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Jonno1

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I built a Tiny Kivi!
« on: February 05, 2019, 09:21:57 PM »
Ok so this was not a cheap project exactly but is a really nice feature in my little house it can heat up to 400 square feet and in combination with the electric wire I put in the floor (that runs mostly off the solar) It makes for a comfy space and so far I've been able to get wood for heating for free and you can get a $10 permti and go thin the forest yourself (helps with fire abatement)  I bought a slab of soapstone and wrapped a little hobbit stove from England (cost for stove around $900, cost for soapstone around $800 plus a saw blade).  Thinking of putting a Sketchup model and instructions together.  Hit me up if you want one.  The idea behind the soapstone is that it holds heat.  makes the heat last around an extra hour after the stove is out plus it makes a nice stand.
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Re: I built a Tiny Kivi!
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2019, 06:40:04 PM »
Cool build! I’m curious how you did the stone work.


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Re: I built a Tiny Kivi!
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 09:59:28 AM »
Gorgeous!

How long does the amount of wood shown in the picture last?

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Re: I built a Tiny Kivi!
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2019, 11:40:39 AM »
Very cool project! Please do share the plans.

Jonno1

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Re: I built a Tiny Kivi!
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2019, 10:48:17 AM »
So the general issue with building it it the weight of the soapstone slab and moving it around.   You can get it from places that sell it for countertops.  I had them load it in the back of the truck with a hoist and then cut it piece by piece as I moved it out so I did not need to mve the entire slab again.  pic attached,  Sopastone can be dry cut with a worm drive circular saw with a diamond blade.  it is quite soft.  you can also use routers and belt sander to get it to shape.

The tiny stove needs to be fed more often than a bigger stove but generally burns clean.  It's great for a small space where a larger stove would cook the place.  wood would last about 4 hours.

I'm learning sketchup.  this will be a nice first project.  Will post plans soon.