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Colin
January 24th, 2009, 10:07 PM
Well in my boredom from having to work at 6am tomorrow I decided to make a little alky stove. Kinda cool, don't know if it'll get used but it was easy and only took 5 minutes.


yes, Im bored :flipoff2:

http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=10480&stc=1&d=1232856392
http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=10481&stc=1&d=1232856392

Could be prettier but...eh

Ooompa Loompa
January 24th, 2009, 10:23 PM
Good stuff. Now you can take it and sell it on Ebay for $10. (there are several pop can alcohol stoves on Ebay for around that price)

Colin
January 25th, 2009, 02:50 PM
Good stuff. Now you can take it and sell it on Ebay for $10. (there are several pop can alcohol stoves on Ebay for around that price)

Seen that, pathetic.:shrug: Project cost me exactly $1.50 for some fine sand paper...which I didn't really need.

van7559
January 25th, 2009, 05:48 PM
instructions on how to make one?

van7559
January 25th, 2009, 05:48 PM
I am bored to and it looks like fun

Colin
January 25th, 2009, 06:22 PM
I used some instructions I found in a survival book, but this vid is pretty much the same thing.

http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/839102/cool_little_miniature_stove.swf

Whitey
February 4th, 2009, 09:45 PM
This wood (http://www.csun.edu/~mjurey/pennywood.html) ultra light backpacking stove is pretty cool. (Linked from an alcohol stove (http://www.csun.edu/~mjurey/penny.html) writeup). I like it cause of the abundance of fuel.

LS1JKLOVER
February 6th, 2009, 02:45 PM
i think i will make one

Mark
February 11th, 2009, 09:40 PM
Damn - made one tonight, what a pita to get the two halves together. I think I screwed up two or three before I got it.

Colin
February 15th, 2009, 03:24 AM
This wood (http://www.csun.edu/~mjurey/pennywood.html) ultra light backpacking stove is pretty cool. (Linked from an alcohol stove (http://www.csun.edu/~mjurey/penny.html) writeup). I like it cause of the abundance of fuel.

Thanks for both of those links, gonna build the wood one real soon :thumbsup:

Colin
February 15th, 2009, 03:25 AM
Damn - made one tonight, what a pita to get the two halves together. I think I screwed up two or three before I got it.

How long does it take to prime yours? Mine is a PITA to get to light.

I lucked out on putting the halves together, a shim really did help.

BIGNICK91K5
February 15th, 2009, 07:05 AM
pretty cool i just made one.

BIGNICK91K5
February 15th, 2009, 07:05 AM
pretty cool i just made one.

Mark
February 15th, 2009, 10:11 AM
How long does it take to prime yours? Mine is a PITA to get to light.

I lucked out on putting the halves together, a shim really did help.

I actually haven't been able to light mine yet - I don't have anything to burn in it. White board eraser spray smelled like it would work (and it said it was flammable), but no dice. :D

I got pretty lazy and didn't do much sanding on mine either, which may have been why it was a little tough to get together. I did find that when you're trying to 'flare' the one half of the stove to get the other half to fit inside it, use a full, unopened can to flare it with - works much better than an empty one.

zoriloco
February 19th, 2009, 01:31 PM
Thats pretty cool.... Will try it out. One question, whats Heet? is it like lighter fluid?

Colin
February 19th, 2009, 03:41 PM
Heet is a alcohol mix used to get water out of fuel lines, can be found in just about any automotive section for less than $2 a bottle.

http://www.brasslite.com/SiteImages/Misc/HEET.jpg

zoriloco
February 19th, 2009, 04:15 PM
10-4

Mark
March 3rd, 2009, 10:09 PM
I tried lighting mine, and couldn't get it to take. It's in the trash now.

I'll stick to my MSR Whisperlite.

rokcrwlrtj
March 3rd, 2009, 10:25 PM
Get a small tray to set it in and add a tiny bit of alcohol to that. Light it and then it heats the stove and helps it light. My old boss made me a killer one that has a redbull can in it as some sort of baffle and it works awesome.

Colin
March 3rd, 2009, 11:31 PM
I tried lighting mine, and couldn't get it to take. It's in the trash now.

I'll stick to my MSR Whisperlite.

lol, I have my MSR Pocket Rocket which is what I use for the most part. Though, this guy really has some cool designs. His youtube video's are entertaining to watch when bored.

http://minibulldesign.com/mbdstore/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1&zenid=d8cb0a1331aeff99de66ef27cb689068

Jeff Mason
March 4th, 2009, 07:17 AM
We made these in the scout troop one night a few years ago. The boys had a great time, and at the end of the night we held a competition to see which team could fire up their stove and pop three kernels of popcorn the fastest. IIRC, it heated up the oil pretty darn quickly.