Ice Fishing Stove

Ice Fishing Stove
From Arc Welded Projects, Volume III
The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation

If you have ever considered building an ice fishing stove, here is a simple set of plans developed by a competitor in one of the past James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation School/Shop Award programs. So, gather up your materials, practice your welding skills and jump in.

Ice Fishing Stove


Bill of Materials

 Name of Parts Quantity Size Total Length
Sides 2 1/4" plate 11-1/2" x 11-5/8"
Top 1 1/4" plate 18" x 11-3/4"
Bottom 1 1/4" plate 18" x 11-3/4"
Front (door) 1 1/4" plate 11-1/2" x 11-5/8"
Back 1 1/4" plate 11-1/2" x 11-5/8"
Legs 4 1/8" angle iron 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 1/8" x 6"
Leg stand 4 1/4" plate 1-3/4" x 1-3/4"
Stove pipe 1 3" pipe Dia. 3" x 2"
Door latch 1 3/8" plate 6" x 1"
Draft control 1 1/4" plate 11" x 1-1/2"
4 Hex. nuts and bolts 3 Bolts 3/8 - 16 NC
Door hinge 1 3/8" flat 5" x 1"
Spray paint 1    Can



1. Lay out to cut: top, bottom, ends, and sides.

2. Cut top, bottom, ends, and sides.

3. Grind edges square and chip slag.

4. Tack ends and sides together.

5. Check for squareness. Tack top and bottom.

6. Square all corners and weld.

7. Cut 3" hole in top of stove for pipe.

8. Weld on stove pipe.

9. Cut 6" x 6" square hole for door.

10. Make and tack on door hinge and latch.

11. Weld hinge, latch and make handle.

12. Put door frame on inside, weld and put door on.

13. Drill 3-3/4" holes in stove for vent control.

14. To make vent control, drill 3-3/4" holes in control, weld handle on and bolt on.

15. Make legs and plates for bottom of legs.

16. Weld on legs and plates.

17. Clean with etching solution.

18. Paint with high temperature paint.



Ice Fishing Stove


*This project has been published to show how individuals used their ingenuity for their own needs, convenience and enjoyment. Only limited details are available and the projects have NOT been engineered by the Lincoln Electric Company. Therefore, when you use the ideas for projects of your own, you must develop your own details and plans and the safety and performance of your work is your responsibility.