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2nd attempt at pop can stove stand, nailed it!

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by Amon81, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Amon81

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    A while back I wanted to make a very solid stand for my pop can stoves.

    It worked good but the sweet spot was above the top of the stand. It worked great for slowly cooking stuff, but I wanted something that used the full potential of the stoves.

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    Like this one that boils water faster than my trangia

    A few photos of Version 1, I made it out of 1mm aluminium but it went soft so remade it out of mild steel. That's really when I found out it was too short.

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    It would boil water, but much slower that it should of done.

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    Really there is much better.

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    The way the flames came out the air holes meant it dose cook stuff nice and slowly.

    So today I made the Version 2.

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    Made a template, didn't quite follow it, but came in handy.

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    Loving my new angle grinder!

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    JUST fit in my belt grinder to smooth the edges.

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    I wanted to make sure there was plenty of air holes, Good thing about mild steel, it wont go soft with heat.

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    Drilled all at 5mm at first.

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    Then Drilled them all to 10mm.

    Next I used a 13mm Drill bit to counter sink both sides of every hole.

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    Unsurprisingly it bent with all the drilling, but I just used the vise to straighten it all out again. I've seen people hammer stuff flat. A vise is easier and less effort.

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    Done.

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    I don't have a stove to hand, but there it is with a can in it.
     
  2. Mike313

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    Would be good to see it in action. Also, maybe if you did a test and timed it versus the previous one. Good thinking and nice work :)
     
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  3. Amon81

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    I know just holding my Ti pot with 600ml of water over the stove it takes 4:30 to bring to a rolling boil, on the old stand it took 7 minutes.

    I should get time tomorrow to test it out.
     
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    Yes!

    ... and a lovely little fry pan, too :)
     
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    I tested it today. Only a quick one. Just fried some black pudding and got about 800ml to a boil. I didn't time it, but no question its right at the sweet spot. In fact I nearly burnt the black pudding it cooked that quickly

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    Right at the sweet spot!

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    Nice tasty snack out of the test.

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    Very stable

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    Also loving my new bushpot!

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    Cooked the black pudding and boiled the water in the 8 minutes the full stove burns for.
     
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