Mar 6, 2010 at 10:05 pm #1256165
Just curious if this may work. I have 0 experience with Titanium but I was wondering if anyone see's any faults with this possible idea for a grill. Could also use be used to hold my pot over my ikea stove.
Would like to use two sticks about an inch in diameter.. and somewhat wrap and maybe pinch together ends of the titanium around them. Im not sure if it is pliable enough though.Mar 7, 2010 at 12:00 am #1583084
someone made an UL grilliput a while back. 2 metal tubes of different diameters so one could fit inside the other with holes in them to put Ti rods to go across. The Ti rods all fit in the smaller of the 2 tubes. Looked like a great idea for some situationsMar 7, 2010 at 12:10 am #1583088
I wonder what the weight difference would be between them. I think I seen the design. I was contemplating the same thing as I usually grill a fair amount of fish when hiking. A one inch stick would be fairly easy to find to make this happen… could probably get away with 6 spokes or so… probably half a spoke perMar 7, 2010 at 12:11 am #1583089
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
That "pinch" might be way more difficult than you planned.
If you really want to build something, OK.
Otherwise, if you go to a Dollar Store (especially the Japanese store called Daiso), they sell little super lightweight wire grills made out if SS or aluminum.
–B.G.–Mar 7, 2010 at 12:13 am #1583090
Thats along the same lines as what I have in my pack now. Probably lighter than what I could build.
I think I tend to over thing things that are already light enoughMar 7, 2010 at 12:16 am #1583091
Your right, wasting my time. 1.2 ounces per 8 x 8 inch grill. 2 Sides come in at 2.4 ounces. I just cut down a flippable kind of grill from walmart. Could probably cut it down more if I need toMar 7, 2010 at 2:32 am #1583099
@backfeets1Locale: Midwest.... Missouri
Its possible to form ti with a butane torch. The kind like small soldering torches. I have formed 1/8 inch ti stakes this way. I believe that this works because ti is actually a poor conductor of heat, so temp builds up in a small localized area because heat is not conducted away as fast as alum or steel. Heat to cherry red and form as you go by burnishing with a rod (screw driver, chisel ect.)
This is a repeat of an earlier post.Mar 8, 2010 at 11:16 am #1583574
James DeMonacoBPL Member
@jdemonacoLocale: San Francisco
why not use tent stakes instead of spokes. If you get those thin alluminum ones I mean. Well I suppose the downside is that stakes get dirt on them (naturally) and you wouldnt want to grill on dirt.
Anyways, just an idea.Mar 8, 2010 at 12:25 pm #1583619
Ken T.BPL Member
Aluminum will melt.Mar 15, 2010 at 2:48 pm #1586750
Jens AarnaesBPL Member
@finnmarkLocale: Rocky Mountains
I have posted this before but think it may be worth re-posting with a photo. I carry stainless steel safety wire (see your local aircraft mechanic for some) which I use for a variety of repair tasks AND as a grill. The photo tells more about how it is made than I can here.Mar 16, 2010 at 9:00 pm #1587324
@aeronauticalLocale: Stoke Newington, London, UK.
That's a great idea Jens, versatile, lightweight, efficient!
And your roast is making me feel hungry! (o:
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