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re: backfiring
A bit hard to say without seeing the stove design in question, but in chimney-style stoves, I've found that it's due to inadequate airflow through the burner, so the flame front moves back ...

In Make Your Own Gear » backfiring alchy stove
February 14, 5:50am

scissors are okay
Like others, I've just used a pair of decent kitchen scissors (Fiskars, because I have them) to cut aluminium and titanium foils for making windshields. For cutting cans to make burners, I g...

In Make Your Own Gear » Teach me about tin snips
February 13, 10:26am

continuing the paper theme...
... I can offer a paper tent ...but apparently not by inserting an image. Here's a link instead ...struggles further

In Make Your Own Gear » Paper Bag Prototyping
February 10, 8:41am

re: smelling chemicals
> I cook in a well ventillated area, but every now and then I get a whiff, you know what I mean, that wiff that smells like chemicals. An alcohol burner should burn pretty cleanly, resulting ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Gassifier stove / hot water heater
February 08, 11:16am

a variable primary/secondary air test bed...
> I wish there was a simple way to block those holes during operation I pondered making a stove with isolated primary and secondary feeds, and using rings of holes with mating, adjustable baf...

In Make Your Own Gear » Functional Secondary Air System
January 26, 12:39pm

scaling wood stoves
I'm guessing this is the thread Dan's referring to. One thing I noticed there was the 55k BTU/hr output of the Mega Stove being discussed. Likewise the 17k, 20k to 30k BTU/hr mentioned ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Functional Secondary Air System
January 26, 12:32pm

re: You're nuts!
Quite possibly... but I guess we use the tools we're familiar with. AWK is a compile-free language that can do most things, and is great for parsing text files (e.g. body dimension files). ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Where do you design at?
January 26, 12:05pm

re: Where do you design at?
Pencil & paper for doodling ideas. Paper, cardboard, sellotape, string, etc. for building models of ideas. Excel, AWK, PostScript and SketchUp for converting scribbles into prettier pictu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Where do you design at?
January 26, 6:09am

free ones...
Some examples of these pouches for drinks/food use were posted on the OM Meths Burner Q&A thread. I'd collected a few, but they felt just a bit too vulnerable for my liking, and the narr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hi, cool fuel container
January 24, 11:15am

it's a tin can
As others have suggested, I think it's a 'tin can'; a steel can, electroplated with tin, hence the weight. It's a modern tin can, though, using a butt-welded joint, rather than the...

In Make Your Own Gear » 1 L Paulener October Wiesn beer can as a pot?
January 24, 11:11am

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