Restoration of Old Redwood Leahy Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Maple Knoll Farms, Jan 24, 2010.

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  1. Maple Knoll Farms

    Maple Knoll Farms New Egg

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    Recently I found an old redwood Leahy incubator on ebay. I was very pleased on finding it because I have been looking for awhile and couldn't find one in my price range for the longest time. The one I got is the Model 416 E. Otherwise known as the Leahy Favorite Incubator it has 5 trays and is constructed completely of redwood. I am planning on restoring it. What I am currently doing is sanding it down and shining everything off. After that I am going to put a coat of urethane, a type of varnish on it, which will bring out the color of the wood and seal it. The first picture is what it looked like when I bought it. The next several are ones are of the incubator after I sanded it off. As you can see, I took a couple of the metal parts off, to aid in easiness of sanding and varnishing. The top of the incubator swings up, revealing the works of the incubator. If any of you know where I can get the guard to cover the light switch on the front, I would appreciate any advice. As I put the varnish on and finish restoring it, I will try to put some more pictures of it on here if you guys want to see it. Anyway, here are the pictures. I hope they show up!
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  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Cool NIIIICE bator! Wish I knew where u could get that part! Post pics when it's finished!! That is a beautiful wood!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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