Finally Decided on Stove Lighting
After weeks and weeks of fairly passive searching, I've finally ordered the track lighting that will be used above the wood stove. It's actually "monorail" lighting and is most commonly found in low voltage lighting applications. I was heading down the low voltage path, but the additional cost of a transformer and special dimmer added about $300 to the overall price. I just opted for the line voltage at that point.
The monorail application is not too common for line voltage, but I was able to find Nora Lighting. Here's what the fixture will look like, and I'll use 2 of them:
Some earlier progress on the stove lighting includes some pre-wiring to the lights. You can barely see the wiring sticking out in the picture below, and some holes punched in the ceiling for wiring access. The black thing in the corner is stove pipe which I bought on Saturday. When I hooked parts of the stove pipe up to the wood stove, I was immediately stoked. And so re-begins the momentum. I even cleaned the cresote from the chimney on Sunday. I didn't wear a top hat, but I think I still got the job done.