Radius #42

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  1. Landscaperbob United States

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    I acquired a box about 40 years ago and have been saving for a rainy day. Contains 2 unused radius #42's. One still wrapped in paper and unopened. Looking to sell and came across this site. Most likely going to ebay, 20200223_145235.jpg 20200223_144956_HDR.jpg 20200223_144635.jpg 20200223_145235.jpg 20200223_144956_HDR.jpg 20200223_144635.jpg 20200223_144827.jpg but looking for thoughts here......
     
  2. Ed Winskill

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    Very nice. There are sure to be those who want them.
     
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    Nice. It even has a couple of blow torch nozzles for warming pine pitch into the soles of wooden cross country skis. And stripping the wax off.
     
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    I'm a long-time Nordic skier. I have many skis (not as many as stoves), that I have picked up cheap over the years, by wily practices. But even my user oldies from decades ago are fiberglass, be they waxless or waxable.

    Yet I have two pairs of Asnes wooden skis, beautiful, brand new, never prepped or used, that I bought 30+ years ago at an estate sale. They were near-forgotten olde classics even then. They are still there in my basement. I used to think that one day I would procure pine tar and a torch, and get to work. Yet I never have and....well....

    But I haven't parted with them, yet. But then, nobody would want them, alas....
     
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    Welcome! And great stove.

    That’s a great contribution to our information here, @Landscaperbob.

    You might think about posting this and a few more pics in the Reference Gallery.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    I had a pair of Asnes X-C skis in the Late '70s. I owned a Svea 123, but never thought to use it to warm-in my pine tar. Instead, I bought a Ronson blowtorch that used some proprietary cartridge that was obsolete all too soon.
    The wood skis warped somehow, but they got a second life as wall decorations, crossed, below the cathedral ceiling in my parent's A-frame Chalet in the White Mountains of Arizona. They were still on the wall when we sold the place in '95.
     
  7. Ed Winskill

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    A lot of those nice old skis on a lot of lodge and cabin walls.....