Introduction: How to Make a Altoid Grill!

Picture of How to Make a Altoid Grill!
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:

Step 1: Step 1: the Things

Picture of Step 1: the Things

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

Picture of Step 2: Glue Sticks and Done

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!

Picture of Step 3: the Final Result!

The final result!:


unpicky (author)2008-07-28

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 (author)unpicky2008-08-02

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 (author)lucek2009-03-21

Diamonds don't burn, they go up in smoke, e.g. vaporize.

kylekosan23 (author)Rotten1942011-07-09

where do u get diampnds

lucek (author)Rotten1942009-03-23

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 (author)lucek2008-08-03

graphite is made of carbon and has no hydrogen bonds, you need hydrogen and oxygen to burn.

lucek (author)unpicky2008-08-03

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 (author)lucek2008-08-03

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 (author)unpicky2008-08-04

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."

imgod22222 (author)lucek2008-08-10

you don't need hydrogen to burn. just oxygen. combustion is adding oxygen. *thank you, 7th and 10th grade chemistry!*

lucek (author)imgod222222008-08-10

you kneed one of the halogens, Examples of this includes fluorine and chlorine in the gaseous state, and bromine in the liquid state.

lucek (author)unpicky2008-08-03

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.

Kwitmeh3 (author)unpicky2009-09-06

well i wouldnt cook on pencils..... or would i?

Kwitmeh3 (author)Kwitmeh32009-09-06

would i?!!!

kylekosan23 (author)2011-07-09

glue will melt ya know and im pretty shure this wont work

A flyin muffin (author)2011-02-26

Wood, graphite, paint, glue, coated aluminum, wax, fire: seems safe to me!

Flipyap (author)2010-05-18

i would recommend not using pencils, because of the lead inside

cnash1303 (author)Flipyap2011-02-02

Pencils have not had lead in them since like the 1920s, they have graphite now.

geekzoid1 (author)Flipyap2010-11-10

the wood would sorry forgot to specify.

geekzoid1 (author)Flipyap2010-11-10

It is graphite. But, yeah the pencils would burn.

zcruizen (author)2010-06-11

i wouldn't recommend using pencils because they're made of wood and might catch on fire

ossumguywill (author)2008-08-29

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 :)

trevor3693 (author)ossumguywill2010-05-16

haha i just started reading that series. i agree.

BeanahVulgaris (author)2009-09-11

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!)

twenglish1 (author)2008-04-11

pencils?? WTF!!!!!

Kwitmeh3 (author)twenglish12009-09-06

glu?? WTF!!!!!

Kwitmeh3 (author)Kwitmeh32009-09-06


Kwitmeh3 (author)Kwitmeh32009-09-06

and pencils WTF!!!

ebqbbqmaster (author)twenglish12009-08-18


Obsessive (author)2008-04-08

Why in the hell would I grill anything on pencils?!

littlechef37 (author)Obsessive2008-07-12

YUMM Graphite or lead or whatever they make pencils out of....

Kwitmeh3 (author)littlechef372009-09-06

graphite but UMM...... i mean YUM....... lol

Rishnai (author)Obsessive2008-07-09

Why the hell not? Gives it a nice smokey flavor...

uhhhhh i dont know.... =P

miniman980 (author)2009-07-24

not by indirect candle flame

mikaelthemycologist (author)2009-04-29

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 .

HI! (author)2009-02-22

it's definetly portable....

awang8 (author)2008-12-16

The only reason I'd use metal is because it doesn't snap (easily). Boy I'm alot of brackets these days...

Kilsmer (author)2008-10-14

Did you actually use paint for these diagrams?

zrune18 (author)2008-09-18

yea cmon people graphite isnt flammable!!! the wood is graphite has some charcoal in it so it is not flammable!!

NeonLime (author)2008-03-19

Show A Video Of This Working. And Pencils? :l Your Gonna Get Somebody Killed In A Fire... Wood, Graphite, Not Good Tasting Food & A Fire Starter..

dude300 (author)NeonLime2008-03-19

also wouldent the glue burn off

NeonLime (author)dude3002008-03-19

Ive Tried To Melt Super glue And It Didn't Work. If It Was Hot glue From A Hot Glue Gun; Yes

lawizeg (author)NeonLime2008-08-20

I don't mean to be mean, but why the hell are you typing like that?

stranoster (author)NeonLime2008-03-20

I love Using Capital Letters on Nearly every Word Too!

Derin (author)stranoster2008-07-24


stranoster (author)Derin2008-07-24


struckbyanarrow (author)NeonLime2008-06-24

again< super glue and most other glues are highly flammable!

someguy1234 (author)NeonLime2008-03-20

just so you know, "melting" super glue produces cyanide

cry_wolf (author)someguy12342008-03-26

Bahaha id love the see the expression on Neon's face.

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