Intro: Stay Warm With an Alcohol Stove!
One of the coldest things on your body during the winter is no doubt, your hands. So what do you do? You go inside and drink some hot chocolate by the fireplace! But, what of there is no fireplace, you're out camping or maybe just too lazy to go inside? For that reason, it is my greatest pleasure to introduce to you, the mini alcohol stove fireplace thingy that's super warm! Ehh, that doesn't work too well, let's just call it The Warminator!
This uses fire, and fire is dangerous so don't put you hands too close. Also, try not to cut yourself on the aluminum. Play safe, kids. I am not responsible for anything.
Step 1: Tools & Materials
First off, this project is going to be hard, so relax a bit have a green tea or two. (No, seriously you need it for the stove, preferably a tall one)
Screw Driver (Phillips)
Two Tall Aluminum Cans
Step 2: Prepare the Cans
First, you need to fill the cans up with water, and then put them in the freezer. After about a day it will be frozen enough to cut easily. If this is done correct, due to water expansion there should be a vertical cut along the sides of the cans. Afterwards, take measurements of the pieces for further reference.
Step 3: Cutting the Can
Next, we need to cut the can. First we need to cut the bottom off on the two cans, on should be about 2 cm and the next 2.5 cm. Then make little notches a the top of the cut so we can tear the rest of the can into two about 7 x 21 cm strips. Afterwards you can either shake out the ice or wait for it to melt.
Step 4: Assembling the Actual Stove
Now, take the two bottom parts, and crimp the edges on one, on the same on hammer the screw driver in to make the holes the flame will go through. the "holey" one should fit easily into the other one. This is the main stove, where the fire will come from.
Step 5: Air Tunnel
This next part we're going to be making is the air tunnel, this part helps by sending more air into the fire and making the fire larger, warmer and brighter. Instead of making this all confusing, just follow the steps on the pictures.
Step 6: Assembling and Lighting the Stove
First, you need to insert the air tunnel into the bottom part with the holes like we had it when we measured it, then put it onto the bottom part without the holes.
In the bottom, hole-less dish, soak a cotton ball in alcohol (I used rubbing alcohol) and then light it, then put the top part on.
Step 7: Now What?
Now, just have some fun with the warminator!
Here are a couple of suggestions i made up:
warm your hands
roast chestnuts over the open fire
And don't forget... Stay Warm!