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The idea behind this design was to make a burner plate which could be placed right on top of a soda can. If the can was damaged you could replace it by just taking a can opener to a new empty soda can. This reservoir is 8 ounces. Smaller than your standard 12 ounce can.

I found out the can was too big to heat the denatured alcohol to keep the flame lit on the burner. Once the fuel in the priming plate went out so did the flame. On top of that it would burn too hot and the flame would come out more than a foot. My solution was to heat the sides of the can with a flame which wicks up fuel. The resulting flame is just hot enough to emit a reasonable flame from the burner plate.

I don't know how long it would take to prime with just the flames on the sides. I helped it along with my torch after about 1 minute. My suggestion is not to make this from titanium. It it very difficult to work with. 




Step 1: Cutting titanium

First thing I did was use the can as a template to mark a circle about 2" on the titanium plate. Then I drilled out holes all the way around and broke it off in a vise. 

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<p>just a few queries. Great design. But if you made it to fit the body not the lip then if the can was damaged all you would need is an idea of where to cut the can and a sharp knife and the stove would hold the can open especially if you put a steel ring around the springs to spread the tension? And if you placed a ring around the top plate with holes in the side it would give you a flat surface with air injection creation extra heat when a pan is placed on it. Make it a twin ring with off set hole for regulation of the heat as well? And if th lowering of the top plate doesn't do away with the need for the wicks add aluminium struts inside bolted to the springs. These as super conductive metal would heat the fuel save wasted fuel and no naked flame outside the can.? Just untested suggestion to improve the great design. Hope you don't mind</p>
Nice instructable, but I just wanted you to know that there is a typo in step 4. (You say &quot;could of&quot; instead of &quot;could have&quot;) I'm just trying to spread good grammar ;D
Typo? What typo? Thanks. I'm a fan of good grammar myself.
:D
Very cool! The lathe work looks a little terrifying! I've never seen sparks come off a piece on a metal lathe like that. Fantastic project!
Thanks!
I dig it!!

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