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How to make a altoid grill!

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All you need is: pencils or metal bars (bars more safe), altoid can, high quility glue like gorilla glue, and a candle. Here is a video:

 
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Step 1: Step 1: The things

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All you need is: pencils or metal bars (bars more safe), altoid can, high quility glue like gorilla glue, and a candle.

Step 2: Step 2: glue sticks and done

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after you have the stuff glue the sticks(pencils or metal bars) to the altoid can(where to glue and where to put sticks shown in image below).now your done! Just put the candle undeer and wola! A mini altoid grill made from only $0 to $5!

Step 3: Step 3: The final result!

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The final result!:
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unpicky6 years ago
if anyone says that graphite is flammable again. please come over so i can slap you in the face. sure the wood around the pencil is but not the graphite
lucek unpicky6 years ago
I was going to refute you but no your more right. graphite will burn (like how diamonds wold burn) but "very flammable" that's just wrong.
Rotten194 lucek5 years ago
Diamonds don't burn, they go up in smoke, e.g. vaporize.
where do u get diampnds
lucek Rotten1945 years ago
depends on your definition of burning. they don't just vaporize except in a halogen free environment, they do undergo combustion every where els. the difference is the fact that the latter changes the chemical composition from pure carbon to CO2, CF4, CCl4 etc. now the reaction produces less energy then is required to maintain the reaction so you could claim diamonds don't burn like wood, or paper but by my definition they do burn.
unpicky lucek6 years ago
graphite is made of carbon and has no hydrogen bonds, you need hydrogen and oxygen to burn.
lucek unpicky6 years ago
no you don't. how dose magnesium burn then? or aluminum powder? there is no hydrogen so by your theory they shouldn't burn.
unpicky lucek6 years ago
that uses very high temperatures, magnesium burns at like 3,000 F. it would take very high temperatures to ignite the graphite and a grill couldn't do it.
lucek unpicky6 years ago
yes and if you look back I said "graphite will burn (like how diamonds wold burn)" then you replied eroniously "you need hydrogen and oxygen to burn."
you don't need hydrogen to burn. just oxygen. combustion is adding oxygen. *thank you, 7th and 10th grade chemistry!*
you kneed one of the halogens, Examples of this includes fluorine and chlorine in the gaseous state, and bromine in the liquid state.
lucek unpicky6 years ago
all nonnobal gases will react with an Oxidizing and not all Oxidizing contain oxygen. fluorine and chlorine in the gaseous state, and bromine in the liquid state will act as Oxidizers.
well i wouldnt cook on pencils..... or would i?
would i?!!!
NE patsrock3 years ago
glue will melt ya know and im pretty shure this wont work
Wood, graphite, paint, glue, coated aluminum, wax, fire: seems safe to me!
Flipyap4 years ago
i would recommend not using pencils, because of the lead inside
Pencils have not had lead in them since like the 1920s, they have graphite now.
the wood would sorry forgot to specify.
It is graphite. But, yeah the pencils would burn.
zcruizen4 years ago
i wouldn't recommend using pencils because they're made of wood and might catch on fire
Yo mark "dimond" get a better microphone but good idea. BTW if they ever make a pendragon movie i want u to be in it :)
haha i just started reading that series. i agree.
ok... first of all, you can get a safe metal to cook on at the store..... or recycle it from various stainless steel peices. Knives that get thrown away is one example... if you want to permanently attach the metal to the altoids tin, there is a method used in 3rd world countries that is effective but VERY DANGEROUS !!!! Use a step down transformer to get a high current source. attach one wire from the coil to the altoid tin, then use the other lead to touch the joint where you want to weld it. again... this method is probably as dangerous as wading into a lagoon full of hippos. another method would be to find stainless steel support wire or something. Poke holes either side of the altoid can and thread the steel wire through.... To reduce off-gasses from the altoid tin heating up, you could place it in a very hot fire till it glows bright red, then dunk the thing in water... I dont know how effective the hardening would be... but anyways... i'f i get around to constructing a healthier version, i'll post it! (i just have to finnish the altoids first!)
twenglish16 years ago
pencils?? WTF!!!!!
glu?? WTF!!!!!
glue
and pencils WTF!!!
iWTF
Obsessive6 years ago
Why in the hell would I grill anything on pencils?!
YUMM Graphite or lead or whatever they make pencils out of....
graphite but UMM...... i mean YUM....... lol
smoky flavor no need for cedar chips
Why the hell not? Gives it a nice smokey flavor...
uhhhhh i dont know.... =P
miniman9806 years ago
very cool idea, i want to try it! would paper clips work? and you could avoid the glue issue if you hooked the paper clips around and maybe soldered them cook mini marshmallows!!!!!!!!!!
dude solder melts with flame
not by indirect candle flame
cdousley5 years ago
ok pencis are painted thats toxic wood burns u need real pictures glue is bad under heat
I once caught a pencil on fire, it exploded and burned a hole through my shirt. Even if the pencils don't explode (and I don't think they will) the wooden pencils would burn all of the way through except for the graphite. And then what's left of the pencils would break under the weight of whatever your roasting. So seeing that the pencils wouldn't even work, I don't think you should even mention them. Candles also leave a sooty residue on things above them, so you should make sure that your candle is non toxic or else you may be making your food poisonous. And also, the heat area over a candle is very small. So unless you are constantly moving the piece of meat around over the candle, it will only cook in a small area. It may be possible to fix this by placing a metal plate an top of the bars, and then placing to food on top of that .
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