A gas bottle wood burner, since this
instructable I was destined to make one myself. More than a year I'm thinking of this to be a project for me. I got myself the promise of a gas bottle as soon as it was empty. The promised gas bottle however, doesn't want to be emptied, it hasn't been used for years and probably won't be used for months. Then, all of a sudden I found a gas tank from something, a car, a forklift or something like that. The owner wanted to make a new barbecue out of it because his old barrel barbecue was broken. So before I could start I made him the barbecue. Why me?, this way I could get hold of both ends of the bottle instead off two half ends. That is how my adventure started.
So now I got myself two bottle-ends and one half tube which fitted in between. I welded most of it together to become one bottle again, ready to be made into a wood burner. Since my 'research' was already a long time before, I did some new research to know exactly what I wanted to make. That was when I found a picture of a gas bottle wood burner on its side. Some mindspinning seconds later I wanted to make my own special wood burner. Not a simple standing or lying gas bottle wood burner, not an overly complex but most awesome Bender sculpture
. No, my wood burner would be my little piggy friend.
Welcome to the creation of my version of the gas bottle wood burner. I hope you all enjoy it and that I have given some of you good idea's to make an original version yourself. In this instructable I won't give a full description on how to weld properly to get the best results. I will just explain what choices I made to get to this result, together with pictures for visualization. Since I didn't make many pictures during the build most of the pictures will be of the (unpainted) finished burner.