"Ridgeline" lightweight pot series

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Re: "Ridgeline" lightweight pot series

Post by jbutzi » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:49 pm

Boy, that looks great! I am impressed. Will you sell them complete with lids and bands etc?

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Re: "Ridgeline" lightweight pot series

Post by zelph » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:48 pm

jbutzi wrote:Boy, that looks great! I am impressed. Will you sell them complete with lids and bands etc?

Only with lid and a FREE Ridgeline 1 cup capacity generic can. FREE......... I like free :D

Here is a link to the store and I only have six in stock.

http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/foster-flat-bottom-can.php
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Re: "Ridgeline" lightweight pot series

Post by zelph » Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:09 pm

Well that opened up a can of worms :lol:

Now I've gotten emails wanting to know when I'll make the 2 cup capacity with the flat bottom.

I have to finish up 5 dozen GoTo stoves and then I'll be able to tool up for the 2 cup flat bot can. Next week I'll have some in the store. ;)
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Re: "Ridgeline" lightweight pot series

Post by zelph » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:17 pm

I made 5 flat bottom 2 cup capacity cans. Weight of 1 can without lid is .9 tenths of an ounce or 27 grams.

I'll list them in the store on Monday.

This is what they look like:
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Re: "Ridgeline" lightweight pot series

Post by Ridgerunner » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:01 am

[quote="zelph"]Well that opened up a can of worms :lol:

Now I've gotten emails wanting to know when I'll make the 2 cup capacity with the flat bottom.

I have to finish up 5 dozen GoTo stoves and then I'll be able to tool up for the 2 cup flat bot can. Next week I'll have some in the store. ;)[/quote

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Re: "Ridgeline" lightweight pot series

Post by Abela » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:07 pm

zelph wrote:I made 5 flat bottom 2 cup capacity cans. Weight of 1 can without lid is .9 tenths of an ounce or 27 grams. I'll list them in the store on Monday.
Awesome to hear!! Exactly what I have been looking for.

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Re: "Ridgeline" lightweight pot series

Post by zelph » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:52 pm

Abela wrote:
zelph wrote:I made 5 flat bottom 2 cup capacity cans. Weight of 1 can without lid is .9 tenths of an ounce or 27 grams. I'll list them in the store on Monday.
Awesome to hear!! Exactly what I have been looking for.

Thank you Abela. It's interesting how we can go from point "a" to point "b" and pick up some ideas from other projects and apply them as we go along. I was talking with my son today about the history of the Foster cans and the Heineken cans. The Foster can has the same liquid capacity as the Heineken but yet was looked "down upon" because it was fragile. It didn't have the "lines" or lets's call them "Ridges" that gave the Heineken strength. I saw the heineken cans being sold on forums as a "priemium" item. I felt a little saddened that a favorite backpack kitchen item was coming to an end. So I started giving it some thought on how to make the Foster's can more acceptable. After some researching I was able to adapt a process used by sheet metal workers to the wall of the can. The process proved to be a sucess. My knowledge of other processes led to the strengthening of the top of the can after it was cut down to a 2 cup capacity. That process was a sucess also. That same process could also be applied to adding a flat bottom. I used that process to attach a flat bottom to the energy drink can and the "Green Machine" came into being. As the process was perfected and could be used repeatedly with leak proof success, I applied it to the Foster's can.

The aluminum alloy used in the can manufacturing process lends itself to a favorable use as very light weight a kitchen item. The surfaces will remain nice looking after years of use. The aluminum used in the Amusa brand containers is of a type that will lose it's attractiveness within a short time. The surface is not sealed at all. It is very pourous and stains easily. The K-Mart grease pot is a better choice than the Imusa because of it's exterior coating to protect it.

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Re: "Ridgeline" lightweight pot series

Post by zelph » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:08 am

I now have the Flat Bottom 2 cup listed in the store.

Also a 1 cup Generic Ridgeline cup will be included FREE with purchase.

http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/foster-2-c ... bottom.php

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Re: "Ridgeline" lightweight pot series

Post by zelph » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:55 pm

I sold all the 2 cup flat bottoms in short order. Thank you everyone :)

It will be a few days before I have more. I'm waiting on an order of Foster's to come in. It will take me a long time to consume 6 cases(72 cans) :P

The good news is I'll have my tooling ready and waiting :D

Advance this video ahead to where the pot is being covered with creosote. 95% of the stove gets coated with a glossy substance that is hard when cooled. very little soot remains on the pot. soot, the kind that gets on your hands, very little of it came from this test burn. Less soot makes for an enjoyable wood fire.

Verticle stack and top light your batches of wood. You'll be glad you did ;)

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Re: "Ridgeline" lightweight pot series

Post by zelph » Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:57 pm

A little bit of feedback posted on BPL on the use of the 1 cup can as a coffee mug. Note the container used for storing it.

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin ... d_id=62701
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