funny how things always come full circle in the end... Its a neat story of how this lil' beauty brought you here to this community and got you to try coal
Has your blacksmith friend ever burned coal before? I think when you return this stove to him you should bring some of your coal (clean nice bags ready to rock
) Tell him it was some leftovers or whatever.
I don't think Ive ever found a wood burner who has tried coal in a good coal burner who would then revert back because they think wood is better. the only time it happens is when they have access to "free" wood (cant argue with that to much
) , or if they somehow moved and where left with a wood stove in the new home.
Get him rolling with some of your left over coal and then when he runs out it and switches to wood, he will be depressed! Mahahaha