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by shingaling
Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Stainless stove problem
Replies: 26
Views: 12448

Re: Stainless stove problem

I've experimented with side burner stoves of different diameter. Some work, some don't. You'll learn a lot the more you fiddle with it, so make as many as you can, and vary the placement of the holes, the diameter and number of the jets, etc. The best ones I've got, though, are made according to the...
by shingaling
Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: coil jet alcohol stoves
Replies: 12
Views: 5942

Re: coil jet alcohol stoves

by shingaling
Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: DIY Odds and Ends
Topic: Leather Work - First Attempt
Replies: 8
Views: 9718

Re: Leather Work - First Attempt

Do you worry about your cell screen getting scratches by the inside rivets? Yes, the eyelets did make scratches. Luckily, I have a protective 'shell' by Otter box that snaps onto the phone, and a plastic sheet guard on the screen. After a week or so I noticed the scratches on the shell, so I took m...
by shingaling
Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: DIY Odds and Ends
Topic: Leather Work - First Attempt
Replies: 8
Views: 9718

Re: Leather Work - First Attempt

Leather Work - Some lessons learned There are pros and cons when reusing leather bags. Probably the biggest is that you don't know the true condition of the leather. In one case, a piece taken from a good looking purse got extremely brittle when I attempted to wet form it around something. Part of i...
by shingaling
Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:37 am
Forum: DIY Odds and Ends
Topic: Leather Work - First Attempt
Replies: 8
Views: 9718

Re: Leather Work - First Attempt

Leather Work - Part 3 Again, I was just playing around, trying to use up my purse parts. This time I was going for a little pouch which would carry a knife and a typical "Altoids tin" survival kit. There is a belt loop on the back, and it also hangs nicely from a neck lanyard. Overall, this thing is...
by shingaling
Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: DIY Odds and Ends
Topic: Leather Work - First Attempt
Replies: 8
Views: 9718

Re: Leather Work - First Attempt

Leather Work - Part 2 I like sheaths, and I like bushcraft sheaths that have a firesteel and maybe a few little pockets for sharpening stones, etc. However, if I'm hiking in the local suburban conservation area (which is kind of crowded), I don't like broadcasting the fact that I have a sheath knife...
by shingaling
Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:53 am
Forum: DIY Odds and Ends
Topic: Leather Work - First Attempt
Replies: 8
Views: 9718

Leather Work - First Attempt

IMG_3862.JPG IMG_3865.JPG I've always had it in mind to try some leather work - to make a sheath or a possibles bag - so back when I was at the thrift store I started buying up handcrafted leather purses hoping I'd reuse them someday. Earlier in the summer we got new cell phones. The new model is p...
by shingaling
Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: 6 Gram alcohol stove in the works
Replies: 19
Views: 8794

Re: 6 Gram alcohol stove in the works

This looks like the one:
viewtopic.php?f=45&t=3186&hilit=hair+crimper
Paper crimpers...hair crimpers...fish scalers...thought it was something like that.
by shingaling
Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: 6 Gram alcohol stove in the works
Replies: 19
Views: 8794

Re: 6 Gram alcohol stove in the works

Nice setup!
Isn't there an old thread somewhere that discusses different methods of putting ridges in aluminum? Is there a commonly available 'tool' that can be used to do it?
by shingaling
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: DIY Odds and Ends
Topic: stove making for caldera clone
Replies: 23
Views: 12541

Re: stove making for caldera clone

I think that aluminum transfers the heat a little quicker. I pick aluminum, though, for the weight. If I'm just day hiking, I don't want to lug anything heavy. If car camping, I bring out the stainless - especially if I'm using the pots over wood stoves or campfires. Jason Klass did a couple of vide...