Jun 18, 2007 at 8:21 am #1223733
H E L P …I can't stop playing with fire!…and stoves. Everytime the wife sends me to the grocery store I come home with more cans …er posssible stoves. I found a Campbells condensed soup can that almost fits in Hormels ravioli can. BTW both cans had pull tab tops. It took some sanding with a mini drum sander in the drill press to get the condensed can to fit ravi can. But the result is this combonationn that puts out nice blue (gas) flame.
I'm still experimenting with air/gas mixture and number of holes etc. I can't figure out why this guy burns so slow? I'm betting it needs more intake holes on the sleeve (ravi can)?
The stove nests nicely into my cutdown Heiny cook pot. Oh yes altogether it weighs 5.1oz!!!
More to come… SteveJun 18, 2007 at 10:31 am #1392613
Update, the stove boils 12oz of cold tap water in about 10 mintues. That's about 2/3rds full on the cut down Heiny cook pot W/O a lid. Then contines to simmer for another 5-10 minutes depending type of wood used and the size of load being burned. Burner can volume size is only about 10oz so that's not much in the way of wood fuel maybe just a small handful! Pencil size 1-2" twigs shaken down to pack tightly then a top layer of pine needles or dry brush/leaves to quick-start the burn. A few drops of alcohol gets the show going. With a windscreen, back-up tea candle alcohol stove, lighter, storm proof matches, 2oz alcohol fuel bottle and coffee singles it's a little over 9oz. Not bad for a multi-fuel complete cook kit? It could last you for a 4-5 day BP trip or longer depending on conditions for finding dry fuel. BTW I only boil water for freezer-bag meals and also drink tea or morning joe from the same pot to keep it simple. I've found the cook kit fits nicely into an old discarded shirt sleeve to keep from rubbing pine tar on my other gear.
SteveJun 18, 2007 at 11:06 am #1392619
i have made something similiar but put a piece of wire 3/4 of an inch above base of outer can. The inner can rests on this and protrudes approx 3/4 inch above outer. This 3/4 inch with lots of holes acts as pot standJun 18, 2007 at 1:21 pm #1392635
Like you, Steve, I can not get enough of playing around with different designs for wood stoves. Each time we go to the grocery, my wife thinks I’m nuts as I compare can sizes and end up with 4-6 cans of stuff we do not need( the dogs like it).
From another thread, I found this and other sites it leads to very valuable in my tinkering.
Good Luck- the Baby Wood Burner looks great!Jun 18, 2007 at 2:43 pm #1392641
I cann't stop either!!!
Next time you're in a grocery store pick up a stainless steel flour sifter. I bought one at kmart, Martha Stuart brand. I cut it up using a dremel tool. There are a whole bunch of photos and instruction at this site:
there is too much for me to transfere here.
Last photo shows color of stainless steel after several test burns.
Here are some photos from that site:
Jun 19, 2007 at 9:01 pm #1392787
Yep Zelph, you definitely have it bad! But I like how you balance sanity with creativity in stove design. Keep up the good work! And don't let the critics slow you down. Got for it!
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