Well this is new for us, I've never speared northerns from a dark house but it used to be kind of a big deal in the midwest.
My oldest boy wants to have his own spear house and get started in the sport of dark house spearing.
He saved his money from a job he had last summer working on a farm, purchased all the materials himself and I'm just helping him build it all.
He decided to go old school and heat the spear house with a small wood stove. So, we started by building a wood stove.
We had this old 30# propane tank with a pinhole and an outdated valve. We cut it apart and turned it into a wood stove.
Triple rinsed and filled to the top with water before I started cutting.
I'll fit this flat steel plate to the top for a nice cooking surface.
Top cut off, door cut out, chimney hole cut, door opening framed..
Top on, chimney stub too.
The draft uses gravity to close and a thunb screw to fine tune the opening of the intake air.