Hey, anyone have any great websites or info on Wood Cookstoves?
I've been wanting one for awhile. I have one already, a family stove... but it is in Really BAD condition, and we arn't sure we will be able to fix it. A local junk shop has one I'm interested in, an old Monarch, but we have to look it over better before I commit. It is lightly rusted... has one hole in the side that needs repaired, but looks pretty good and seems to have all the parts. I bought a book about wood cookstoves that is helpful, and we will be using it to help see if the condition is ok. My husband can weld and such with metal, so that doesn't scare us.
I'm particularly interested in any sites about the history of Monarch stoves, and or pictures or info on the model numbers. I found some places you could buy manuals, but only if you know what models you want to be looking at.
Anyone out there have an old stove they love? I'm only 28 and have fond memories of my mother cooking on my great grandmother's stove when I was a child.