urotu wrote:I know this is a long dead thread, but after trying the link, and searching here I couldn't find more info on building one.
I was hoping you might have more info on building the burner itself, what a great idea. Also, what did you use for the windscreen?
I did find a Wiki page, but nothing great on building, besides, I was hoping you had moer on that simmer ring.
I know, I'm a noob, and my search fu is weak, but WW, you have some seriously rockin' threads.
Just a suggestion, If You move the jet holes down to the side of the burner You will not need a seperate potstand. The stove will "prime out" a little faster too The stove will then be an "Open top side burning" stove.
A 1/16" drill bit will make a neater job on making the burner jet holes,
than push pins will.
Avoid Store Brand soda cans and use Coke or Pepsi cans.
Store Brand sodas use crappy Aluminum that won't last long.
Always use 2 of the same type can to make a stove.
The inner wall will fit beter.
If You want to save a little work, cut the inner wall from a V8,
or Red Bull Energy Drink Can, as a complete cylinder, instead of
having to form a cylinder from the piece of aluminum can later.
You will get a better seal on the inner wall this way also.
If You put a ring of small crimps around the top edge (not too deep, about 1/8"), of which ever stove half You plan to insert inside the other half,
You will save Yourself a lot of grief.when You join the 2 stove halfs. Needle Nose pliers and Your thunbs are the best tools for this.
Remember to get a good seal on the top part of the inner wall, by pushing
in on the top of the inside edge of the bottom You cut out of the burner.
A Stanley nail set is an exellent tool for this, because of the taper on the
shaft. Here's a pic:
http://www.stanleytools.com/default.asp ... d+Nail+Set
If You want to see a cool video, go to this page and download a video called MiniBullIn3. The style of stove he makes in the video, is a little
out of date, but You'll get some good ideas:
One more thing, Use good alcohol. Methanol will work best in the type
of stove You are building. Buy Methanol as "Heet" Gas Line Anti-Freeze
in a Yellow Bottle. Don't get the Red Bottle, it's Isopropyl Alcohol.
If You Buff the paint off of Your stove, It'll look better, but You will
really weaken the stove by removing a lot of the already thin can.