Sep 2, 2007 at 9:19 am #1224868
I was going to make a windscreen for it using flashing; however, the pot is too short to stow an effective, rigid screen upright.
So, now I'm thinking of making one with softer aluminum that can be folded so it fits in the pot. Any suggestions on design for those of you that have a 550? If you can post pics of the windscreen you've made for yours it would be great!Sep 2, 2007 at 9:58 am #1400788
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@ben2worldLocale: So Cal
I fashioned one out of regular aluminum foil. Probably the most unimaginative method, but it works. :)Sep 2, 2007 at 1:04 pm #1400802
Thanks Ben. I am actually going to use embossing foil that folds easily but is more rigid than regular aluminum foil. I have an idea of what I'm going to make. Just wanted to see what others are using.Sep 2, 2007 at 2:39 pm #1400813
@hammer-oneLocale: Walking With The Son
Jason, I've made screens from the botttom of those disposable baking sheets, like you can get at wally world, that worked very well.Sep 2, 2007 at 7:05 pm #1400831
Thanks George. I haven't been able to find one long enough though. That's why I ordered some embossing foil.Sep 2, 2007 at 8:05 pm #1400837
> I ordered some embossing foil.
Tell me more about this 'embossing foil' please. (URL? Specs? Sources?) I haven't seen it in Australia.Sep 3, 2007 at 6:59 am #1400859
Embossing Foil can be bought at arts and crafts stores. It's also sometimes called "tooling foil" Here's an example: http://www.craft-supplies-online.com/productnavigation.asp?CatID=291
I found a good deal on eBay by doing a search for "aluminum tooling foil": http://cgi.ebay.com/36-g-Aluminum-tooling-foil-12-x-5-metal-altered-art_W0QQitemZ330159536772QQihZ014QQcategoryZ41369QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem
It's easy to work with. More rigid than aluminum foil but more malleable than flashing so you can fold it to stow in your pot if you want.Sep 3, 2007 at 3:00 pm #1400892
Thanks for that. I searched Australian art suppliers and it would seem the stuff is almost unknown here. The best I could find locally was little bits the size of a sheet of paper. OK, thinking …
CheersSep 3, 2007 at 5:24 pm #1400910
Embossing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embossing) is a universal art. There's got to be SOMEWHERE down under that carries it…If you can't find something there, just order it over the net. It's going to be more expensive but that's the sacrifice we make for our crazy obsession, right?Sep 3, 2007 at 6:08 pm #1400916
@tbeasleyLocale: Pigeon House Mt from the Castle
I just found this supplier.
TonySep 3, 2007 at 7:29 pm #1400924
> I just found this supplier.
Well, yes, and thanks. But their minimum order quantity is 100 kg for stock lines and 1000 kg for non stock lines. That may be slightly more than I need or can afford!
Hum – I may ask about samples … :-)
CheersSep 3, 2007 at 7:40 pm #1400928
> Embossing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embossing) is a universal art
I never knew …
I found one Australian source but they only sell A4 sheets (about Letter size), and at some astronomical price.
However, I also found some USA sources on the web…
ThanksSep 4, 2007 at 8:21 am #1400975
I've found small supplies of similar foil at numerous hobby supply stores (think ones that have supplies to build model airplanes, trains, that kind of thing rather than the massive supply stores that cater to sewing and arts / crafts… though I believe I found some there once as well)
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