Wood Stove Blog - Keep up to date on changes to our site, and our personal adventures in Elfric Wood

The Wood Stove Wizard Blog helps you keep up to date with the latest changes to our site, including our personal Woodland Diary, where we keep track of our daily activities and observations in our new piece of woodland, Elfric Wood. We'd love your comments and contributions particularly any suggestions you might have on worthwhile woodland activities.

Aug 05, 2018

barrel woodstove

I had one of these years ago. they do get hot but I put a small baking oven on top of the double barrel for extra heat extraction. running it on low with

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Aug 05, 2018

Square wood

Split the firewood not in triangles but in squares. makes for easier sacking and longer burning overnight and easier stacking the wood inside the stove.

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Aug 05, 2018


I cut 1/4 thick rug tubes to 5 wide, rolled up a few newspapers and jammed them into the tubes. It kept the papers compressed long enough to become logs

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Aug 05, 2018

Starting a fire:

1st before trying to start a fire, open the stove, and notice if you feel cold air coming down in the stove. If so, try to equal the pressure - (open

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Aug 05, 2018

Wood Rack

I had a welder buddy build this rack for me. It’s 12’x6’ and is 2 sided. Right now it’s full and both sides will be ready to burn in the fire pit in the

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Aug 05, 2018

Tipping firewood stacks? Easy To fix!

Hello All If you have a pile of wood that has a lean to it, or is just needs a few adjustments it is quite easy to tap it back into place one log at time:

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Aug 05, 2018

egg boxes and parachute pitching

re fire lighting with egg boxes tip the excess fat from the cooking pan into the box and let it set. when lighting the fire you can use a section at a

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Feb 25, 2014


Dry wood for Camping or outdoor Survival? As a scoutmaster I found a rope/cord to be better than an axe as a tool for gathering dry kindling and wood

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Feb 25, 2014

Best Woods

Yes, as a retired Arborist, I can tell you first hand that the list is short but sweet. Black Locust and Osage Orange will not only burn for a great length

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Feb 25, 2014

Other tools for processing firewood

We rely on fallen trees and branches on our land for our Clearview 500 woodburner. I find that my Muckbox 4x4 powered wheelbarrow is invaluable for getting

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Feb 25, 2014

bigbad littleal

been working on a private wood for a few years now, most of the time we have been taking birch which burns hot but fast.this year we have concentrated

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Feb 25, 2014

crazy question

I don't have a comment, but I do have a question. My lumberjack wants to know if it's possible to use/burn really old telephone poles. He believes they're

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Feb 25, 2014

Update of Macs World

Please remove the sketch that was attached to my story. It was submitted in error and I found no way to change it. Here it was was meant to be sent.

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Nov 13, 2013

Steamer Question

I have a wood stove in a vacation home -- when the stove is not being used for a few weeks at a time should I keep water in the cast iron steamer pot or

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Nov 13, 2013


I cut split and dry: Ash, Beech, Maple since they are widely available on my large woodlot. Three year dry wood is my preference and not a problem since

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