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Locking Lid for Kmart Grease Pot

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:14 pm
by zelph
Those of you that are considering using a Kmart Grease Pot as your cooking pot may want to add this lid locking feature. A twist of the lid will secure it in place to allow for lifting the hot pot off the stove. This locking lid should be of great help to those considering the use of the cone pot support for the grease pot. It would make it easy to lift the pot off the cone.

I used a Dremel rotory hand tool with abrasive cutoff wheel to cut the slots in the lid.

I used two aluminum binding post ends that are threaded on the inside.

I used 1/8 aluminum pop rivets to secure the posts to the pot. The expanding rivet gets driven into the threads of the post for secure attachment.

I used a small file to do some finishing touches to square things off a little.

Some of you may consider giving away your titanium pots so you can start from scratch just to have this type of setup for lifting your pot :D

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Re: Locking Lid for Kmart Grease Pot

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:09 pm
by Ridgerunner
Very nice, Zelph I might have to give that one a try. ;)

Re: Locking Lid for Kmart Grease Pot

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:21 am
by zelph
Ridgerunner wrote:Very nice, Zelph I might have to give that one a try. ;)
If I were to do it again I would use a smaller diameter screw. Maybe a 10/32. I believe I used a 1/4-20.

Maybe use a dental rasp in the dremel instead of an abrasive disc. 6 of one half dozen of the other :D

Re: Locking Lid for Kmart Grease Pot

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:50 am
by oops56
zelph wrote:
Ridgerunner wrote:Very nice, Zelph I might have to give that one a try. ;)
If I were to do it again I would use a smaller diameter screw. Maybe a 10/32. I believe I used a 1/4-20.

Maybe use a dental rasp in the dremel instead of an abrasive disc. 6 of one half dozen of the other :D
Yep that's how us alcohol stove guys work the :idea: comes in slow

Re: Locking Lid for Kmart Grease Pot

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:40 am
by Ridgerunner
If I were to do it again I would use a smaller diameter screw. Maybe a 10/32. I believe I used a 1/4-20.

Maybe use a dental rasp in the dremel instead of an abrasive disc. 6 of one half dozen of the other
I'm guessing the reasoning would be to make your cut channel smaller thus leaving more material on the "tongue" that will take the stress of the weight when lifting the pot , making it more structurally sound ?

Stout :D it'll make it more stout. My photos are of the first one after I had the idea.

My mother-in-law passed away on Christmas eve and not able to get to trying out some ideas and doing followups on my backburner projects. Life has a habit of slowing us down sometime :)