My plan was to make a better furnace for melting aluminium but debating this with my wife she made a good point of how many time I would use the furnace Vs how many time we will sit out on a cold afternoon in the garden with a worm wooden stove.
So the wooden stove was the winner.
In this instructable I will show you how I made it all from recycled scraps at minimum cost. The total I think was 20 bucks. The only spend was on grinder discs, welding electrods and a special stove paint although you can save on that to if you don't wish to paint it.
Yesterday we used the stove first time and we sat beside it for over 3 hours and it kept us warm. The only thing I will have to change is to a bigger flue pipe but other then that its a super success.
Safety disclaimer : When using electric tools: welding, cutting, grinding always use ears and eye protection. Keep body parts away from sharp blades and always use full body protection gear.
If you don't know what you are doing take it to a professional. Misuse of pressured gas cylinders can cause injury and even fatalities.
This is not an instruction or a guide how to do it, I am sharing with you how I used a gas cylinder based on my own experience and knowledge.
Anyone who attempts this he/she will do it on their own risk, I will not be liable for any injuries in anyway.
I was walking on the beach and was suprised to find a gas cylinder washed ashore wedged between the wave breaker boulders, it was strange as I was just thinking that day that it would be cool to use a cylinder for a new furnace and there it was.
I was suprised even more when I found another one not much further away in the sand.
Then I was thinking what sort of people litter the ocean like that. I will just holdon to my naive tought that it accidently fell from a fishing boat ..yeah right. Then again yesterday while I was cycling I saw another 2 gas cylinders thrown in the woods and 3 more thrown at the port. I really dont get this.
Anyway back to our instructable. After emptying the gas cylinder for a few days (It was empty when I found it) but just to be on the safe side.
After releasing the gas cylinder pressure I drilled a hole and filled it with water and another small hole for letting air out when emptying the water. I left it for a few weeks changing the water every few days.
While cutting the stove future door I placed the gas cylinder on its side full with water and I hosed it every few minutes between the cuttings too cool it down.
After cutting the door out I cut the cylinder nozzle and the handle off (free handle for another project). A bit of grinding and we are ready to start.
I found this is video on You Tube and it is shocking too see the stupidity of some pepole and how they risk their lives.
Look at these lads doing everything wrong, first it looks like the gas bottle is not fully emptyed and they're not wearing any protective gear.
The cutter guy is holding the gas cylinder under his feet rolling it while cutting.
The best part: look at the arrogance at the end of the clip when the main charactrer need to warm his cold hands.
This video clip shows how NOT to do it: