I have recently polished the stove up for summer (done burning till October now) but will post a few pics next time.
I guess i'm half right then, the door is cast :)
seems to work the same on the steel though.
Polish works for me but I have heard said if you do use polish you wont be able to paint it again.
I find the colour of my steel stove goes grey after a few months use so occasionally polish it with stove black.
Takes about 10 minutes with an old...
When walking round checking my stacks, I have got into the habit of picking off loose bark if I see any.
Like others have said I think it helps...
Thought you guys liked cold beer :)
One neat thing I found with it was I could control the burn by turning the hole into or away from the wind :)
I like the idea of a spin to the flame in a rocket stove.
Did a bit of an experiment myself with a rocket stove/Swedish candle, drilled a...
they are still seen in pubs and restaurants over here, not very efficient form of heating I guess but cozy close by and great looking.
I know what you mean about the brickwork going black, the bricks behind our stove are black where an old firebasket used to sit.
Good work and great pics, thanks.
Wishing Judy a speedy recovery.
Beautiful pictures, that first one is awesome, thank you for sharing.
Not me Andy, my friend did it.
If I had half that skill I would be a very happy man.
You're welcome Dennis, will hopefully get a picture of the fully finnished article prior to my friend taking it out to the customer.
Yeah think you're right, to much money involved nowadays to let them misbehave, but somehow made the old guys more likeable, more human for it.
They dont make sportsmen like that anymore, saw a TV programme about James Hunt and Barry Sheene, some of the stuff those guys got up to was...
Thanks Scols, George Best was such a character, always loved that quote :)
You're welcome Scotty, thought the folks at hearth.com would like it.
Don't know how difficult it is to carve, I will maybe try it one day, if it all goes wrong can always add it to the pile of uglies :).
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