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Re: Nov. stove

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:53 am
by zelph
oops56 wrote:now this is a real hobo wood stove 4 nails for pot stand two holes about 1-1/4 meet at the cross roads a little alcohol to get it started. I have used this 12 or so times not burnt out yet. But the flames are getting wider almost time for a new one. got 2 more for here but later

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How much alcohol to get it started?

What's the purpose of the holes at the crossroads?

will it work without the crossroads holes?

Is it multi function? Can you tenderize steaks on it's side surface? Can small pieces be whittled off to be used as fire starters when your bic runs out of fuel or it falls apart? Can you throw it at a yelpping coyote in the middle of the night? :mrgreen:

Re: Nov. stove

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:53 pm
by oops56
zelph wrote:
oops56 wrote:now this is a real hobo wood stove 4 nails for pot stand two holes about 1-1/4 meet at the cross roads a little alcohol to get it started. I have used this 12 or so times not burnt out yet. But the flames are getting wider almost time for a new one. got 2 more for here but later

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How much alcohol to get it started?

What's the purpose of the holes at the crossroads?

will it work without the crossroads holes?

Is it multi function? Can you tenderize steaks on it's side surface? Can small pieces be whittled off to be used as fire starters when your bic runs out of fuel or it falls apart? Can you throw it at a yelpping coyote in the middle of the night? :mrgreen:
The hole is like a L air in at bottom the other is the chimney where the fire comes out
Just pour some alcohol less the a 1/2 oz. it fire up this is a piece of hard maple. It got to have both holes to get a up draft.I cant afford steaks.Throw at sunks only

Re: Nov. stove

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:55 pm
by zelph
This is really a "Classic" stove design. Nice job Oops.

I had to make one. The Stovie that I am had to have a Classic in my collection. :D

In the process of making one I had to modify it a tad. Had to use screws to make the potstand adjustable and had to put some fiberglass wick in there also to control the burn rate of the alcohol :D

The photos and video are of the first burn test without a pot.

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Re: Nov. stove

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:25 pm
by oops56
On mine the wood is what burns the alcohol is just to get started. Your intake needs to be bigger.

Re: Nov. stove

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:29 pm
by zelph
oops56 wrote:On mine the wood is what burns the alcohol is just to get started. Your intake needs to be bigger.
Good idea, then I'll be able to melt iron :lol: Make it into a blast furnace, bigger is better argh arghhhh!!!! Never deprive your stove of oxygen :D

Re: Nov. stove

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:13 am
by bmike
zelph wrote:This is really a "Classic" stove design. Nice job Oops.

I had to make one. The Stovie that I am had to have a Classic in my collection. :D

In the process of making one I had to modify it a tad. Had to use screws to make the potstand adjustable and had to put some fiberglass wick in there also to control the burn rate of the alcohol :D

The photos and video are of the first burn test without a pot.

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is that pressure treated?
don't burn that stuff where you breathe! nasty for sure.

cool stove ooops!
i like it.
i'm a timber framer - so wood is good.

Re: Nov. stove

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:53 am
by zelph
Good eyes, yes it's treated. It's for show only. It was a quick see how to do and make some fire. I have some 4x4 stock somewhere that is total fatwood. I've used it for firestarters, amazing how it burns. It would make a great one of these hobo stoves that oops has designed.