Well, those of us hardcore stove guys know all to well the addiction of coal stoves & antique stoves here as well as the major costs involved saving this heritage.
I happen to find an old piece of junk oil heater at the dump in the scrape pile and thought I would make an effort to save it
I cannot begin to tell anyone who rebuilds stoves how enjoyable, inexpensive and easy this hobby would be for you
I have about 4-5 hours total & $30.00 total into this beauty (including fuel, wick, etc.) and its like brand new and fully functioning once again!
I should have snapped some before pics to show you how awful this thing was, but anyways... here it is in all her glory (don't laugh to hard at the colors, this was just a fun test/trial and I had some left over gold stove paint from my 404 rebuild)