Introduction: Mini Alcohol Stove
Step 1: Materials
2 pop cans Sharp blade Cotton balls Book to hold blade (it's not my book) Scissors Drill with a 7/32 and 1/16 bit. Or a push tack Ruler Bottle of HEET
Step 2: Score the Cans
Measure 1 1/2 inches on the book and place your blade there. Then score both cans.
Step 3: Separate the Bottoms
Cut the top of the cans off and then cut down to the line that you scored. If you scored the can properly, it should peel off perfectly.
Step 4: Assemble the Pieces
Use the nicer piece for the top and set it aside. Use the other piece and place a few cotton balls into it. This will be your bottom. Use the other piece you put aside and cut a mid-sized rectangle into it. Then place the top inside the bottom and push down. If there is a lip then sand it down.
Step 5: Create the Fill Holes and the Jet Holes
Use the 7/32 bit and drill the center if the top part. If you are using a tack, then make 4-5 holes in the middle. Now use the 1/16 bit or tack and make 16 evenly spaced holes around the can.
Step 6: Sand Off Paint
Use fine sand paper and sand off the paint.
Step 7: Filling and Igniting
Pour about 1 1/2 ounces of HEET Into the fill hole and then cover it up with a coin. Then you need to prime it. Heat it up for a bit. So find a tray and place the stove into the tray. Then pour some HEET around the tray and light it. Also you can't see the flames in day light so I suggest testing it out at night. Be safe and don't burn your house down. Also 1 1/2 ounces will last you 15 minutes. This stove will boil 2cups of water in about 6-8 minutes
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