*wanders in, makes CCC*
Well, the Hofstove seems to have survived testing/annealing Last night, I got it up to melting lead temp (about 600 deg. F) probably higher, but, my electronic thermometer only goes to 450, so I put a wheel weight on the top, and it melted. But, didn't get "bright" red, so below 750 deg. F. I put some coal in, too, to raise the heat, hopefully beyond normal operating range.
A little tweaking of the smoke shelf and diverter and all is good, I hope........And, I've found a cool thing to make the ovens from, so, will start that project, in the next couple of days. Gotta do some cleaning of the shop and my house, and get some groceries first.....ahah I get so involved in projects, I forget all the other stuff...