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cutting out the cap
> You should cut the top completely off. I use a technique I found whilst experimenting with MYOG insulated cups. I take a pair of scribing dividers, and set a small gap (about 3mm)*. I t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bottle cap stove
September 18, 10:12am

an absorptive and conductive tray may be useful...
> Thermal mass and thermal conductivity have little to nothing to do with it. I'm aware that the thing relies on reflecting heat, but I suspected Gary was referring to the tray. You want...

In Make Your Own Gear » Reflector Oven... Pizza and Muffins anyone?
September 18, 9:54am

I like it
Nice work, Dan. > It's probably more efficient than aluminum, since titanium should hold the heat better Gary, I'm not sure I follow you. The heat capacity of Ti is 0.52J/gK, and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Reflector Oven... Pizza and Muffins anyone?
September 17, 12:16pm

use of wicking material
> but stuffing them with a little wicking material makes them much safer because they don't spill when tipped. Agreed. > The wick also significantly increases heat output. Also t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bottle cap stove
September 11, 8:00am

success
I knocked up a pan support last night, from a gash 500ml can lying around, and used the remainder of the can as a pot for test purposes. Worked fine, except for a little 'flame lift-off'...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bottle cap stove
September 11, 7:56am

thanks
> Its the top of a 12 oz alum keg can. Ah, yeah, I'd heard that the US Heini cans are tougher than the average bear (apologies for any unintended US euphemisms...) > Actually I have...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bottle cap stove
September 10, 12:52pm

nice little system
Simple 'tealight' burners work remarkably well, don't they? For all the craft you can use to make more complicated burners, an open-cup burner is as simple as it gets, and can be made ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bottle cap stove
September 10, 12:05pm

another valve possibility
I bought one of these a while ago, with a possible view to use as a lightweight meths bottle. The valve seems very air-tight, and the pouch must be HDPE or PP. I'd imagine that a heat-seale...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polytethylene inflatable and soda bottle valve
August 04, 11:53am

clone template generator
Matthew, you might like to have a look at this thread. I've created a template generator that plots the frustum, joint, handle opening, vent holes and offers a Fissure-type option. Send me ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cone designer for alcohol stoves.
August 04, 10:54am

standoff spacer
> Perhaps you could just run the spring around the circumference of the pot, inside the windscreen... that would hold the screen slightly away from the side of the pot, but still hold good tensi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Try to Fixed the Wind Shield
July 06, 10:23am

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