So Stoked

I have a fondness for old wood stoves.

You know that.
I’ve written about it before.
But this story is about a “new-to-me” wood stove.
This is hunting season around here and usually hunters bring us gifts.
We’ve received 20# of gummy bears and Denver Bronco memorabilia and rifles and apples and cheesecheesecheese and 50# of potatoes and 50# of onions.  I am SO bummed the guy didn’t bring me the onions this year… but he brought me something else even cooler.
Neato…
Spiffy…
I should say, because “cool” is not quite right.
One of our hunters brought me this stove.
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Now he says they’re fairly common in Wisconsin… but I’ve never seen the like before here in Wyoming.  He used a wire wheel on all its parts… and then coated it in new black stuff.  I can buff it if I want to and put a shine on it.  If you swing the finial out of the way, you can put your teapot on the top.
I just giggled when it was all set up!
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This is no tiny stove, this is five feet of cast iron beauty!
I think it’s a 1917 model.
He put new mica in the door and urged me to build *little* fires in this thing… it evidently works quite well!
I’m so stoked!!!
<there I go again, cracking myself up!>
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24 hours left on the bidding for the watercolors!
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October 19, 2009   Wild Wild West


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