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Total BRAINS! A great well done well designed project. I ran across your YouTube video while messing with my current char cloth project. I am so glad I watched the video ( nice puppy!) then found you had done an Instructable on it. Thank you for all the time it took you to do both. I've seen and made other "penny" alcohol stoves before and was underwhelmed. But I really like your design. Brilliant total setup. So now you've distracted me from charring (even more) rope and large bundles of various cloth materials, I just have to make one of these. "To the project bin!!!" ( my wife hates my project bin(s). "Why do you have all these cans?" Well, this is why, but she still won't understand. ). A great way to spend Easter 2018!
re: I'd love to see the finished product. No, you probably wouldn't. Yours is pretty. mine will not be.Yours shows craftsmanship and detail. I don't have a single artistic gene in my body. My hand drawn smiley faces have brought threats of restraining orders ( they do look creepy). I am SO jealousy of your striker assembly. That is just beautiful work. I've got High Order Problem Solving Skills, my strange projects and fixes almost always work, but never with elegance. An expert at Field Expedience. Think baling wire and duct tape. Both of which I actually have and keep handy. That and an unusual amount of cordage.
For everyone looking for the proper wick for these lighters, I got mine (from Spain) on eBay from the link below. The only place I could find it. Almost $1 a foot, but $15 gets you 5 meters. Takes a short time to get to the U.S. but it's the real deal. http://www.ebay.com/itm/COTTON-ROPE-FOR-TRENCH-LIG...And great job on the instructable lonesoulsurfer!!! I'm in the process of making a few of these myself, but I'm cheating a lot more than you did. I have an excess of Zippo lighters ( darned eBay bulk lots!) so I'm cannibalizing the striker assembly tube, striker, and all plus most of the lighter insert. So I'm basically cutting a Zippo in half and soldering a tube in front of the striker. Yours is a much more Made project and has been of great help to me. Thank you!
Thank You! A very detailed and explained and well done Instructable! Not to mention the kitchen chemistry of the Oogoo itself. Seriously. I rarely take time to comment, but "Good Work!".