SteveZee wrote:echos67 wrote:Stove sure looks nice, great restoration for sure. Want to do another one ?
I hope your right about the cold snowy winter and I hope it shows up here too.
Ha,ha,ha Keith, You know you can't wait to dig into that #6 and make her new again . It's a good plan to leave the nickel to last since it's cosmetic and pricy. You can always do it later if need be. The stove works just fine whether or not it shines. My little Star Herald just had the nickel parts rattle caned with "chrome" paint for the season. Now, it's going up over the barn to heat the apartment up there and when I send out a few pieces from the cookstove, those will go too.
I actually started taking mine apart this afternoon, spent a couple hours on it and made decent progress.
An interesting find I made today was when I started removing the liner in the fire pot, it had firebrick in it. They were concave to lay against the fire pot and there were two rows, one on top of each other. No idea how long they were in there or even if they were original but it would be interesting to know the story of them.