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Rusty Sears wood burning cook stove
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Jackie    Posted 08-14-2004 at 18:55:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I found a small woodburning cookstove at a yard sale and brought it home today and would appreciate any ideas on cleaning it up,also I have never uses a sandblaster so need tips on using one.


Farmall    Posted 08-16-2004 at 19:22:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Speaking from experience, I think id start a fire in it and see how badly the top is warped. If it is, smokme will seep from around the lids which wont warp and its nearly impossible to stop. The smaller lighter made ones suffer this more than the big ton and a half ones ASSUMING theyve been each used as much, If a bigger one has cooked for thresher crews, and 14 inna family, well, its probably pretty near shot also

Sid    Posted 08-15-2004 at 06:33:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
In my opinion that is the beauty of old wood stoves. I have noticed that light rust goes away with use of the stove. I have cleaned one up one time and used stove black on it.Just wiped it off with a light oil and built a fire in it outdoors the first time. If it was bad enough that one had to use a sandblaster on it or if it was the enamel chipped so bad that it was showing rust I do not think I would be interested in it. Jusy my opinion.

DigitalMat    Posted 08-14-2004 at 21:35:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here's a good place to start getting info on that type of thing.

deadcarp    Posted 08-14-2004 at 19:28:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
If i got a new sandblaster, i'd use it on practice things first, like a rusty coffee can, not a stove you might want to keep. Then once you know what it does and what to expect, step up to something bigger. Did you know they use sandblasters to carve the letters into headstones? Those things work! :)

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