Introduction: *SAWDUSTOVEN.*

About: What should I say...? I need more Tools !!

Sawdust + tin Can = Stove /Oven. Backpacking Camping and living Stove Powered by Sawdust made of Recycled Stuff.

I Love camping since I was Just a child, and Now its time to Go back inside the Forest, its my Kids first CampTime, and  its my duty to teach him How to be a good camper and  take care of Mother Nature.Besides to get my dreams Camping Gear I need about $1500. While I get it need to find another alternatives.Besides, sometimes its too hard to get charcoal or even Wood to Burn and cook our Food or get Warm.
Some campers think wrongly that they have to let the Track where they camp blasting the whole nature and sometimes run the risk of starting big Forestal fires , Thats why I decided to make a Little advice that use Sawdust as Fuel and works as a Stove and Oven Behold  the Green *SAWDUSTOVEN*.(a.k.a Forest Centinel).

Desde Niño me ha encantado acampar, y ahora es tiempo de internarme en la floresta de nuevo, porque se acerca el primer campamento de mi hijo. Es mi deber por lo tanto tratar de enseñarle como ser un buen campista y cuidar a la madre naturaleza.
Algunos Campistas piensan erróneamente que deben dejar una huella devastadora en el lugar donde acampan, y algunas veces se corre el riesgo de comenzar un gran incendio Forestal.Ademas cada vez es mas dificil conseguir carbon o madera para cocinar los alimentos y conseguir un buen Calor.
Por esto y muchas otras cosas mas, decidí compartir con uds una técnica usada por algunas comunidades indígenas a lo largo y ancho de el planeta.
Les presento al Centinela de el Bosque: SAWDUSTOVEN.

Step 1: Stuff. Materiales.

Aserrin. Sawdust
2 Tarros de pintura Vacíos. 2 Empty Paint Can.
Parrilla Circular. Circular Grill.
Taladro. Drill
Pinzas. Pliers.
Tubo vacío de silicona Liquida. Empty sylicone sealant tube  .
2 Ganchos de Ropa de alambre.  2 Wire Coat hangers.

Step 2: Clean and Cut.

Draw in the Bottom of the Can, the circle of the Pipe, and with the drill make a hole and File the edges.Do the same in the other Paint Can.
Toma el Tubo de silicona Liquida vacía y trazalo en el centro de el fondo de los tarros, con el taladro haz un hueco y lima las cortantes Orillas.

Step 3: Base.

Straight the coat hanger and with the pliers make an Isoceles triangle of 23 cms, and bend down the points at 5 cms.
That will be the base to let the air come in for the combustion.

Desarma y endereza los ganchos de ropa, y con las pinzas construye un triangulo equilatero de 23 cms aprox, Une los extremos con un pedazo de lamina que servira de acople, cuando ya tengas el triangulo dobla las puntas de este para formar las patas de la base.
Haz dos estructuras de estas.

Step 4: Sawdust Time.

Place the PVC Pipe in the center of the Can and start to fill with Sawdust the whole Can. Try to compact the sawdust while you are  filling the Can.Once was compact pull out the Pipe,Put some paper at the bottom of the can and Fire it.

Ubica en el Centro de la Lata el tubo de pVC o el tubo de silicona vacío, y comienza a llenar de aserrín el tarro, compactandolo a medida que se va llenando, cuando este lleno saca con cuidado el tubo.

Step 5: Another One Burns the Dust.

Place a sheet of paper inside the hole,Fire up another piece of Paper and fire in the Hole.!!!
at the beggining there will be a lot of smoke, but wait some minutes and there will be a nice fire that Least almost 4 Hours.
  • Dont kick the can or move it, cause the ashes will sofocate the fire.
  • If you want the Stove Mode, put ujust the Grill.
  • If you want the oven Mode then put the another paint Can over and the heat will act as an Oven.
  • The Sawdust must be dry.
  • If you want to put the stove in off ,then cover with a cardboard the downside Hole where the Air get in.
  • Dont touch the Can while are Fire, youll get Burn.
  • Place some Sand or stones down the vent hole.
Busca el sitio donde dejaras la estufa/Horno ,Coloca dentro de el hueco una hoja de papel y enciende otra, prende fuego y espera a que el aserrin empiece a arder, si tienes que repetir el proceso no te desesperes, es cuestion de pocos minutos.
  • Una vez prendido el aserrin no muevas o golpees la estufa / horno pues el aserrin puede caer y ahogar la llama.
  • Recuerda utilizar aserrin seco.
  • Si quiere la Modalidad de Estufa coloca solo la parrilla.
  • Si lo que quieres es hornear coloca el otro tarro encima y el calor se atrapara en su interior
  • Si quieres apagar la estufa / horno, simplemente cubre el agujero inferior con un carton o una piedra, lo mismo si quiere bajar la intensidad de el fuego.
  • No toques ni dejes que toquen la estufa, te quemaras.
  • Coloca debajo de la estufa / horno, la tapa de el tarro de pintura, o Arena o algunas piedras para que no haya riesgo de incendio.

Step 6: Eco Thoughts. Pensamientos Verdes

The main reason to Post this ible is to get to know another Good option for fuel or energy that remains in the sawdust that almost everyone throw away , hope you reserve a good amount of sawdust and use it as fuel.
Hope you like it, Rated and vote.

Son muchas las ventajas que esta técnica trae pero puedo decir que simplemente es una alternativa, económica facil, para cualquier individuo que quiera tomar conciencia de la importancia de llevar un bajo perfil en nuestras actividades , ya séa de la vida diaria o actividades de tiempo libre.
Recordemos que cuando vamos a acampar siempre vamos de Visita y cuando hay visita en tu casa esperas que dejen todo en su lugar y bien cuidado, procuremos estar en armonía con el entorno.

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    I mix a little used motor oil with my saw dust. Probably not the best for food but sure burns forever

    nice idea cool stove but i want a stove that burn wood you can find anywhere

    OK, the most clever part of this 'ible is how you form a permanent central chimney hole in the fuel. This idea could easily be carried over to small sticks, usually reserved for fire-starting, but with the removable tube and tamping them down... long-burning, easy-lighting fuel that's often more plentiful than bigger sticks (and certainly requires less work to break to size).


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    I think the most clever part its get to know that exist a lot of alternative Fuels instead of wood or Charcoal.Like Sawdust, Wood chips, Small sticks, Rice Hull, paper, cardboard I Mean Dry fiber.
    Hopefully soon I´ll submit the New"Foldable Sawdustoven"Pro" Series.
    Thnks for the comment and wish me luck.

    First; Congratulations on winning the prize and thank you for such a wonderful idea. I would love to see the New"Foldable Sawdustoven"Pro" Series stove. I think that I'm gonna build on of these for myself to help get rid of all the sawdust collecting in my shop (it may make a great fire pit for the fall if made larger) if the rain will ever stop.
    Keep up the good work and enjoy your prize.

    Felicitaciones, Mr.Sánchez, por el instructable y por el premio.

    (Congratulations, Mr.Sánchez, for the instructable and for the prize).

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    Gracias amigo Oswaldo.Lo he disfrutado muchisimo en actividades de camping alrededor de mi lindo país.

    Cuando yo era chico hice uno así siguiendo las instrucciones de una revista, y resultó muy efectivo. No era muy grande, usé una lata de 5 litros de aceite, y como chimenea hice el hueco con un palo de escoba. No usé virutas sino aserrín proveniente de la sierra de cinta, que es más finito. La estufita duró varias horas encendida, y produjo muy poco humo.

    make sure you only use sawdust and wood shavings from unprocessed solid wood. Whether its for burning or cooking, chemicals in the wood can be really terrible for you to inhale. Plywood, MDF, OSB... these are bad to burn, also anything that has paint or stain on it.

    Really cool instructable! I'll be giving it a try soon.

    This is a great low-tech solution for a camp stove. I wonder how melting some parafin wax into the sawdust might make it behave as far as being able to move it while it's loaded and giving it more weather resistance or run time goes.

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    I would treat the sawdust (this really isn't dust IMO--this is woodchips) as popcorn that you are trying to get just a little bit of butter on every single kernel.

    1. Get a super large bowl/container with a lid. 2x the size of your sawdust pile.
    2. melt some old candles (thrift stores are GREAT for this.) and keep it near by.
    3. Drizzle some of the wax onto the pile of sawdust, and then cover and shake!

    You can't use a solid puck of fuel, but you want the wax there to slow down the burn time. So it's got to be evenly spread out over all the fuel. It will also stay in a much tighter pack and burn longer.

    I just may in fact :P photograph some shots of my attempt at a fuel puck. Maybe throw together some ibles. I've done several projects lately and have been photodocumenting an aweful lot of the processes but have been too lazy to upload the work..

    Ok I didnt photograph or document this but I did try this and it worked Phenomenally! I went dumpster diving at my local wood specialty shop's dust collector bin for some shovels full of wood chips its the fanciest wood chips I've ever seen with wood colours that you'd never expect...

    Stuff burned like mad for easily 10 minutes after being light and started the fire efficiently every time.

    Although I didnt make a sawdust oven, what i did do was made little packets of lose shavings that were lightly coated in a double boiler with parrafin wax.

    If i find some candles that deserve to be melted into something maybe I'll get around to posting an ible.

    Instead of paint cans, is it possible to use those large, #10 cans like they use in foodservice? They seem like they might be strong enough -- do you think they are?