Mother's Creosote Catching Ash Trap

Adding an ash trap to the chimney pipe — all you need is a welding torch and some canning jars — will give you a wood stove that's safer and easier to clean.

066 ash trap - braze ring in place
Screw on an expendable jar (omitted from this photo for illustrative clarity) and braze the ring in place.
ADRIAN B DeBEE