I spent a week end head inside a wood stove I’m restoring.
It needed to be re-bricked, but un-bricking it was an excruciating pain as most of the bricks had been cemented onto the stove surface. In fact it simply wasn’t possible by hand so I acquired an incredible new tool I didn’t know existed before: a rotary hammer. It’s meant to drill holes in concrete and other hard materials. However, it can be set to just hammer (not turn) and you can give it a chisel bit; thus turning it into a tiny jack-hammer. I’m a fan.
Tiny Jack-Hammer! Takatakatak!
Ice on the stairs? Tiny Jack-Hammer!
Definitely a fan…
It’s going to be very nice when it’s refinished. I’m lucky enough to have spent time in Alps, which is where some of my ancestors are from. This stove is a nice reminder; not that I give much meaning to one’s ancestry. The Alps though, sometimes they call me, but I’m not leaving the Appalachians.