Vader Gas Bottle Log Burner

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About: Since the dawn of Lego I've been into making stuff... I'm currently a technology teacher at a secondary school tasked with inspiring the next generation of designers.

Intro: Vader Gas Bottle Log Burner

Vader log burner

Step 1: Find Some Bottle

Locate an empty bottle. Carefully remove the tap. Fill with water to displace any left over gas.

Please note:

Tampering with LPG cylinders or converting them to any other use as shown here is highly dangerous and can result in serious injury or death. It is also unlawful and could result in companies taking legal action or, if appropriate, criminal prosecution. Branded cylinders are and always remain the property of the company. I now import empty cylinders from China which are branded with my company logo and have never been filled with LPG.

Step 2: Magic Marker

Scribble on your design

Step 3: Any Old Iron

Find your scrap bits to use for the detailing...zip work in a school and we have loads of bits that are no longer any use for projects.

Step 4: Mock It Up

I like to use making tape to hold my bits on place.
I marked out where the hinge would go, drilled and tapped with a 4mm tap and attached the hinge using 4x10mm machine screws. I find it easier drilling and tapping and attaching the hinge while the bottle is still intact.
All the holes and details in the bottle we're made using a 4" angle grinder with cutting discs and a 10mm drill bit.
I drilled several holes around the bottom of the bottle so air will circulate and help the fire to burn.

Step 5: Grind and Weld

I've been told there are two types of welders...ones that are good at welding and ones that are good at grinding...I'm a grinder...

Step 6: Paint

I gave my Vader 2 coats of ultra high temp black spray paint which finished it off a treat.

5 People Made This Project!

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72 Discussions

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LarryW49doddieszoomer

Reply 2 years ago

How much to make me one and where you located? I am in Atlanta Ga if you want you can email me at. weslow1@yahoo.com

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JackieP34

2 years ago

Can you please let me know how much a vader one is please

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doddieszoomer

2 years ago

Dear CalorGasOfficial

I am not willing to remove my 'Instructable' as requested however I have added the paragraph below which has been edited to remove any company affiliation.

'Please note:

Tampering with LPG cylinders or converting them to any other use as shown here is highly dangerous and can result in serious injury or death. It is also unlawful and could result in companies taking legal action or, if appropriate, criminal prosecution. Branded cylinders are and always remain the property of the company. I now import empty cylinders from China which are branded with my company logo and have never been filled with LPG.'

You should be aware that your company has already reported me to South Yorkshire Police who I fully cooperated with and was cleared of any wrong doing.
I also obtained my own legal advice regarding the matter. As I have removed all images showing any branded bottles you have no rights to ask me to remove my images or videos as you do not own the rights to all LPG cylinders.

I wrote a letter to your company explaining that any further attempt to contact me about such matters would be classed has harassment under the Protection and Harassment Act 1997.

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cag13x

2 years ago

What size of gas bottle are you using?

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menz414

2 years ago

Awesome idea, guess I now have a use for that old gas
bottle. Now I know what I am doing over Christmas!

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doddieszoomer

2 years ago

For more information on pricing shipping and having your own burner made go to my page at www.facebook.com/BurnedbyDesign

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TeriW1

3 years ago on Introduction

Hi Doddiezoomer! How can I order one of these for christmas? :)

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buck2217

3 years ago on Introduction

Did you have to "force" any part of this? (ok it was funnier in my head -- never mind!!

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RachelP5

3 years ago on Introduction

Oh... My gods... I need one of these for my garden. Please tell me these are still being made somewhere. (I can't make anymore. Stupid nerves.)

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MariaE3

3 years ago

How much do u change for this darth Vader ...i love him and I would love to have him on my patio.

Hi Anne,

Thanks for your interest. I currently have two orders placed to ship to the USA. The shipping alone has been between £108 - £118 plus the cost of the burner.

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I have to say these are just amazing. I can build all kinds of things if I put my mind to it, but I have never done metal. I may have to after seeing this. My husband and son would go nuts. And for all the wackjobs who don't think wood burning is good for the environment should probably go back to class, or maybe just watch The Lion King until they get it ;). Supurb work man, I'll be sharing this!

Great Idea dude. Don't let the tree-hugging, bad-science-believing ::cough::AL GORE cough:: internet trolls stomp on your stones. Nothing Man has done has been as detrimental to this planet more than - THIS PLANET.

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AlanS1

4 years ago on Introduction

There are no emission reduction features so the smoke and fumes will pose a threat to neighbors. Hopefully more municipalities will join Montreal and Hampstead (Canada) with measures to eliminate wood burning by 2020.