@cypnk Thanks, I think we all need this.
@Shufei In these times, it's good to have a bit of levity
(Speaking of... my adventures in lightening the wood stove continues)
@cypnk What new hath you wrought?
@Shufei Mostly tinkering with the fire grate to bring down that gigantic hunk of steel to under 50 metric tons
It's the final iteration since the last time we had a chat about wood stoves
@cypnk Haha, they do get heavy, don’t they? My next stove will definitely be a titanium affair with a glass pane.
@cypnk That vertical baffle isn’t going to be a pain to keep well drafted? How do you start it without smoke going everywhere?
What programme did you use to make these designs? It looks nice.
@Shufei The baffle turned out to be simpler than I thought. The trick is to start with a very small fire with the side vents open, which creates a horizontal vortex. It draws the smoke up very nicely. That's another reason I needed to make the grate shorter and smaller. Helps with vortex generation
I used OpenSCAD, which does the rendering via a scripting language instead of mouse clicks. I followed these tutorials to get started: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/OpenSCAD_Tutorial
@cypnk Ohhh... Oh! Yes, I see it now. Wow, that is an interesting effect, a rolling horizontal fire vortex. I’m surprised it starts off like that. When will you build it, do you reckon?
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