Dec 29, 2013 at 8:17 pm #1311538
Tried a few and have not found one that fits well yet.
CouchDec 29, 2013 at 8:37 pm #2058683
Ethan A.BPL Member
@mountainwalkerLocale: SF Bay Area & New England
You can make a very lightweight and functional lid with Ti foil – you can order some from Ti goat. Use aluminum heat tape in the center in place of a knob.Dec 29, 2013 at 8:54 pm #2058686
It would take me about one minute to cut one out of titanium foil, if only there was a precise dimension.
It is similarly quick to cut one out of carbon fiber sheet, and it is probably lighter.
–B.G.–Dec 29, 2013 at 9:12 pm #2058690
Probably not as light as what Bob is suggesting but Four Dog Stove makes a titanium lid which will fit your mug.Dec 29, 2013 at 9:17 pm #2058691
I can't imagine why anybody would want a wooden knob on the top of a metal pot lid. It would certainly keep it from packing tightly, and it would likely get broken off after a while.
I've used an inch of silicone string, curled to make an open loop and then epoxied onto the top. It is lighter and collapses to be virtually flat for packing.
–B.G.–Dec 29, 2013 at 9:20 pm #2058694
That wouldn't be my first preference either. I've made a couple lids out of aluminum and just use a tab of aluminum tape instead of a nob.Dec 29, 2013 at 9:58 pm #2058705
I am liking the ti foil idea a/ loop lid… Where can said foil be had?
DDec 29, 2013 at 10:00 pm #2058707
It's standard 0.005" thick titanium foil, practically any grade.
You can bend it with your fingers, yet it will snap back flat.
–B.G.–Dec 29, 2013 at 10:04 pm #2058709
Do you know of a retailer for a small quantity… Say enough for two lids ( one prototype and one actual)?
OK saw that EJ posted titanium goat sells it…Dec 29, 2013 at 10:18 pm #2058713
I think that Titanium Goat is the convenient place to buy small quantities. Before you place your order, you might think about other purposes. That might affect the amount that you order. For example, a titanium windscreen or heat reflector, wood burning stove pieces.
Titanium makes the best sense in places where you need the heat resistance. If you don't need the heat resistance, then often aluminum will be perfectly adequate and lighter to boot.
–B.G.–Dec 30, 2013 at 6:44 am #2058764
Gary DunckelBPL Member
Dave, I have a ti foil lid that I made for a SP 600 pot that I can send you. Here's a photo:
The handle is an "omega" of .062" ti rod, with a silicone tube covering. You can remove this handle simply by bending the rod on the underside.
I'll mail it to you, and I'll also include a couple pieces of scrap titanium foil so that you can make one you like better. If you gift me $5 to cover mailing costs, it's all yours. If this interests you, send me a PM and we will work out the details.
Edit–the lid weighs 6 gramsDec 30, 2013 at 9:07 am #2058803
+1 Awesomeness….will do!
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