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Re: Need a diy stove an 11yr old could make

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:45 pm
by ConnieD
The Nimblewell Nomad is a simple wood stove, however it involves cutting metal.

Perhaps a simplified design of that stove?

Re: Need a diy stove an 11yr old could make

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:50 pm
by sudden
It may not be possible.

The can opener idea would have been easy for them but I have to worry about the sharp edges it would make.

This idea is harder than it looked at first :)

Thanks for all the ideas. I'm putting this on a back burner for now

Re: Need a diy stove an 11yr old could make

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:34 pm
by JollyRogers
I would suggest a wood burner made from a large chili bean/tomato can. Cut the lid and the bottom off with a side/safety cutter and punch the air holes with a craft paper punch. If you get the longer ones they give you quite a bit of leverage when squeezing/punching holes.

Make 1 vertical cut down from the top of the can about 1/3 to 1/2 way down. Punch a hole at the bottom of the cut to eliminate the sharp edge. Roll each side of the cut inward (into the can) at a 45 degree angle with needle nose pliers. Then crimp the rolled metal flat. This will make a 'V' shaped fuel hole with no sharp edges.

Place your cook pot over the can. If the cook pot/cup is too small, punch some holes around the rim so that you can slide 2 tent stakes through the can to make a pot support.

Re: Need a diy stove an 11yr old could make

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:55 am
by ConnieD
I found a "long throat hobby punch" at a craft store: it is a hand held paper punch.

It is easy to use and there are different hole sizes available.

It was inexpensive.