Burners From Scrap

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Introduction: Burners From Scrap

I doubt that you'll be able to precisely replicate this project due to the specific nature of the stuff I'm using, but it still may be interesting enough and inspirational in a way. Also I have this photos anyway so, yeah.

Here I'm showing a couple of burners, made from junk I'm collecting for some reason, and how I made them.

Step 1:

For the main body of the burners I used old glass salt and pepper shakers. They had a plastic lids on them but, they fell off at some point. For this project I replaced them with suitable aluminium screwing bottle caps. Also I had a piece of round leather belt of some sort (I believe those were used in sewing machines). I used it to create handles.

Step 2:

Firstly, I removed plastic inserts from caps.

Step 3:

Then I created round holes with a hole punch and installed metal eylets the way shown on the picture. Screw driver or other tool or object can be used to widen the stem opening to lock it in place.

Step 4:

I used a mop as a source for the wicks.

Step 5:

I used grooves in jars to attach the handles, and a bunch of staples to secure the pieces.

There's nothing really igenious anout this project but it was fun to make and to share, so thank you for your attention, and have nice crafting.

P.S.: Be careful with fire, snakes, and Liam Neeson's doughter (even if he doesn't know who you are).

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    7 Discussions

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    Waldemar Sha
    Waldemar Sha

    3 years ago

    A little bit too quicly, you need to adjust them every few hours or so, but it's definitly an option if there's nothing better you have under your hand.

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    dizzle976
    dizzle976

    3 years ago

    its nice to see an instructable that states "from junk i collected" or " things you have around the house" and its actually delivers. good 'structable. ?

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    Waldemar Sha
    Waldemar Sha

    Reply 3 years ago

    Junk inspires me. Thanks.

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    jmdushi
    jmdushi

    3 years ago

    these are really beautiful burners, it make me think of the 1001 night fairytales.

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    mrsmerwin
    mrsmerwin

    3 years ago

    How about baby food jars instead of the salt and pepper shakers? I love this project. I have to try this.

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    Waldemar Sha
    Waldemar Sha

    Reply 3 years ago

    I guess baby food jars are ok. Just test the burners first in controlled conditions. Just in case. I never trust mine.