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unclemoustache

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Thought about making a video series about wood heat. The star of the show will be my mustache, and I will narrate.
But I would like some editors and advisors to read through my notes, correct errors and wrong info, suggest things to add or removr, and help me to be efficient, yet thorough.
Any takers?
 
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Thought about making a video series about wood heat. The star of the show will be my mustache, and I will narrate.
But I would like some editors and advisors to read through my notes, correct errors and wrong info, suggest things to add or removr, and help me to be efficient, yet thorough.
Any takers?
I’m in
 
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Thought about making a video series about wood heat. The star of the show will be my mustache, and I will narrate.
But I would like some editors and advisors to read through my notes, correct errors and wrong info, suggest things to add or removr, and help me to be efficient, yet thorough.
Any takers?
Cool, I will check it out.
 
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Unc,
If you were suggesting an Intro to wood heat, or a guide to wood heat in your area, I'd say go for it. But a complete guide, as in comprehensive info, would be a huge undertaking. There are countless topics & countless variables. Just the matter of what wood species an individual has available to burn goes in all directions depending on whether you're located in New England, Pennsylvania, Montana, or Alaska. Even the same species of trees will grow or season differently depending on region. People around the great lakes speak of needing two years to season wood that I cut, split, & season in 3-4 months in dry Colorado.

One stove or another, or height of flue, and much else complicates any such discussion, as evidenced by many of our threads on here.

I don't mean to be negative here. If anyone is suited to such a project, you are. But the topic and range is quite broad.
 
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The author of "The Emerald City" had to self publish his story.
Publishers told him if an American Classic was to be written it would have already been written.
The title was changed, and we know it as The Wizard of Oz.
Side note: The name Oz came from O-Z on the authors file cabinet drawer. The character of the wicked witch, was his mother-in-law, who helped him self publish. The author was a traveling salesman for a time, who in his day, rode trains from city to city. The characters were pulled from people he met on the trains and cities he frequented.
Live the dream Unc. Even if we all have the same dream, everyone tells it different, and your kids could have a ball helping you. I can see them flying drones for you, over beautiful forests and smoking dragons!
 
unclemoustache

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Like that wheel hasn't already been invented.

Everything you wanted to know and a 100 times more can already be found at https://www.hearthdotcom/talk/
Hearth.
Real wood heating experts.


Well, certainly it's been covered, but to go to a forum to hunt it all down is time consuming. And it's in a bunch of threads, not in video format.
And, it's a forum. Not necessarily "real wood heating experts." My vids (if I even do them) will be all in one location, clear and concise, and not all filled with fluff, stupid anecdotes, or my life history with wood heat. Just the facts, ma'am.




Unc,
If you were suggesting an Intro to wood heat, or a guide to wood heat in your area, I'd say go for it. But a complete guide, as in comprehensive info, would be a huge undertaking. There are countless topics & countless variables. Just the matter of what wood species an individual has available to burn goes in all directions depending on whether you're located in New England, Pennsylvania, Montana, or Alaska. Even the same species of trees will grow or season differently depending on region. People around the great lakes speak of needing two years to season wood that I cut, split, & season in 3-4 months in dry Colorado.

One stove or another, or height of flue, and much else complicates any such discussion, as evidenced by many of our threads on here.

I don't mean to be negative here. If anyone is suited to such a project, you are. But the topic and range is quite broad.


You're right - there is an incredible amount of info to get into, but I'm not planning on a comprehensive or exhaustive guide - just a complete guide for beginners. I can't, of course, get into the details of such things as chain sharpening, oil mix, or whether or not Del is an enjoyable person in real life, but I can touch on each one with perhaps a link for where to go for more info.
 

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