Bud bottle size different?

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Bud bottle size different?

Postby KLC » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:59 pm

This may have been covered before but I haven't found it on the forum. I made a handful of stoves a while back and gave them away as gifts. Using a saw at home and a friend with a press made it possible. I even had a die made.
Interest from fellow hikers at my new job has me trying to make them again. Seems that since Budweiser went to the twist off cap the dimensions have changed and the bottle is wider and the metal is thinner.
I've had issues getting the bottle into the die and the edges aren't rolling as they did previously.
Any tips or ideas on what I might be missing?

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Re: Bud bottle size different?

Postby zelph » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:04 pm

You need the thicker aluminum bottles. The alloy is softer than the new bottles. I have not tried the thin stuff.
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: Bud bottle size different?

Postby KLC » Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:08 am

Zelph, where do you get the thicker bottles? Anything I should be looking for?

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Re: Bud bottle size different?

Postby zelph » Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:43 am

KLC wrote:Zelph, where do you get the thicker bottles? Anything I should be looking for?


I stopped looking long ago. The only place they can found is on ebay for a premium price. Search for older mountain dew bottles also.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/12-Mountain-Dew ... SwhkRWfsmH
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Re: Bud bottle size different?

Postby KLC » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:23 am

Thanks for the reply Zelph. I'll keep working at it.

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Re: Bud bottle size different?

Postby KLC » Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:04 pm

The edges didn't roll as nice but here is a link
http://postimg.org/image/qluwfw43n/

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Re: Bud bottle size different?

Postby zelph » Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:33 pm

Nice photo.....did any cracks occur in the roll over?
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Re: Bud bottle size different?

Postby KLC » Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:15 pm

2 piece stoves as my die doesn't allow for the smooth long roll over. No cracks in 10 bottles/stoves.

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Re: Bud bottle size different?

Postby KLC » Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:25 pm


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Re: Bud bottle size different?

Postby zelph » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:58 pm

You're doing great :D What's next?

I'll have to give it a try with my tools and see what I can come up with :D
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