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This is an instructable on how to make an Altoids stove. This is the perfect pocket-sized companion for anyone.
So, here are the materials:
a. You need an empty Altoids tin for the main body of the stove
b. Some candles to melt to provide fuel for the stove
c. A piece of newspaper to use as a wick
d. A wire hanger for a handle
e. A piece of metal to make a stand ( you can use any flat piece of metal, but I used another Altoids lid because I have a bunch of Altoid containers).
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Step 1: Removing the Lid

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First we are going to remove the lid. Here's how:
a. Take some pliers and bend back the hinges and remove the lid.
b. Take a pair of tin snips or wire cutters ( I used tin snips) and cut off the hinges.
c. Make sure to save the lid, you will need it later.

Step 2: Making the wick.

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To make the wick Get your newspaper. Then do these steps:
a. Take your newspaper and roll it up to a little shorter than the inside of the Altoids container.
b. Then crease it and put it in the container by wrapping it around the inside of the container.
gramma402 years ago
Why not shorten the handle so it fits inside the can?
tr0gd0r (author)  gramma408 months ago

You definitely could, this is just the way I wanted to do mine.

chan20051 year ago
one time I used an altoids tin lid to cook a pancake on and I got really sick from the paint
Cady168 chan20058 months ago
Sand it off
danfroot1 year ago
this is awesome.