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    Poor Ole' Santa

    Poor ole’ Santa

    He had a horrible time at the Bradley (Jim and Myrna that is) household.

    After he managed to get his large bulk down the 12 inch stainless steel chimney he got into real trouble. The Bradley’s had the woodstove going all day and it wasn’t until 11:30 pm that the fire went out.

    Then Santa found out that there was the problem that the door to the firebox was latched---from the non-fire side of the door, of course. Usually I would say something like, “that left Santa out in the cold.” However, in this case it left Santa in, in the heat that is.

    Santa was so piqued that he didn’t leave any presents. (He forgot that he left them on Dec. 23rd). But what really ticked him off was NO cookies nor cake---not even that weird stuff Vaughn fixes

    So, all you Family Woodworkers have a wonderful Christmas, even the ones who didn’t get the presents you desired because Santa was all burned up about the whole thing.

    Those of you who did not receive presents due to the untimely stop in the Bradley’s woodstove, keep the faith. Next year Santa will be aware of no inside latches on woodstoves (Does OSHA know about that?) and compensate for the problem. Again, I say, “Keep the faith” maybe he will bring that SawStop or three-horse power lathe or whatever your heart desires, next year.

    Enjoy,

    JimB

    I can see it now, an OSHA edict that all woodstoves must be equipped with inside, emergency door latches before 12-24-13.
    Last edited by Jim C Bradley; 12-26-2012 at 01:14 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    ...I can see it now, an OSHA edict that all woodstoves must be equipped with inside, emergency door latches before 12-24-13.
    With the glow in the dark handle, of course. Because it's hard to see in there, man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    With the glow in the dark handle, of course. Because it's hard to see in there, man.
    Dunno, if its glowing it may be a wee bit on the warm side

    Maybe a flue activity alarm?

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    looks like you're going to have to do your darndest to get off that naughty list for next year jim....
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    Good one Jim, reminded me of when we had one of our nephews over for christmas many moons ago...built a fire xmas eve and he 'about' went ballistic worrying that santa would have to skip our house because he wouldn't be able to come down the chimney....thanks for the flashback
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