Jul 1, 2010 at 6:39 pm #1260748
I did this some time ago, but today fixed the last thing that was bugging me- attaching the two ends of the screen- I was using paper clips and it was OK, but not ideal- today I simply bent a section on each end and they slip into each other- easy-schmeasy :)
anywho bought a little ti Esbit stove and determined quickly it needed a windscreen rather badly, purchased some Ti foil from tigoat and built a small screen
decided w/ the addition of four holes and two tarp stakes I could have a wood stove to boot- works like a charm- I can use it w/ my 700, 600 or 450 mug- the screen nests nicely in the mug
I cut a small round bottom piece to use when I'm burning wood
the two piece together weigh 0.8 oz
happy mode :)Jul 1, 2010 at 6:58 pm #1625522
When in woodburning mode, can you feed more wood while the mug is in position, or do you have to remove the mug?
–B.G.–Jul 1, 2010 at 7:14 pm #1625529
there is a room to feed wood, you have to be a little careful obviously (not liking throwing a log on the fire :) )
I rarely have to add wood though, as it seems like it doesn't take too much to get the smaller pots/mugs to boilJul 2, 2010 at 8:33 am #1625696
> I was using paper clips and it was OK, but not ideal- today I simply bent a section on each end
Forming what is, essentially, a lap-fell joint? Yes, that's a simple and effective joint.
I've been using slot & tab joints for this purpose for years, both in windshields and in drinks can burner inner walls.
Have a look at this (rather blurry) picture of such a joint in a cone clone:
The upper tab is folded in, and the lower tab is folded out. It's better if they're the other way around, to keep the upper tab outside, and thus out of the flame. Won't matter for Ti, but is beneficial with aluminium.Jul 2, 2010 at 11:41 am #1625757Jul 2, 2010 at 12:09 pm #1625762
I am able to form my titanium foil into a crude joint this way, but I would like to find a tool that would allow for something cleaner. Any suggestions?
–B.G.–Jul 2, 2010 at 12:27 pm #1625767
mine looks a little rough as I folded it at first twice as long as it should have been- I had to unfold and then refold
I was surprised how easy it was to fold as the stuff is very springy- as long as you have the fold in the right place (unlike my first attempt :) ), use a straight edge and fold over w/ a pair of pliers- it should be very straight/cleanJul 3, 2010 at 7:24 am #1625938
My limited experience suggests that we should be careful when folding Ti like this, as it seems to embrittle and fracture very easily.
I make folds like this by using a triple-thickness shim of scrap, and folding around this to form a less severe radius edge to the fold.Jul 3, 2010 at 7:37 am #1625940
^ that's a good idea :)Jul 7, 2010 at 10:41 am #1626952
@magillagorillaLocale: Southwest Ohio
That,s cool. I want to make one. I have a cone and windscreen I made from aluminum but I'd like to use Ti. What grade and thickness would anyone recomend. Also, Mike, where did you get that lid for your SP600?Jul 7, 2010 at 10:58 am #1626959
The two sources for Ti foil that I know of are:
I've got the 0.003" stuff from Suluk46 and that's working well for me. Ti is more springy than aluminum, so if you are careful you can roll up a windscreen really small and still have it pop back into shape without any signs of folding or crinkling.Jul 7, 2010 at 11:08 am #1626962
The 0.005" titanium from Titanium Goat works well. You can actually cut it with ordinary scissors, yet it has good springy strength.
–B.G.–Jul 7, 2010 at 11:36 am #1626980
my Ti was sourced from TiGoat as well- appears to be a good balance between weight and strength
the lid is from four dog stoves, Jason Klass (member here) was selling them- now they are offered direct from four dog stoves- I just recently purchased a Ti lid from them for my 450 mug- wonderful workmanship
the little wood knob (removable if you don't like it) really works great- I can lift the lid off w/ my bare hands as the wood doesn't conduct much heat at all. the knob also always the lid to be hung off the side of the mug/pot I've got a third one for my 900 pot as well :)
I know he has lids for almost all the SnowPeak mugs/pots, but I think he also has them for others as wellJul 8, 2010 at 8:09 am #1627228
@magillagorillaLocale: Southwest Ohio
"the lid is from four dog stoves"
I checked out Four Dogs. They don't advertise pot lids. Is this something you have to request? How much was it?Jul 8, 2010 at 8:35 am #1627235
Just e-mail Don and request your lid. He'll reply promptly. He charged me $12/lid, which included shipping. You can get your lid with or without strainer holes.
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