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Post in 'Fisher Stove Information, Parts, History and More' started by Finest Fishers, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. coaly

    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    Lets hope those draft caps don't start the bling fad among Fisher owners.
    A little stove bright goes a long way!
    Alum. Brushed and Polished.JPG brushed edge on left, polished edge on right

    Solid Brass before and after.JPG New Old Stock, solid brass caps before and after paint.
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  2. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    WOW SWEET! when I did the Baby, I painted the edges and the trees with chrome aluminum paint for boiler fronts.
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  3. Finest Fishers

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    Grandpa Bear IV and Grandma IV glass

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  4. Finest Fishers

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    Exceptionally clean Fisher Grandma Bear III. Nice nickel clad doors. Another that sold new at Malm Fireplace in Santa Rosa California. Fabricated in Forestville California, both in norcal.

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  5. coaly

    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    Before anyone asks, the glass IV door shown in post 28 has cast iron door inserts as shown below in the model III configuration.

    Honey Bear Cast Door Inserts.jpg
  6. HaTaX

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    I'm not a Fisher owner or fan, but I know good craftsmanship when I see it, fantastic work Finest Fishers! If you were a little closer I'd get my old Fisher-like insert to you for some TLC and paint for sure.

    Just wanted to say nice job, and that insert back on page 1 sure would look pretty all fixed up and in my fireplace. :) Inspiration to pretty up my pig a little as I do some of my retrofitting!
  7. Finest Fishers

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    Thanks much HaTax. Its fun tinkering with the different stoves, models, manufactures. Lopi's are a killer heater I like to work with too, 80's and early 90's units when to me, they were built to perform. Refinishing is easy, got my own way that works for me and local folks and neighbors I refinish for. Great to see people enjoy these things for years to come.
  8. Finest Fishers

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    Riding the wave still refinishing and delivering wood stoves. Been really cool meeting the vast amount of people desiring a nice safe stove that performs. Some address' have received as many as 6 stoves...amazing.One of the best parts is helping folks out.

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  9. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    Very Nice stove's:cool: As I said to Coaly a while back, it's great people take interest in these stoves and keep a "Great" american thing going! I appreciate great work and dedication! I hope the people you sell them to appreciate them as much as you do.... and all of us.
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  10. Finest Fishers

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    Goldilocks mobile/modular home approved stove finished. Headed to Trinity County California. Draft knob on left controls an internal air inlet flap, approx. 1 7/8"W x 16"L by a long rod (bolt) that moves the tongue that operates the inlet vent. Air is drawn threw base from floor. Draft on right is fixed.

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    Goldilocks in Stove Bright 6309. Delivered Grandpa Bear to daughter last year, this stove goes to Dad;)

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  12. Finest Fishers

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    Doors are brass clad, patina on original brass looks cool with black stove body and door back ground

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    Goldilocks is delivered and installed in its new home;) . Was interesting to see brick hearth with their 'old' Goldilocks sitting there. Draft knobs were loose and a little rough, expanded metal mesh over air inlet long gone and bricks shot. The galvanized plate and 7 1/2" ring was cool to see, had a screen molded to it for rodent control, full of ash and debris....im sure stove didnt operate properly. Folks sent me away with their original Goldilocks to renew...wish that was every delivery:)

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  14. Finest Fishers

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    Teddy Bear pedestal stove restored ready for new home soon==c. Kinda can go in waves like happens quite a bit, have two Teddy Bears ready to refinish, not my choice of inventory...all good tho.

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    Gotta call from new owner of the super super rare Fisher XL I restored, just loves stove. Massive firebox loaded with white oak and eucalyptus heats his model 'T' and 'A' Ford restoration shop, shops 40x70 and 18' at peak. The XL has SOLID:rolleyes: brass doors, another first for me. Unlike my other XL's which obviously have large heavy doors.....these brass doors are an anchor. Nice thing about brass draft knobs, or these brass doors, they didnt make a noise or typical 'screech' when opened.

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    Guy did neck down flue to 8", hope to see it in operation in a couple of weeks. killer stoves.jpg
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    Wow, these posts are absolutely stunning.

    I'm about to sell my Grandpa Bear stove ( $500 ) for something more efficient, but these posts sure do make me think twice.
  18. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    If you have room, I would keep it and store it.:cool: You may never have the chance to get another one and if you do it will be $$$, just my opinion;)
  19. ScotO

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    Finest Fishers, you do some beautiful work. Guys like you and Coaly do a great job keeping those old stoves chugging right along. I have an Alaskan Kodiak (yes, it's a knock off Fisher) in my shop that I plan on restoring back to the way it used to be someday, when I get the time......

    Just wanted to say how nice your restored stoves look. Keep up the good work and keep those pictures coming.
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  20. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    "Not a thing wrong with the Kodiak Scotty";ex.... We had a family friend who had one in his house and it kicked A$$....;ex
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  21. ScotO

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    Oh trust me, I love that stove...and if you had seen what I traded for it, you'd probably throw up!
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    Really enjoying this thread... lots of nostalgia.
  23. lethal dose

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    Or should I say... NOStalgia. ;)
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  24. Clint Boyer

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    Here's my Baby before and after.
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    As you can see, I'm in need of an original ball door knob...
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  25. raybonz

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    Looks great Clint! :)

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