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Evidently, camping stoves are an essential benefactor in the outdoors. Charcoal stoves are great for various outdoor activities from camping to mountain climbing to just relaxing outdoors.
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Step 1: Materials and Tools

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   1. A food can of any sort (sizes may vary)
   2. Steel wire (mine was roughly a millimeter thick) DO NOT USE COPPER WIRE LIKE I DID
   3. Charcoal
   1. A drill with a small drill-bit (sizes may vary according to can size)
   2. Wire cutters

Step 2: Cutting the Wire

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Placing the wires across the can's diameter, use the wire cutters to cut pieces that measure approximately a centimeter or more longer than the diameter on both sides. (See example pictures)

Step 3: Drilling

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The can, for ventilation purposes, was incised with three large holes towards its bottom. For the top, using a vice, I drilled holes about an inch apart large enough to fit the steel wire through. These holes extend around the entire can. Make sure you have an even number of holes as to fit the wires through.

Step 4: The Grill

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Once straightened, the STEEL wiring may be placed across the top of the can through the holes. Doing so with multiple wires should create a spiderweb-like structure with the most steel concentrated at the middle. Another possible design is a grid pattern. Once this is done, bend the excess wire from both sides flat against the can to keep the wires in place.
Very nice I had a collection of this kind of stove but non hand made I would love to try this.
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mayday12 (author)  rosewood5131 year ago
Thank you for the recognition.
neo716651 year ago
Don't ever eat food cooked over heated copper unless you enjoy being poisoned.
mayday12 (author)  neo716651 year ago
There, I fixed it
mayday12 (author)  neo716651 year ago
Precisely why i mentioned aluminum foil
Aluminum foil doesn't stop the fumes. Too many safe resources that are cheap or free. People thought asbestos was safe for years if they wore gloves, ask anybody with mesothelioma.
mayday12 (author)  neo716651 year ago
I did a bit of research. Steel would work, right?
mayday12 (author)  neo716651 year ago
What other metal would substitute it then?
mayday12 (author) 1 year ago
Yes, unfortunately i failed to mention to heat the copper thoroughly to avoid chemicals before actually cooking with it. I tried it and i was fine. This is another reason why i mentioned that you should cook things with the aid of aluminum foil or use the stove to boil water or any other function not directly on it
You can't heat copper enough to remove the copper or the fumes it gives off that can be absorbed into your food. Just like so many other things that once or twice it won't kill you. Using it will slowly make you sick and could kill you. Its not easy to diagnose.
mayday12 (author) 1 year ago
That last picture that i posted was fit more into the category of "trial and error" rather than success. Thanks for bringing up a valid point. I'll have to change it