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Project by Quebecnewf posted 10-12-2008 12:56 AM 2583 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well i have got the siding on one end and a bit on one side, Door is done and new handle.
Still lots to do
Slow going too many other things to do. Hope to finish the siding before the snow flys. Electrician is here i a week or two to do the wiring after that the styrofoam and t&g plywood on the floor .

I do have the wood stove installed. It is a large homemade unit I got from my aunt. It weighs 400 lbs or more. We had it stored in a shed near my sawmill . A week ago we went in with a small flatbottomed outboard boat to bring it out. we had it on a sled across the gunwalls of the boat. We got to the wharf to hoist it up with the winch. My friend steped into the ladder on the side of the wharf to climb up and let down the winch hook. When his weight came of the boat on one side the stove shifted on the sled and in the blink of an eye stove sled and I were swimming. Stove sank sled floated and I had to swim to the side of the boat and get pulled aboard by my friend. Very lucky stove did not hook my clothing on the way down. We waited untill the tide fell later that afternoon and let down a hook and after many tries we got it back on the wharf.
Alls well that ends well. My mom happened to be nearby and saw the whole thing she was not impressed. That water was cold


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#1 posted 10-12-2008 01:54 AM

ive heard wood stoves arnt very safe to put in a woodshop because of saw dust and fumes.. but wow.. very nice location youve got there.. talk about water front, eh?

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#2 posted 10-12-2008 03:24 AM

I’ve heard you’d have to have a hell of a lot of dust to cause a fire with a wood burner. I think it’s a good idea…...... and great story. I bet every time you put a piece of wood in the stove, you’ll think about your encounter.
- JJ

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#3 posted 10-12-2008 06:04 AM

congrats!!! looking sooooo good…it must be getting cold(er)...looks like you will make it in time for winter…

Coming from a lifetime californian…i really dont know what cold means…i can only imagine…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 10-12-2008 08:26 AM

Shd be happy with the progress. Keep it going my friend.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 10-12-2008 03:53 PM

thanks for sharing you “unfortunate mishap” with us. I’m happy to hear everything worked out ok. Kinda funny that mom is always present at moments like these!

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#6 posted 10-13-2008 05:01 AM

Your shop is looking great! Looking forward to seeing the finished inside. Glad to hear no one was hurt from your stove move. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 10-13-2008 03:47 PM

You need to get some aerial photos of your awesome shop.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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