ok here is a close up of the wally world stainless pot wood burner. this is a fairly easey project with minimal tools required."rivvet gun.drill,rotary tool,overall cost roughly $20.00 for the pot set,came in a box of three so you could make two aditional stoves out of the remaining pots,roughly @10.00 for other hardware to assemble the thing.you should buy the componets needed such as hinges and rivvets in stainlesssteel, i did not but some parts show corossion but the stove still functions flawlessly!!here is a close up of the front of the stove.
i started working on the pot lid by drilling holes for the cap screws or i think thats what they are called,these are for the threadall rod screws in to to hold the lid on tight to the stove body.
if you look close enough on the right and left side of the door you can see the cap screws in place. i tried to keep them high enough to not interfear with the loading of wood into the stove.
this next shot shows how the threadall rod runs through the stove body towards the back of the stove.
next youll want to drill out the back of the stove for the rod to exit out of. again i should have used stainless steel wing nut and washer but i didnt, then you can trim off the extra remaining rod after you put on the nuts and tighten down for a snug fit.
next i worked on cutting out the front door. iused a dremmel tool to cut out the front door,the cut was not verry straight pretty rough,but didnt hurt overall performance cause this is not an air tight stove.
next came the hinges,once again use stainless steel hinges i did not but wished i would have just for the cosmetic looks of things and overall corossion proofness of stainless. youll need to rivvet thes in place with a rivvet gun, get stainless rivvets. i used plain ol cheap rivvets and they work but i need to replace them every so often cause the tend to wear out with the high heat these little stoves crank out.
next i cut out air intake vents,i cut the hole out and used galvanized pieces rivveted over the holes to make the intake adjustable. i found that by keeping the vents low in the stove helped with bringing air in over the wood to keep every thing burning hot completly to ash!
i then cut out the top hole for the collar to fit in. this was a "PITA" i used a dremmel but a hole saw would prollay work better. the hole is not perfectly round but big enough to fit the collar into i dosent have to be perfectly cut it can have gaps in it and ill show you why on the next picture.
i used a 90% elbow that is flanged, once fitted into the hole you spread the flanges apart and it pretty much seals up the un even hole opening.
this is basicaly a "3 galvanized elbo from homedepot for like $3.00
for the legs i used book shelf L brackets.there may be other options for this method but it was cheap and worked for me just simply place where you want them and drill holes for the rivvets and atach to stove.
now some have asked how can you cook on a round stove?? well i simply took a piece of an old bbq grill and cut down to make a warming rack out of it. when not in use it fits inside the stove. notice the two sticks holding it up in fron and the rack hanging out in front of the stove. i use this position for warming things up with out getting to hot. i warmed up the plastic dintymoor beef stew with out melting the plastic container it was in. if i wanted more heat i would slide the rack back further over the stove and put a couple more sticks in the baclk corner to stabilize the rack. in this position you can boil water,melt snow,what ever you want to do that needs more heat!
so there you have it! my take on a cheap easily built stove with simple tools and a little timeyou will need to figure in some way for a spark arrestor which i have not done yet. leave the handles on the stove for a way to lash the stove to your pack or what ever. and you can utilize the inside of stove for storage with some stuff bags just put stuff in bags you dont want dirty and close the door!