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rolled lip?
Dan, are your short cups made using a rolled lip? They look really nice. I've tried turning a lip by hand in the past, but it didn't go very well; lots of fine cracks, and very difficul...

In Make Your Own Gear » Foster Cans With Ridges
October 31, 1:14pm

re: grain alignment
> Hi Kevin, I do belive the "grain direction" of the Fosters is in the radial direction. I found quite a nice powerpoint presentation by Alcan a couple of years ago, which has some ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Foster Cans With Ridges
October 20, 11:54am

re: Best material for pot/ziplock bag cozy?
Reflectix equivalent in the UK is Thermawrap, available in big rolls from B&Q. BobC at backpackinglight.co.uk used to sell smaller pieces of this. Alternatives: closed-cell foam 'campin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best material for pot/ziplock bag cozy?
October 18, 12:05pm

crude vertical ridges
After I first saw this thread, I went home, picked up an empty can with the cap removed, picked up a flat-bit wood drill that has a 1/4" shaft that has a nice, smooth end to it, put the can on...

In Make Your Own Gear » Foster Cans With Ridges
October 18, 12:00pm

re: stove - d'oh!
> Actually, my "two burners" are actually my one stove taken apart d'oh! I've made similar setups, so should have recognised it... > My system did burn hotter (appare...

In Make Your Own Gear » Kmart Grease Pot tips and mods?
October 10, 10:56am

re: 'burping'
> Another thing I noticed: the stove was periodically "burping" I've seen this with a number of different alcohol stove designs. My suspicion is that it's 'bumping'...

In Make Your Own Gear » Kmart Grease Pot tips and mods?
October 07, 7:58am

re: discoloured/charred lacquer
The aluminium flashing usually has a lacquer coating, and it's this that discolours. I've seen it on quite a few clones made by US-based users of my clone template design script. It may ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Kmart Grease Pot tips and mods?
October 06, 11:53am

EPE foam
When packing an axe in my luggage to travel, I use chunks of expanded polythene foam for both spike and head. I've carved a custom-fitted slot for the head, and simply cut out a recess for the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Suggestions for ice axe protector?
October 04, 11:37am

windshield to fit in pot
> The big problem with cones / windshields of this size is: how do you pack them? The 'flissure' setting on my clone generator script will create a two-part, horizontally split cone t...

In Make Your Own Gear » R-Caffin / H-Jim style can-top stove windscreen: why not make it support pot (rather than stove)
September 23, 9:20am

a caldera cone with gas adaptor...
This is essentially a Caldera Cone using a 'gas adaptor' (Alan's clearly used my clone script to create the support). Stirring is therefore no more of an issue than it is with a Calder...

In Make Your Own Gear » R-Caffin / H-Jim style can-top stove windscreen: why not make it support pot (rather than stove)
September 19, 11:57am

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