Intro: Alcohol Stove
This is a DIY alcohol stove. i made one and it is on my account but this one is a lot better! Sorry for the picture quality. my parents wont let me use/ get metal shavings in the house!
Step 1: Items Needed
These items are needed only to make the stove. the items needed to light the stove are in a differant step!
Step 2: Making the Mark
When you go after cutting the top and bottom, find somthing that you can hold your knife with (tape measure), this will make it a lot easier.
When you make is mark, do as in picture 2. hold the blade of the knife against the tin can and apply a slight pressure. this should leave either a dent (mark) or a scuff mark with no paint.
Do this too both sides even though i only show me doing one.
Step 3: Removing the Top & Bottom
When you remove the top and bottom, follow both marks you made with a pair of scissors.
Step 4: Putting the 2 Together
this is about the hardest part in the whole instructable. when putting the 2 of them together, put the lid on top of the bottom.
To do this form a star shape as in picture .
Then slide the top on to the bottom (hard to explain)
Step 5: Removing the Lid
There is 2 ways to go about this.
1 very hard (without tin snips & time consuming 10 mins)
2very easy (takes about 10 seconds with tin snips)
#1 as shown in picture 2, you take the knife and you circle and circle around the lid indent untill it becomes this enough to break off.
#2 cut around the indent with tin snips, just like scissors!
Step 6: Removing Burrs
this is how to remove the burrs left from step 5.
Take the file and move around the can (picture 2) until it is smoother. this step is optional!!!!
Step 7: LIGHTING!
The things you will need are, >
(5) cotton balls>
(1) bottle of alcohol (70% works same with 90%)>
(1) Flavor injector (optional but helpful! find in cooking section)
Step 8: Cotton Balls Need a Fluffin!
Fluff the cottom balls like pillows and sort (bad example)
Rip the cotton balls apart squish them back together (100% cotton only!) until they look like fluff!
Once fluffed, shove and squish in can.
Step 9: Alcohol
This is where you use the flavor injector. Fill it up with alcohol and inject it all over the fluff, while you can also pour it, you cant see how many ML of alcohol you put into the fluff!
SIDE NOTE IN PICTURE 3!!!
Step 10: Burning
In this picture it is not looking to good because all the windows were open in the garage and i only put in 5ml of alcohol (barely any).
Step 11: When Done
When you are done with this stove, DO NOT BLOW OUT! flam like air and will get huge and may burn you!!! smother (sp?) the fire with a lid or some sort of object!
Step 12: In My Kit!
I add more and more stuff to this kit everytime i use this (in my garage). it has a few main items you will want / need!
Step 13: Pot Stands!
I made these two pot stands, they are the best pot stands i have made/found on the internet. comment if you want the link otherwise i wont bother looking over my history!