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Sam Minnich
Pot Handle on 01/30/2009 02:15:34 MST Print View

I just made this yesterday. I basically copied the MSR Lite Lifter design from a picture, and freehanded it onto the aluminum sheet. It's made out of 1.5 mm aluminum. The padding on the handle is 1 mm thick sticky-backed neoprene. Total weight 23 grams. That's a whopping 20 grams lighter than my Trangia handle! It's not quite as bomb-proof as the Trangia, but it does just fine lifting my Trangia 1.5 liter pot full of water. Here's a few pics:Handle closedHandle openHandle holding pot

Keith Selbo
(herman666) - F - M

Locale: Northern Virginia
Material on 01/30/2009 06:29:03 MST Print View

That's nice work. What was your aluminum source?

Sam Minnich
aluminum source on 01/30/2009 07:24:19 MST Print View

I bought a small sheet of it at a hobby shop(I live in Germany).

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Pot Handle / Pot Gripper on 01/30/2009 07:50:52 MST Print View

Your looks good, I did about the same thing a couple years ago. Mine weighs 13.3 grams.

Complete instructions can be found on my thread.

Mine is made out of some 1/32" aluminum like they sell at most good Hobby Shops or Home Depot. It will lift a mostly full 1.5 L pot of water OK. The aluminum version weighs 13.3 grams or 0.47oz.

Pot Lifter Thread - 02/27/2006

Pot Lifter How to Thread

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
pot grabber on 01/30/2009 09:22:19 MST Print View

Oh my goodness - how I dearly LOVE this kind of stuff...