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Old 10-30-2015, 09:50 PM
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Picked up this wood stove a couple months ago to put in the machine shed for heat in the winter when I need to do dome lathe work. The pic shows the stove upside down as I needed to add an ash bin.

I had to break down and buy new steel, as I needed some 3/16" flat bar 6" wide. 8' of 3/16" X 6" was $28. The ash bin will have a door to pull out the ashes. The stove will be lifted off the floor about 40" on a angle iron frame, so no bending down to load it or clean out the ashes. The stove has a 8" flue.

The only additional work is to make and new smoke baffle as the old one was in bad shape and far to small at 8"X 8" square. Probably will be about 16" X 12". The stove is 24" deep and 20" wide.

So far this afternoon I got the 6" X 6" hole cut for the ashes to fall into the ash bin and cut the 3/16" FB to lengths.
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That has GOT to be the gnarliest hammer handle I've seen in a while.

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Old 10-30-2015, 10:59 PM
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That hammer has been in my tool box for over 45 years. It was a cheap tool when I got it, The handle was a piece of thin wall tubing which broke off about 30 years ago. I plugged it with some solid round stock and brazed it up. About ten years after that the rubber grip began to rot off, so I taped it up with black friction tape to kind of cover the missing chunks of rubber and keep the rest from falling off. I have a lot of good hammers but this one is special since it was my first hammer and I'm sticking with it until it totally falls apart.

It may out live me and them my son will inherit it, which I'm sure will be the end of the hammer.
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I'll bet walls around this shop would work wonders to keep out some of the cold.

Snow's comin' next week.
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Old 10-31-2015, 12:52 PM
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I just have to thank you Neal for bringing back some good memories for me. The reason I bought the hammer was I was just married and burnt a hole in the muffler of our car and to take off the muffler I needed a hammer, and one of those tools to split the inlet pipe. The splitter tool was also one of those $1.99 tools you see in automotive stores. All made in China but that's all I could afford back then. I still have both of them.
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Any time you need a thread derailed, I'm your man.

It's funny. I've got some tools when I reach for them I can can think back to the day of purchase like yesterday.

Good times.

Looking forward to seeing what you do with the stove. I've got one I need to work on myself.

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More progress on the stove this afternoon. Got the welds done on the extension for the ash bin, cut out the ash bin door and got the smoke deflector plate welded in. The new deflector plate is much larger than the old one, so that should help combustion. The old one was just a piece of tin and warped. The new one is 1/8" plate so that should last. All welding was with 3/32 6013 at 80 amps.

Tomorrow I will weld on the new bottom plate, and fab some ash door hinges and weld them on. The stove will be done at that point. I still have to make a stand so it sits chest high so no bending over. May not get that done for a couple more days. Got to get some work done on the new house fence.
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Looking good, I always made a ash drawer on the stoves that I built, just pull it out and dump it.
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Looking good, I always made a ash drawer on the stoves that I built, just pull it out and dump it.
I thought about that today after I had finished the welding. Would not have been hard to do, just did not think of it. I will probably only use it 3-4 times a winter so it will get emptied about once a year.
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