect use. I remember seeing the stove and I loved seeing it again......the bucket is wonderful, but the copper tea pot is (sigh.....) PERFECTION!!!!

    Linda xxx

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    1. Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Love the new stuff---

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  9. Wonderful what you have made with this stove.It looks brilliant now and copper tea pot is absolutely great!!! Jeannette

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  10. Wow! As Usual... Your work is Stunning!!!! To take a plastic kit and embellish it and cast it in REAL metal!!!!! I am in AWE! This is so full of unique Character! (I have lived with MANY different cast iron stoves over the years... from real antiques to modern versions.... and this one is Very Original!)

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  11. un trabajo fantastico felicidades ¡
    besos

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  12. I am speechless!

    My chin is dropped to the table top!
    Such a incredible work!!
    I LOVE your stove and copper tea pot is absolutely fantastic!!!!

    Hugs,
    Karin

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  13. Wonderful work, the teapot is just lovely, so much detail. The stove is a work of art, love it.

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  14. Your work is so fantastic.

    Lotti

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  15. I like this stove. It's a masterpiece!
    Bye Faby

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  16. It certainly looks like a different stove the the plastic kit. Fantastic of course!

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  17. Es una verdadera joya, preciosa.
    besitos ascension

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  18. Wonderful. every old things were good.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  19. WOW!!! Everything is wonderful but the teapot I am craving very much!!!!
    Your have done it again.....taken my breath away.
    Thank you for sharing!!!

    Sandi XXX

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  20. Your stove remake is amazing, and love your new kettle and coal pot, oh to have your skills. Can't wait to get back into some mini soldering soon, have some great projects in mind. Will need to practice a bit first. I bet you are getting excited about the upcoming show, hope you will take some pics for us!

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  21. La estufa es increíble el resultado es espectacular, el cubo y la tetera son maravillosos! Me encanta su trabajo!

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  22. Hello Catherine,
    You alwaysd do the same thing, you take a nice kit or object and just transform it into something so incredible. Your skills and detail is inspirational...INSPIRATIONAL!
    Fantastic job!
    Big hugs,
    Giac

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  23. Such an amazing result! :)

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  24. Catherine,
    I guess late is better than not at all......with a comment. These new pieces are stunning and I am still in awe of your talent at metal work. I remember reading about the stove in the other post and thought how involved and difficult it must be to produce such a beautiful piece. Congratulations on all of these! They are quite remarkable.
    Your pal Ray

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  25. i am amazed by all your work! it's incredible! so glad i found your blog!

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