How to Make a Charcloth-maker




Introduction: How to Make a Charcloth-maker

About: a little heads-up: my earlier instructables might be badly written, as i wasn't very good at english back then

how to make a charcloth-maker

im not responseble for anything you do whith this thing

Step 1: The Stuff You Need

beer can

wide can

high can



cotton cloth

Step 2: Takeout

take out the parrafin from the "cup"

save the cup, its the part you will need

Step 3:

use the scissors or a knife to make a small hole in the bottom of the wide can

Step 4: The Cut!

cut the beer can like in the picture

Step 5: The Cut(s)!

cut like in the picture

Step 6: Fuel

fill the cup half full with alcohol

Step 7: Insert

put the cup in the beer-can-thing

Step 8: Put On

put the high can on the beer-can-thing, and put some cloth in it

Step 9: Put on 2

put the wide can upside-down on the high can

Step 10: Fire!

light it!

dont do this indoors, the smoke smells really bad

Step 11: Wait


Step 12: Done!

when the fire is out you can take out the finished charcloth

i also beleve that you can use it to make small quantities of charcoal

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    9 years ago on Introduction

    yah that really bad smelling smoke i presum is coming out of the hole in the top of the wide can, that stuff is called wood gas, which is extremely flammable, if you light it as soon as it starts pouring out at a decent amount youll have a flame on top which you could use to heat another can on top of this, or you could run the gas down to the underside to create heat instead of your candle


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Charcloth burns VERY easily easily in fact that it is the preferred tinder for fint and steal .... even over other methods such as wax fire sticks, fire paste, or magnesium.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks, I was gonna ask the same thing as Moonbeam. Whats Charcloth?