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While looking at camp stoves I thought that I needed a tiny one.

This is a wood burning (tea Light Alternative) miniature camp stove.

The stove is made from scrap copper tubing and about 3 hours of my time.

I used 2 5/8 copper tube and basic copper plumbing tube. all connections are brazed using my Smith Mini Torch.

When completed It will boil water and keep going for up to 25 minutes.

All that is missing is a laser etched maple leaf

Step 1: Materials

I used scrap copper tubing that was 2 5/8 inside diameter. Along with small sections of regular 3/4 and 1/2 inch rigid plumbing copper.

You will need a section of flat copper. I used a section of the scrap tube to provide this. Flatten using scrap pieces of wood and a hammer rather than just a hammer since this will deform the metal. You want an even, flat surface.

Cut a section roughly the diameter of your tube for the burner box then another section that is the diameter of the pipe for the top and bottom caps.
Kiwi.4 months ago

its so CUTE

rml4222446 months ago

Hey this looks awesome, just wondering how you got the hinges (freezer line pipe) to stay attached while you were brazing? really curious as i hope to make on of these someday

Random_Canadian (author)  rml4222446 months ago
Sorry for the late reply.

I put a little braze on both pieces then held them together with a pair of pliers then heated until the braze melted together.

I hope that this helps.
Good luck with your build

Can you make me one and I will buy it? Email me @ johnm.cbs_llc@yahoo. Thank you
Aaronius3 years ago
Your wood looks a little green!
Awesome mini-project!!
ElGooch3 years ago
very nice project... not a bad way to spend three hours of your life. ;)
arothschild3 years ago
This is so cool! I hope you win!
Random_Canadian (author)  arothschild3 years ago
Thanks. This was a fun project
GpaSteve3 years ago
Very nice.
This is so cool!! I've been drawing stoves like this for awhile now. It reminds me of the stoves shown in "The Swamp" tent on the MASH tv series. I can't wait to make one.
Random_Canadian (author)  javajunkie19763 years ago
thanks. I enjoyed this build. I was just sort of fooling around...
This is amazing, I voted and will likely make one of my own.
Random_Canadian (author)  Spaceman Spiff3 years ago
Thanks! And good luck with your build.
Just a suggestion to possibly improve the heat retention of an excellent design.
make the fire box a little taller, and bring the chimney out the back side below the top surface.
With the chimney coming directly out of the top, all the heat is leaving. With a space above the outlet, a higher temperature should be achieved, and it gives you an uncluttered top for a larger skillet to fry the sparrow egg on.
Random_Canadian (author)  GrumpyOldGoat3 years ago
I forgot to ask... How much cholesterol is in a sparrow egg?
How does the airspeed velocity of an unladen sparrow compare to that of the swallow?

An African or a European one?
I meant to ask earlier, but it slipped my mind.

I need more information to actually answer that question.

What are you swallowing? Has it been well masticated and thoroughly mixed with a liquid?

Also, is the liquid water based, oil based or alcohol based?

Oil based should slide down rather quickly, but comparing the distance, assumed to be equal, to the distance the Sparrow travels, the Sparrow would win hands down.

Water is heavier and has a thicker consistency, so would naturally be slower.

Alcohol based, assuming again legal age to consume adult beverages, after the third swallow... who cares?

I do hope this helps clarify the question.
The two different body styles and wing/tail configurations make these two subspecies incomparable.

Swallows zip through the air like aerobats on steroids.

Sparrows hop around on my patio fertilizing the patio flooring where nothing can grow.
As a physicist, I must disagree with your assertion regarding the non-sphericity of avian species. The spherical bird model is widely applied throughout physics, engineering, and numerous other disciplines[1] and has recently been empirically verified[2]:

As we know that birds generally share a common morphology, we may therefore conclude that a significant portion of birds are, in fact, spherical[3].

The problem, I think, is that your physicists are only educated to the undergraduate level. Postgraduate education would make such reasoning as this second nature.

[1]Kirkman, T. W. (1996).
[2]Szöllősi, G. (2009).
[3] Troll, Edward D. ( :D )
Which exactly proves my point.

...unless your much higher level of education demands that all birds be considered to be quite similar to the their spherical body styles.
In which case I must point out that a Peregrine Falcon and an Emperor Penguin have few similarities, yet both are birds... As are Kiwis...
Yup, both clearly spherical.
for a similar example.
Random_Canadian (author)  ak49er3 years ago
OK... now I am laughing uncontrollably!!!!
How many sparrows do you know that have had a triple bypass?
Random_Canadian (author)  GrumpyOldGoat3 years ago
Excellent suggestions.

I had only a small amount of the large size copper tube to work with and I did consider bringing the chimney stack out of the back but I did not have a copper street elbow to work with.

I will have to try it in the near future.
dblahnik3 years ago
Love It Definately gonna build one !!!!!!!!!
bigbang3 years ago
This is so neat! Definitly on my to-do list now! Thanks for the great 'ible :)
canucksgirl3 years ago
So Random_Canadian...

Where exactly were you years ago when my Ken and Barbie needed heat on those cold Canadian winter nights???
Random_Canadian (author)  canucksgirl3 years ago
Probably doing or thinking about doing something really stupid.
lol ;)

Btw, Loved your ible!
wobbler3 years ago
Hot and cool! Funtastic.
Can you tell us a little about the process of brazing? How do the connections hold up with the heat of the stove? I've never tried to make a stove because I thought you had to use a welder.
The rod that I use has a melting point of 613 to 635 degrees Celsius. I have had no problems using this as a light duty item for burning small amounts of wood or tea lights for heating scented oil ( Yea I know!).

Just remember do not heat the filler, just the metals to be brazed.

At the risk of opening up a controversy on proper brazing, I have posted a video showing my brazing techniques.

scoochmaroo3 years ago
I hope you'll consider adding this to the Fire Challenge!
Random_Canadian (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
Thanks again for your excellent suggestion and selection as a runner up!
Random_Canadian (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
I rushed all day yesterday to finish and sadly did not but was delighted to find the 1 day extension. I was able to complete it for you consideration.

I had an immense amount of fun with this one...

And yes the cup will hold coffee but just the right amount... :-)
spacesaver3 years ago
THANKYOU!!!!!!! You have just given me a great idea for a Christmas gift to my brother. Over the years I have given him an antique, brass Primus stove, the same but converted for use as a desk light, and a motorcycle pistonrod assembly made into a desk clock. This will be a fitting continuation of this trend.
Cheers!! :-)
Random_Canadian (author)  spacesaver3 years ago
Good luck with you project. I had a lot of fun creating this one and was able to further sharpen my brazing skills in the process.
mikeasaurus3 years ago
This is great, what a neat design!
Random_Canadian (author)  mikeasaurus3 years ago