Minty Stove (Might Not Be the Best)


Introduction: Minty Stove (Might Not Be the Best)

This is just a common sense thing for any flammable liquid so try not to criticize
(My first instructable all comment are welcome or any tips will be needing some)

Step 1: Materials

Quantity: 1 Altoids Tin
Quantity: 1 Rotary Tool ( I cant afford an actual dremel so i got a cheapo one but still works great [$20])
Quantity: ? Any flammable liquid ( I used 91% Denatured Alcohol)
Quantity: 1 Needle Nose Pliers
Quantity: ? Sandpaper (Depends)

Step 2: What to Do

Its actually really simple

Get the Altoids Tin and either eat them or throw them out like I did (I got some bootleg ones and they taste like shit so I just threw em away

Step 3: Almost Done

With pliers go to the hinge where the lid is held on and they are just two little bent pieces of metal so use the pliers and bend till they break off

Step 4: Sanding

After you remove the tabs remove the cover and sand until all the paint comes off and looks like this

Step 5: Cutting (Yay!)

on the side thats opposite the tabs your broke off cut two more for ventilation and on the shorter two sides cut one on each side and looks like the next pics

Step 6: Finished (finally)

what you do next is clean the altoids lid really well thats the pan
then just pour in your flammable liquid and light in as seen in the next pics
and put the lid so that its perpendicular to the rest and there you go
(Please Leave Comments)
Lighting tip: get a popsicle stick and dip in the fuel and ten light and tap into stove real quick for a quik light



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    28 Discussions

    ingenious. you can store the feild in a container in the tin then take it all apart and make a stove when you get to your campsite

    cheap immitation altoids, he sould not have called them bootleg, because bootleg referrs to something totally diffeent. :)

    Cool! Oh,noticed a mistake.You said,I use 91 percent denatured alcohol.The photo of the alcohol bottle clearly says"Isopropyl rubbing alcohol".Just thought you might want to correct that.

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    On the materials list he says,I use 91 percent denatured alcohol. In the picture of the alcohol bottle the bottle say isopropyl alcohol

    This is very similar to some of the alcohol stoves we use for backpacking. A couple of suggestions: If you line your tin with some fibreglass insulation -- just enough to fill it without packing it in -- and then cover that with some metal window screen cut slightly larger than the bottom tin you can insert the screen under the rolled edge of the tin. What this does is give you a nonflamable material to pour your fuel into. This reduces the danger of the fuel splashing out or spilling. The screen holds the insulation in place and also helps to spread out your flame and gives you a more controlled burn. I would also recommend using denatured alcohol -- you'll find it in the paint section of the hardware store. Rubbing alcohol has water in it that will make it burn with black smoke. Denatured alcohol is purer and burns cleaner. You can also use the product HEET, but get the kind in the yellow bottle.

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    I was thinking something like lineing it sortof like you sai, but line it with something that wont burn(what you probably doesn't burn cause your suggesting it) that and yeah put something to keep the fuel from flying out then some crazy people might be able to hold an altoids tin fire tin

    thanks for the tip but i jus used this stuff cause I dont own any means of transportation that will get me very far (I'm thirteen [ Look at the Finding Nemo Bedspread ] it took me like 3 hours just to make this instructable) Thanks for the tips though I'll try to get my dad to buy me that stuff

    Understood. Next time you might want to fuel and light the stove somewher other than on your bed.

    I know but i was in a hurry I'm at an age that i still have a bedtime No later than eleven

    http// check this out has a nice concept

    nothing some minor cooking once in a while but i just wanted to show proof of concept. And a revision of my earlier advice i dont recommend cooking on the lid just put some foil on it or metal foil its really hard to clean the lid

    That's what you say to your girlfriend when you get older -- Babe, I just want to try this for 'proof of concept'.

    best instructable yet. post some more sometime. YOU OWN!

    never because nothing is compressed it might make a big fire if you spill the fuel but never explode