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This is (hopefully) helpful information that I use when building my stoves.  I would highly recommend you look at http://www.instructables.com/id/Cool-Little-Miniature-Stove!/ or http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminum-Bottle-Alcohol-Stove/ to build your stoves.  This Instructable in intended for those of you who have already built their stoves and want to explore more options or make things "easier".

I have found this a very addicting hobby!

Thanks and enjoy your stoves.

PaleoDan
 
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Step 1: Soda Can Cutting Jig

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I cut down a scrap piece of 1x2 and then used my bandsaw to cut a grove part-way through the block where I could insert the utility blade.  I then used a drop or two of Loctite Super Glue to hold the blade in place.

I cut the block down to 2.25 inches in length.  I made the cut with the bandsaw 1.25 inches from the bottom.

Step 2: Cutting Can

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I stand the jig with the blade at the highest point first to cut the can down for the stove.

Step 3: Cutting Windscreen

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After I finish cutting the can for the stove, I flip the jig over and remove the top of the can so I am left with an aluminum tube.  I then cut the tube up one side so I have a "sheet".

Step 4: Folding Windscreen

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I use a pliers with a smooth lip to fold over a little bit of the edge all around to make sure there are no sharp edges.  This also gives the can some strength to keep it standing while holding its shape.
Dakrid1 year ago
I am slightly confused on how to combine the stove together, How does it actually go together?
PaleoDan (author)  Dakrid1 year ago
This Instructable was not on the creation of the stoves themselves, there are already several well done ones on this site - for instance http://www.instructables.com/id/Cool-Little-Miniature-Stove!/ Basically, you press fit the two can halves together, they fit so tightly, I do not worry about sealing them in any way. After I have cut the two cans, I take one of the bottoms and slightly stretch the diameter so that I can more easily fit the other can bottom inside. If you drill one small hole in the top can, it will help by allowing air to escape as you press the two bottoms together. Good luck.
thumphrey11 year ago
what does the internal wall exactly do ?
PaleoDan (author)  thumphrey11 year ago
To be honest, I can't exactly say. I am thinking it may have something to do with the internal pressure within the stove but after quite a bit of experimenting, I am not seeing a signifigant difference with or without it.
PaleoDan (author) 3 years ago
I have built and tested the Standard Stove with the Inner wall and side burners and am very happy with it. It burned nice and long (about 18 minutes) and boiled water within six minutes. It worked well as a "pot rack" on perfectly level and stable ground but still not sure what it would look like in the real world. Still need to play with port sizes. Mine are a bit large - will try smaller ones next.
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