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Jose Juanero
(nayand) - F
woodburning stove on 01/23/2010 21:25:58 MST Print View

This is what happens when you ask a machinist what he thinks of something :)

The sides are aluminum and the bottom is stainless steel. Weighs in at 8.5oz.

Based on a design by Robert Kelly.

Edited by nayand on 01/23/2010 21:30:08 MST.

Jeff Antig

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: woodburning stove on 01/23/2010 21:37:07 MST Print View

That is a nice design but very heavy. Try making it from titanium sheet. The aluminum might give out after 30-40 mins.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Re: woodburning stove on 01/24/2010 02:02:33 MST Print View

0.5 mm 6Al4V Ti sheet - about 100 g or 3.5 oz.
Interesting idea.


Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: woodburning stove on 01/24/2010 09:19:53 MST Print View

Very nice work. A bit heavy for my neck of the woods, but a quality job for sure. Keep it up.

Michael Meiser
(mmeiser) - F

Locale: Michigan
Re: woodburning stove on 01/26/2010 08:41:53 MST Print View

I like it. It is perfect as an original conception.

I assume it packs like a dream and is fun to put together.

That said have you checked out the Nimble Will Nomad stove?

I notice your construction technique is similar.

I like your tall narrow shape. Better for convection and heat reflection creating a cleaner, hotter burn.

The one thing you might take from the Nimble Will design though are the notches on the top. They make superb places to put stakes to improvise a grill if you wanted too.

FYI, I also agree about the weight. It's a little heavy considering its size though you might consider some design modifications if you did want to go to titanium.

I assume much of the weight is because of the design. I.E. the tops of the plates holding up the pot need to take considerable weight and hence need to be sufficiently thick.

If you can get enough airflow through the nimble will style notches or by putting additional holes beneath (or by some entirely different and original approach) then your pot support will be more stable and you'll be able to use thinner metal.

Of course what's a couple ounces. Ease of use, enjoyment, well packing. Like I said, it is in a way perfect in its original conception.

Dean F.
(acrosome) - MLife

Locale: Back in the Front Range
Aluminum? on 01/26/2010 13:58:36 MST Print View

Er... um... but it's ALUMINUM. Won't that fail with heat from a wood fire? +1 the Ti idea.

Jose Juanero
(nayand) - F
... on 01/26/2010 16:36:49 MST Print View

It may be a bit heavy and it may be aluminum but you can't beat free. If the aluminum gives out after a bit I've still got a whole stack of them. If I had the money to make it out of ti I wouldn't be making it myself. :)

thanks for the comments

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Aluminum? on 01/26/2010 17:43:58 MST Print View

> ALUMINUM. Won't that fail with heat from a wood fire?

Definitely borderline. May last a while though.


Steven McAllister
(brooklynkayak) - MLife

Locale: Atlantic North East
Robert Kelly design on 01/29/2010 08:10:23 MST Print View

I actually own one made out of titanium by Robert Kelly.

I haven't had a lot of experience with it yet. It does seem to burn better and start faster than the Nomad's stove. I think that's because of the holes in the bottom plate, but that could easily be done with the Nomad's design.

It weighs approx. 4 oz. with nylon fabric case and packs very well.

I believe that an aluminum version would warp right away from the heat and oxidize in no time. Thin sheet steel would be a bit better. Very thin stainless steel would be the best option if titanium is out of your price range.

Edited by brooklynkayak on 01/29/2010 08:13:00 MST.

Tom Caldwell
(Coldspring) - F

Locale: Ozarks
woodburning stove on 01/29/2010 08:37:18 MST Print View

Looks like a Makaira Metal SPS