Sound like you could develop a whole new buiness of restoring and retailing stoves. If you enjoy this kind of work, it realy could become a profitable side line. Might be able to do some stoves for other people too. A lot of folks don't like to get their hands dirty.
If you do everything your wife wants, your life will never be your own.
Now my life is my own, but I no longer have a wife.
My advise: Choose your wife.