I applaud the idea, and would like to hear how it works.
I'm a little skeptical of it, though, as having a wood stove without an enclosed interior will not be very effective, it seems. And if you enclose it, then you will need a chimney and some kind of fire-proof shoe for the stovepipe.
Also, the trick to wood gas is to capture the heat released by the burning gasses, as in the secondary combustion that takes place in masonry heaters. If you have no heat capture device, all the heat will just go up, even if not "in smoke."
Has anybody else actually done this?