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Folding Stove build part 2, The Revenge of Stove! 342

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Folding Stove build part 2, The Revenge of Stove!
« on: January 12, 2018, 12:18:07 AM »
Back in 2015, I made a folding stove, based loosely on the Emberlit.

Here's a link to the original thread discussing it.
https://forum.multitool.o...pic,62174.msg1155898.html

Then, about a week ago, Daverobson started a thread discussing the topic, here...
https://forum.multitool.o...ex.php/topic,75304.0.html

I dusted off the old stove and tried some mods to make it work better, but I think it's just too short.

So I decided to build a new one.

First, I went to the dollar store, and bought some stainless steel cookie sheets. Cost of supplies: $2.18

Then I tinkered around with sizes, trying to figure out the largest stove i could build using two sheets. After laying the pattern out on graph paper, I cut the pieces out and taped them in place on the sheets.


That picture is of the front, one side, and the bottom grate. The other pan had two other side pieces and the two crossbar pieces for the top.

Next I traced the pattern with a sharpie, and added some dotted lines about 1/8 inch around each piece. The idea was to give me some spare material I could roll over, because that metal felt REALLY thin.
Here are both pans with patterns laid out.


Then a LOT of work with a pair of sheet metal shears. The Wenger pictured was used to punch the initial hole to get the metal shears into the feed hole for the front.


Sorry to say I didn't pause to take pictures of work in progress when i went out to the garage. I don't feel like exposing my phone to some place with metal dust flying everywhere. The process was first to do a light sanding around the edges of each piece with the Dremel, so I'd be less likely to cut myself. Then I used dull chisel to start the bends to roll the metal edges. I also used the chisel to put creases running vertically in the sides and front, to strengthen them. I punched holes in the sides and bottom with a nail, and cleaned the edges with the Dremel. Finally, I used the metal cutting wheel on the Dremel to cut the slots in the tabs, and in the crosspieces. After an initial assembly, I went back and increased the depth of the slots in the tabs for a better fit.

The final product, after about 6 hours of work.



And the final stove assembled.


I think I might still need to increase the size of the slots that the bottom plate fits into. It's a little tight, and seems to buckle the sides a bit.

This is as-of-yet untested. That will probably be tomorrow. It seems stable, but I'm SUPER glad I rolled the edges and put the creases in. Otherwise, this thing would be really wobbly.

My goal is for it to support a billycan made from a small metal coffee can, holding 2 cups of water. It seems 100% able to do that.

I got the idea to use dollar store cookie sheets from this guy's video.




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Re: Folding Stove build part 2, The Revenge of Stove!
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 07:01:55 AM »
Looking forward to the test!

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Re: Folding Stove build part 2, The Revenge of Stove!
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 07:38:13 AM »

Great job Lynn,
That took a huge amount of work  :salute:

 :popcorn:

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Re: Folding Stove build part 2, The Revenge of Stove!
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 09:40:59 AM »
great work, looking forward to the test  :like:

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Re: Folding Stove build part 2, The Revenge of Stove!
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 09:51:32 AM »
as has been said already, looking forward to the testing

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Re: Folding Stove build part 2, The Revenge of Stove!
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 02:18:44 PM »
 :tu: :popcorn:
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Re: Folding Stove build part 2, The Revenge of Stove!
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 04:52:17 PM »

Great job Lynn,
That took a huge amount of work  :salute:

 :popcorn:

Oh, sure, but why spend two hour's worth of income when instead I could spend 6 hours, $2, smash my thumb, get metal slivers stuck in my hand, cut myself on jagged metal, get sparks in the face, and generally risk injury for a somewhat inferior product? :D

It's all in the doing. I don't just own this thing, I MADE it. Even if it sucks.

Which it probably will.  :D

Now I just have to work up the energy (as in, drink a cup of coffee), and go fire this thing up.
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Re: Folding Stove build part 2, The Revenge of Stove!
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 05:19:04 PM »

Great job Lynn,
That took a huge amount of work  :salute:

 :popcorn:

Oh, sure, but why spend two hour's worth of income when instead I could spend 6 hours, $2, smash my thumb, get metal slivers stuck in my hand, cut myself on jagged metal, get sparks in the face, and generally risk injury for a somewhat inferior product? :D

It's all in the doing. I don't just own this thing, I MADE it. Even if it sucks.

Which it probably will.  :D

Now I just have to work up the energy (as in, drink a cup of coffee), and go fire this thing up.

Right you are. Nothing like the felling of a job well done... a job relativelly well done... a finished job... an almost finished job... something you made yourself!

 :salute: :tu:

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,890 Any tool is better than nothing. Some not by much
Re: Folding Stove build part 2, The Revenge of Stove!
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 06:16:55 PM »
Right you are. Nothing like the felling of a job well done... a job relativelly well done... a finished job... an almost finished job... something you made yourself!

 :rofl:

Okay, so quick update on the first test.

It... failed. I couldn't get the stove to ignite. Started with a vasoline soaked cotton ball, moved on to a piece of bicycle innertube. Nothing going. The twigs I keep in a pile on my porch for such testing SHOULD have been dry, but we had a heavy fog yesterday, freezing rain last night, and now it's 14F, feels like -2F (-10C feels like -19).

SMURFING cold. And all the kindling was apparently wet (or I guess ice infused). NOTHING would catch. And I'm going to be honest. There's only so much suffering I'm willing to endure to test a twig stove.

So, I'll try again another day. :shrug:
« Last Edit: January 12, 2018, 06:18:18 PM by Lynn LeFey »
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Re: Folding Stove build part 2, The Revenge of Stove!
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2018, 10:21:58 PM »
if you learned something then it isn't a failure

Solving problems you didn't know you had in the most obscure way possible

"And now, it's time to hand this over to our tame race axe driver. Some say, he can live in the forest for six months at a time without food, and he knows of a secret tribe of only women where he is their God. All we know is, he's call the Styx!" - TazzieRob
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Re: Folding Stove build part 2, The Revenge of Stove!
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2018, 11:27:49 AM »
That's a fab bit of DIY Lynn.  :salute:

The trouble you've had lighting it does somewhat highlight my concern about relying on these type of stoves.  If it's cold, wet and you're hungry, then battling to get a fire going isn't ideal. :-\

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Re: Folding Stove build part 2, The Revenge of Stove!
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2018, 03:58:52 PM »
Nice work,  LeFey

I don't do as much to keeping/ DIY as I would like.

The Emberlit Fireant looks nice, and I may get one. But then again, for the price of the cookie sheets, some chocolate chip cookie dough and a Dremel, and some time...the perfect motivator to any misbehhaving cookie sheets in the cabineg:

This is what happens to cookie sheets that don't bake cookies properly!
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Re: Folding Stove build part 2, The Revenge of Stove!
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2018, 05:12:07 PM »
the perfect motivator to any misbehhaving cookie sheets in the cabineg:

This is what happens to cookie sheets that don't bake cookies properly!

I like the way you think!

"It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser." - Robert Louis Stevenson
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,890 Any tool is better than nothing. Some not by much
Re: Folding Stove build part 2, The Revenge of Stove!
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2018, 05:34:14 PM »
Win/win

Either you delicious cookies or a folding stove.
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Re: Folding Stove build part 2, The Revenge of Stove!
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2018, 11:34:16 PM »
Maybe first, some of Pomz Turkey breast. Then the cookies. Oh hell, I'm not a delayed gratification type of person...cookies first!

 

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