Step 5: Optional Tools

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While you can get away with using your wire snips and Dremel to prep the Penny Stove's top, I find it's much easier to use some heavy duty scissors and a hole punch.

Note that I have discovered that while a hole punch does will against an aluminum can, it does not fair so well against tin cans.

RIP Hole Punch... Your life was short, but productive...

The wet or dry erase marker will be invaluable for drilling all the necessary holes in the correct spots, as well as cutting the pieces to the right sizes.
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telboyo5 years ago
Note that I have discovered that while a hole punch does win against an aluminum can, it does not fare so well against ferro cans.
wascogrrl6 years ago
Just wondering why a wet/dry Erase? Wouldn't a sharpie work just as well?
Javin007 (author)  wascogrrl6 years ago
No, because if you're anything like me, your spots will be in the wrong place the first time you put them on the can. I tend to have to erase and readjust quite a few times before they're evenly spaced. I suppose for the inside of the Wind Guard, the sharpie would work fine.
LOL Yeah, I'm probably like you so now I TOTALLY understand the need for a wet/dry Erase pen!
No need for a wet or dry erase marker. The same alcohol that you will use for fuel removes Sharpie ink like magic from a non-porous surface.
BUT its a bit more easier to just wipe it with your finger than cleaning it with alcohol.