Introduction: The Mini Stove in a Can
The title explains a big part of the Instructable. I was bored this evening so I began thinking to do something with the tons of empty cans I produce every day. It's damn cold out here so I though to make a little stove with it. It's small, easy to make, takes 5 minutes or so,handy when you go camping and just fun to make
Step 1: Materials
Things you'll need:
- a soda can
-nail or other sharp object
Step 2: Prepare the Can
Here i marked the cutting lines. Just cut the upper side of,1inche beneath the top. Keep it, you'll need it a bit later. You could use some sandpaper to get of the ink.
Step 3: Prepare the Top
Put some holes in the top piece.This will ensure good air circulation. This part of the can is the toughest so watch out!
Step 4: Puting It Together
Put the upper piece in the bottom piece. Careful with sharp edges kids! You can use a screwdriver or a stick to push it halfway into the can.
Step 5: Finish+fill
Ad some wood and yay !!! Warm ,lighty fire.
Be safe! I didn't yet test how long the aluminum can stand the warmth or the toxicity of the ink-fumes, never leave it unattended and keep a fire extinguisher near.
I'll update the durability of the can after some test.
Update: *First tests show that it can hold pretty long, the can still is fine and it burned for a while
- bylerfamily had the idea the replace the wood by cotton balls soaked in petroleum jelly