The Pot Rest featured in this Instructable is intended as an improvement on lo-tec's Instructable "Altoids Tin Alcohol Stove" and picks up where lo-tec's Instructable ends by showing the steps necessary to add this functionality to your Altoids Tin Alcohol Stove. So you'll need to complete lo-tec's Instructable "Altoids Tin Alcohol Stove" to make yourself a stove first.

Step 1: materials

To complete your Alcohol Burner Pot Rest you'll need a few simple tools and materials...

1.) Aluminum Flashing
2.) Pop Rivets (or other fastener)
3.) Washers (about 20)

1.) Tin Snips
2.) File
3.) Pop-Rivet tool
4.) Drill w/ drill the correct size for your pop-rivets (mine are 1/8")
5.) Hacksaw
6.) Marker

The best way is to clamp it down... Using gloves with drills is a big no no bec ause you glove may get caught
You could save a bunch of weight by making the supports out of two 'V's that hook together to make sort of an 'X'<br /> Let me try it in asci art:<br /> <br /> &gt;&lt;&gt;&lt;<br /> Sort of...<br /> Bend the two strips (step 2) into 'U' or 'V' shapes. Make slits 1/2 way through so they interlock. Am I making sense?<br /> <br /> Oh, here's a quick sketch:<br /> <br />
I think it would improve the whole if just the support were notched and not the can. That way more alky could be added.
This design is better!<br>Nice idea ;)
Also, in step 5 I would cut the supports 1/2 way and the can 1/2 way so that the supports sit on the bottom of the can instead of a bit above the bottom. It might add some support.<br />
To imrove on stability, could you possibly cut a slit/groove on the bottom of the pot rest to allow it a slight amount of overhang?&nbsp;&nbsp;I&nbsp;realize this would be a pain to do with the angles but if it's actually holding on &quot;around&quot;&nbsp;the lip of the altoids can it would probably be a bit more sturdy!&nbsp; Maybe 1/8&quot; or 1/4&quot; down?<br />
Look again: you can see &quot;Altoids&quot; stamped on the lid.<br /> <br /> L<br />
He was jokingly referring to a comment on my first Instructable <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Knife-Throwing/" rel="nofollow">Knife Throwing</a>, where someone incorrectly told me I&nbsp;had used an incorrect word to describe something. <br />
Yes but &quot;Senbon&quot;?! this kid is on another planet I think? It's a nice build, I don't see any justification for CAPS<br /> <br /> L<br />

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