Introduction: Vader Gas Bottle Log Burner

About: Since the dawn of Lego I've been into making stuff... I'm currently a technology teacher at a secondary school tasked with inspiring the next generation of designers.

Vader log burner

Step 1: Find Some Bottle

Locate an empty bottle. Carefully remove the tap. Fill with water to displace any left over gas.

Please note:

Tampering with LPG cylinders or converting them to any other use as shown here is highly dangerous and can result in serious injury or death. It is also unlawful and could result in companies taking legal action or, if appropriate, criminal prosecution. Branded cylinders are and always remain the property of the company. I now import empty cylinders from China which are branded with my company logo and have never been filled with LPG.

Step 2: Magic Marker

Scribble on your design

Step 3: Any Old Iron

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

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

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

I gave my Vader 2 coats of ultra high temp black spray paint which finished it off a treat.

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