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How to Make a Homemade Alcohol Burner/ Small Stove =)

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This guide will show you how to construct a small alcohol stove for any number of uses. Things you should know;
never flip upside down even when cap is on,
NEVER EVER light when wick is not in ( It will shoot a rocket of fire out of the hole and it will burn you and make a loud noise),
if you decide to use a less pure or toxic form of fuel always use outdoors.

And I here by declare that I am not liable for anything! At all!
Now let us have some fun =)

You will need:
a can of tuna
a can opener
a ziplock bag
a hammer and nail
plyers
some cloth or rope
a hot glue gun
a bottle cap
and a lighter

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Step 1: Step one

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Grab your tuna and your can opener. Proceed to open the can and empty the contents into a ziplock bag for later use.

Step 2: Step 2

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Take your hammer and nail and hammer the end of the nail into the middle of the tuna can.
Now make a flower pattern around the center hole to punch out the hole.
Use the plyers to bend the jagged ends upward so you dont lose your wick.

Step 3: Step 3

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Now take your cloth/rope and string it through the hole in the lid of the can so that a fair amount pokes out of the top.
Also pour a small to medium amount of alcohol into the base of the tuna can.

Step 4: Step 4

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Now glue the lid on by placing a drop of glue at four opposite corners.

Step 5: Step 5

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You are now ready to light.
If things dont seem right dont risk lighting it there is no point in getting hurt.
chuckr444 years ago
Lord, how I hate the smell of tuna. They have chicken in cans this size, maybe I'll do chicken.

Neat idea though.