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Step 1: Find Some Bottle

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Locate an empty or nearly empty gas bottle. I used a hack saw to cut the tap off. Fill with water to displace any left over gas.

Step 2: Magic Marker

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Scribble on your design

Step 3: Any Old Iron

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Find your scrap bits to use for the detailing...zip work in a school and we have loads of bits that are no longer any use for projects.

Step 4: Mock It Up

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I like to use making tape to hold my bits on place.
I marked out where the hinge would go, drilled and tapped with a 4mm tap and attached the hinge using 4x10mm machine screws. I find it easier drilling and tapping and attaching the hinge while the bottle is still intact.
All the holes and details in the bottle we're made using a 4" angle grinder with cutting discs and a 10mm drill bit.
I drilled several holes around the bottom of the bottle so air will circulate and help the fire to burn.

Step 5: Grind And Weld

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I've been told there are two types of welders...ones that are good at welding and ones that are good at grinding...I'm a grinder...

Step 6: Paint

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I gave my Vader 2 coats of ultra high temp black spray paint which finished it off a treat.
 
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doddieszoomer (author) 2 months ago

if you are interested in having one of these made please contact me on alex_dodson7@hotmail.com

AlanS12 months ago

There are no emission reduction features so the smoke and fumes will pose a threat to neighbors. Hopefully more municipalities will join Montreal and Hampstead (Canada) with measures to eliminate wood burning by 2020.

Eliminate wood burning? You clearly are no geologist and have no background in air pollution what so ever. Are you one of those liberals who are unfamiliar with the carbon cycle and how it has risen and fallen through out the last 400 million years of recordable history. When you pose a way to heat something without any adverse side effects, go take your Nobel Prize. There is nothing wrong with burning CLEAN wood to heat your home or a backyard area. In fact the United Stated, The United Kingdom are among the two cleanest countries in the world in regards to air pollution. Focus your liberal bullshit on countries like India and China that have no smoke-stack emission regulations.

WTF you tree hugging hippy!!! Eliminate wood burning in the Garden? The Dark Lord of The Sith Laughs at your Prius Driving, Vegan, Non Wood Burning Nonsense.. OOOhhhh lets get more people to ban doing fun things, because I dont like too.. BOLLOCKS to that!

Pollution is a sick kind of fun. Wood stoves have an incredible ability to turn wood into toxic and carcinogenic chemicals. At present, the cost of each person's "fun" burning wood in a stove runs as high as $15,000 per wood stove per year to cover the increased health care costs. Assuming they are used in an urban area. I note that the San Francisco Bay area's burning ban saves the health care system $250,000 for EACH DAY of the ban. Lots of info on the internet Google wood stove pollution.

Pose a threat??? ITS FREAKING DARTH VADER!!! You pansies can choke on the "natural" fumes from burning wood.

flamesami AlanS12 months ago

What would you say was a suitable replacement for wood burning then? Would you consider burning wood "acceptable" if it was a clean burn (i.e. low smoke) I would rather have local, sustainable wood heating my home than a coal fire or gas heater. I do see the benefits of high-efficiency central electric heating, but unless there is a dire lack of trees or a massive health problem from the smoke, I don't think wood-burning should be banned. Mind, I'm in a rural area, not a city

Ian74 AlanS12 months ago
One word, Killjoy.

Love it. Logistics on selling/sending one to the USA?

doddieszoomer (author)  anne.culbreath.123 days ago

Hi Anne,

Thanks for your interest. I currently have two orders placed to ship to the USA. The shipping alone has been between £108 - £118 plus the cost of the burner.

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kermitkills1 month ago

awesome work must try this at home as a grinder as well

RushNafikov made it!1 month ago

Sweet! You inspired my son and I to make one, too.

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xanad12 months ago

Price check on one! NOW!

doddieszoomer (author)  xanad12 months ago

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161380813127?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Any chance you will make more of these for sale to the general public? We don't have (and don't plan on getting) welding equipment, but sure would like one of these.....

I'm going to keep making these bad boys and featuring them on eBay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/161380813127?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

doddieszoomer (author) 2 months ago
Big bad vader...today's project, will be on eBay tomorrow PM after paint...
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doddieszoomer (author) 2 months ago
P.S. Please vote ;)
doddieszoomer (author) 2 months ago
Wow, guys I'm blown away by all the positive comments on here...it means a lot...
For any body looking to purchase one of these, I have on for sale on eBay at the moment and another larger vader burner in production...thanks everyone...
antagonizer2 months ago

Very cool. I absolutely see Vader, but if you look at it head on it reminds me of the Mighty Ducks logo as well. lol. Don't knock your welding skills chum. From where I'm sitting they're above par.

Jack Moran2 months ago

Awesome!

byronic3 months ago
Awesome work might be worth adding a bit more on the safety aspect of working with gas cannisters

Actually, I think the best way to improve this site would be to spend less time talking about safety and more time assuming people that own welding equipment are intelligent adults that can make up thier own minds.

bhirsh byronic2 months ago

ok, how is is this for a safety tip: Make sure tank is EMPTY.......

Darthorso2 months ago

This is great!

You know, you're getting quite visible on Italian videogames and nerdy facebook pages! But NO ONE links to this page to give you credit for this great project... I'm trying to post the original link to this project when I see photos of your Vader Log Burner around the web :)

mrwolfe2 months ago

Now that is seriously cool!

Well done!!

orbit.al2 months ago
Wowzers! Best log burner ever. Am going to share the hell out of this.
poofrabbit2 months ago

Ok... I am OBCESSED with this!!! I wish I knew how to weld I would give this a try. I love love love the look when the fire is on. NICE work! Voted!

doddieszoomer (author) 2 months ago
rjohnston14 I think it's a 13kg bottle, I think most of our uk ones are 15kg which would also be good...
xanad1 I sold this one for £150...I'm going to make another next week and stick it on eBay for the duration, had over 30k likes on ladbible and over 28k on here...really happy with that...
KryptoTSD2 months ago

I have just GOT to have me a couple of THESE!!!!!!!

rjohnston143 months ago

Whats the size of the bottle. I cant seem to find a similar sized one in Australia

Tater Zoid3 months ago

I am inspired to build one myself. Great job.

kevenr173 months ago

Man this looks AWESOME!!! Great job, very creative! I am gonna start looking for an empty gas bottle ASAP! Also don't worry most welders are grinders....they may not admit it but they have all had a go around with a few grinding pads!!

Got my vote!!

Awesome mate!! Deserves to win!!

SoHa SMART3 months ago

VERY cool!

wonderbrett3 months ago
With the door open, Vader looks very happy.
patsheldon3 months ago

very nice work!

cbucci3 months ago

nice, i would buy one, make sure to post a pic of it light up.

doddieszoomer (author)  cbucci3 months ago
Its for sale on eBay right now...
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