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Hey Metal, what is that in your avatar?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by wg_bent, Feb 14, 2006.

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  1. wg_bent

    wg_bent Minister of Fire

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    Metal, you have a picture of a barrel stove in your avatar. But it looks like it's outside. What do you use it for?

    Sort of related...The other day I noticed a guy with a stove sitting in his back yard, chimney attached, Doors wide open, burning away. Looked sort of funny. Looked like one of the older Jotul stoves with dual doors.

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  2. Metal

    Metal Minister of Fire

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    They are branding irons. I wish I had a cool story to go along with it, but I don't. It goes with the saying at the bottom of my posts "Just another iron in the fire," since this addictive website is just that.
  3. Jay Shank

    Jay Shank New Member

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    do you still brand cattle???I see alot os eartags hear in central pa
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    Metal Minister of Fire

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    Branding, for the most part, has gone the way of the Dodo Bird. We now tattoo them in the ear and then put eartags in. The tattoo is a way to identify them if the tag falls out (usually 3 or 4 letters/numbers in each ear).
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    My guess is he's got a side business branding gang members in the hood. :)
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