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Mama has some new sexy legs

Post in 'Fisher Stove Information, Parts, History and More' started by WeldrDave, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    Hello all,
    When I got this mama, someone had cut her legs down to around 4". None of the legs were the same length. I spent the past evening and this morning in the operation room.:) She now has a floor clearance of 6-1/4". They are "not" traditional but I think they look good, and are MUCH beefier then the originals. I hope you like them:cool:..... Coaly, forgive me _g I had to.......

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  2. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Nice job Dave !!:cool:
  3. coaly

    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    That's OK, it's close to the VI style;

    Mama Bear VI 1983.jpg Mama Bear VI 1983 side view.jpg
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    That's nice work. Legs look just like they belonged there from day one. Rick
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    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    Good job Dave they look better than the original legs..

    Ray
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    Nice job. Nice shop. Is that a metal brake in the background?
  7. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    Yes Steve, got a few goodies, most of the stuff is old but still functional. Thank's "all" of you for the kind words, I couldn't stand looking at that stove with stubby legs anymore;ex
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    It looks great. That old brake will out last you;)
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    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    My apologies Steve, what your looking at in that one picture is a sheet metal sheer, Although there is a brake behind that in the back of the shop, "very" similar. The sheer is around circa, 1965 and the brake is older, maybe sometime in the 50's, All still work good.
    I got an old drill press will be a boat anchor soon.........;)
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    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    That is a big sheer. Those older brakes and sheers were well made. My brother has a brake and sheer that my Dad bought used for his sheet metal shop back in 1958. Brother took over the business. It still works like the day he bought it. What gauge metal can you brake and cut?
  11. DexterDay

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    That's a beautiful Mama. Love the Resto. Looks awesome.

    Are you using all three Fishers in your Signature? Love looking at installs of them. My Uncles buddy down the street has a Papa and I often think about getting one for my shop or my Barn.
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    Hello Dexter, I'm using only one "for now" the Grandma. She has been cooking along for about 20+ years now. I did a baby bear restoration earlier this winter, It's going in a family room/dining area this spring/summer. I got the Mama from a guy who had it in storage, didn't want it where he was going.
    I'll have two up and running in this house by winter. I also just acquired another Grandma, I don't know why:confused:, I love the whole wood burning process and it give's me something to do in the winter. My house is electric everything and without the wood stoves, my heating bills would be $600 to $800 a month!!! , I just can't do that... I'll post the install when I start the Baby bear project, I'm focussed on getting my boat ready for the summer.:cool:
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    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    Oh, Mama's getting a new baffle installed this week too;ex ::F....
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    Steve, the sheer is an old Niagara co. and will do up to 16ga. The brake from the same company, will do the same. We have an old finger break from the Budd co.? works real well, dated 1955 on the plate of mfg. It's all old USN hand me downs, thats mostly what the CG gets. I'm fortunate to have access mostly anytime at my leisure other than work time.
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    Thanks for the blessing Coaly, You are the guru, didn't want you mad at me;).... Although, I never paid attention to the style VI, basically never saw it before, was that the newest of the last.......Fishers......
  16. coaly

    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    The VI existed back in 1980.

    Manual VI dated 1980.jpg

    The last model design was the TF-88 with only 50 built.
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    I get lambasted but can't help it.....I still like the old stoves;) Burn em if you got em.
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    Sorry I missed you Ray, Thanks for the kind words:)
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    Thanks!
    Thanks also Rick,

    I've been bouncing back and forth from computer, work issues....
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    Coaly, we built 50 free standing and 50 inserts. the free standing had legs or a pedistal base. There were two doors, one that looked like a brass toilet seat and the other had 2 brass lines around it. I would imagine there were more than 50 made. I do not believe we were the only ones that built the TF-88. I know where several are, I sold mine freestanding to a friend. I gave the last 2 inserts away. It was a good stove, I can not remember the name of the guy who designed it and he merged with Fisher . I met him and it seems like his name was Ken. It did not meet the EPA standards so it and Fisher as we knew it was over.
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    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    So far every one I've seen for sale is believed to be made by you guys. I turned one down years ago that got as far north as Maryland. Still can't get past that ugly door. Toilet Fisher '88. :)
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    Coaly, do you have a picture? I don't believe I've ever seen one_g
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    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't have a picture of an Insert. Here's the "Toilet Fisher" from 1988. Get it? TF-88........ yeah it's one ugly brass door that would look sharp in an outhouse.

    TF-88 1.jpg TF-88 4.jpg

    TF-88 Door Glass 11-7-12.jpg TF-88 Inside 11-7-12.jpg
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    Yes my friend, I have to agree! I never saw one before.....What was the motive behind this, any ideas?
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    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    The motive was to make something that would pass the stricter smoke regulations. The ironic thing to me was the fact that the Fisher Stove was patented as a heating / cooking stove. Bob's father Baxter built and was selling The Baxter Stove with an oven and was always tinkering with his stoves to add an oven. Had they done that, it would have been EPA exempt just like they are today in every state. (well, the firebox has to be on the left, and oven on the right to officially be considered a cookstove today)

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