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Please make a stove entirely out of wood. I`m thinking real working stove, not a model or ornament. Answered


Stove made entirely out of wood, that work!

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jtobakoBest Answer (author)2010-11-05

Several technical answers come to mind.

Soak the wood in sodium silicate to make it (mostly) fireproof.

If you can use the ash to insulate, you might be able to protect the structure.

There was an experimental kiln made of plywood coated with heat reflective paint (ITC 100) that survived a single firing.

A vertical tube structure of wood would burn from the inside out. Closing off the air on the bottom puts the fire out.

You don't specify much, so a 'three stone fire' using thicker logs would qualify : )

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entirelyME (author)jtobako2010-11-09


This sound like plausible idea.
Soaking wood into water or other liquid is smartest idea i ever heard.
That makes me think that one can build a contraption that soaks wood permanently like a waterfalls and yet manage to maintain a fire using some smart way of firing up .

I would consider that working wooden stove with a smart way of using natural elements i.e. liquid.

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mashdown3 (author)2013-01-16

Two logs to hold the pot and a small fire between meets your criteria.
Make a Swedish candle.
Or a stump stove. See my you tube video- Wooden wood rocket stove

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steveastrouk (author)2010-11-05

This is such a staggeringly silly idea, I am for once, speechless.

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entirelyME (author)steveastrouk2010-11-09


I`m gonna explain. There is old saying in Serbian that goes
anything is possible, anything could happen except wooden stove
i.e. man can achieve anything except make wooden stove.

Is that true? Is a wooden stove last frontier ?
We put a man on the Moon but we can`t build wooden stove?
I hope not, i hope that we could using our 21century way of thinking and technology actually make wooden stove.

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jtobako (author)entirelyME2010-11-09

Petrified wood : )

Stove-shaped wood radiator for geothermal heat (boiling water or steam).

Pipe natural gas/propane threw wood pores or tiny holes, letting the ash and charcoal that forms sit as insulation. Or a second set of holes that pipe water threw and let evaporation prevent combustion.

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steveastrouk (author)entirelyME2010-11-09

There are some very wise old Serbians. You should listen to them.

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kelseymh (author)steveastrouk2010-11-05

And yet you managed to tell us so :-)

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steveastrouk (author)kelseymh2010-11-05

indeed, but you'll see I typed this. Silently.

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jeff-o (author)2010-11-05

Well, first design your parameters. How often will it need to be used, just once or repeatedly?

What chemicals or other treatments may be used to fire-proof the stove? Could it be lined with ceramic tiles, maybe?

What is the purpose of the stove, for heat or for cooking?

And finally, why??

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entirelyME (author)jeff-o2010-11-09


I`m gonna explain. There is old saying in Serbian that goes
anything is possible, anything could happen except wooden stove
i.e. man can achieve anything except make wooden stove.

Is that true? Is a wooden stove last frontier ?
We put a man on the Moon but we can`t build wooden stove?
I hope not, i hope that we could using our 21century way of thinking and technology actually make wooden stove.

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frollard (author)2010-11-04

While you're at it, build me a space shuttle out of marshmallows. Make it survive the vacuum of space.

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caarntedd (author)frollard2010-11-04

That's just plain silly. You need tiles, perhaps licorice or caramel squares.

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frollard (author)caarntedd2010-11-04

I also want the craft to be reusable - and zero emissions. Make that.

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Re-design (author)frollard2010-11-05

I'm working on a car that is made entirely of peanut butter and jelly. If you get stranded you can eat the car to survive.

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Jack A Lopez (author)Re-design2010-11-08

That means the PBJ car has be reliable enough to drive a distance capable of getting you stranded.
;-)

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And you could train Peeps to be the astronauts! Brilliant!

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framistan (author)2010-11-05

Yes.. this is possible easily. You can build a cooking oven out of wood or cardboard that works on solar heat. They only get up to about 200 degrees so it will not catch fire. Solar cookers can also be made as a STOVE. Just build a satellite dish shaped wooden structure. cover it with aluminum foil. concentrate the sunlight onto a black frying pan.

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Jack A Lopez (author)orksecurity2010-11-08

Yeah, but the shiny aluminum foil surface means it's not entirely made out of wood, thus violating rule 1.



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orksecurity (author)2010-11-05

Generally, folks don't take requests. If you want something designed/built on demand, that costs money.

Having said that: It depends on what you mean by "stove" and "working" and "wood". There are certainly woods that burn more slowly than others, especially if still wet. It might be possible to rig a water feed and accomplish the equivalent of boiling water in a paper cup.

Or it might be possible to build something that would survive one or two uses.

Or one might be able to burn the wood to ash and construct the stove out of ash -- some form of ceramic/concrete?

There may be other solutions. I'm not interested enough to follow up. If you are, go do some research.

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orksecurity (author)orksecurity2010-11-05

Oh, one more possiblity: Some fuel mixtures put most of their heat upward. (Hit the library for the "burned handkerchief" magic trick.). So it might be possible to build something like an alcohol stove using one of these fuels.

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rickharris (author)2010-11-05

Not at all it's a use once only concept - a bit like the pre filled habishi (sp?) BBQ you can buy. Use once and throw away but in this case you only need to clear up the ashes. Brilliant idea.

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rickharris (author)rickharris2010-11-05

Mind for all we know he/she may be thinking of a wooden casing made to accept a modern electric oven and hob. My stove and hob are in wooden boxes!

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Burf (author)rickharris2010-11-05

It seems to me his use of the word 'entirely' precludes that.

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kelseymh (author)2010-11-04

That sounds like a really interesting project! Please make sure you take lots of pictures during the build, and maybe even include scans of your design in the final I'ble.

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