Step 1: 1. Materials
-Soda can (Doesn't matter what brand, as long as it's aluminum.)
-Optional: Aluminum tape (Not pictured)
-Dremel OR X-acto (or similar)
-Dremel cutting wheel attachment
-Needle nose pliers
Step 2: 2. Cut the Top Half
Choose a measurement to be used throughout your build. We used 3.5 cm. Draw a line around your can. This is the cut line.
Cut along this line as neatly as possible using your Dremel or knife.
Using a knife (a Dremel would be hard to use here), cut out the top of the can around the inside.
EDIT: According to SpinWard, you can also use a can-opener to cut it out (Which would be smoother). Thanks!
End result of entire step 2.
Step 3: 3. the Bottom Half
Demonstrating how to set up the blade by clamping the blade in the vise.
Cut around the line you drew by rotating the can around the blade.
Result of Picture 3.
Crimp the edge of the can by grabbing the edge of the can with your pliers and twist every 1/2 inch of so.
Result of entire step 3.
Step 4: 4. the Inner Wall
This is what you are making.
Measure the same distance from the edge as you did the other parts and cut, as shown in picture 3. We use 3.5 cm.
Cut picture 4 in a straight line any where on the ring.
Fit the ring around the inside edge of the top half and mark a spot where the two sides overlap on either side of the ring, as in picture 6.
Cut halfway up each place where you marked the overlap, and fit them together, like in picture 8.
Cut three holes on the ring about 120 degrees apart from each other. These allow the fuel to flow to the fuel jets.
Place the inner wall around the lip on the inside of the top half with the holes facing up.
Step 5: 5. Put It Together
CONGRATULATIONS! You now have a fully functional, lightweight backpacking stove! Proceed to the next step to find out how to use it.
Step 6: 6. How to Use Your Stove
EDIT: To make a wind shield/Pot stand, go to http://zenstoves.net/PotStands.htm.