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Corey Miller
(coreyfmiller) - F

Locale: Eastern Canada
Titanium Spoke / Grill idea? on 03/06/2010 23:05:57 MST Print View

Just curious if this may work. I have 0 experience with Titanium but I was wondering if anyone see's any faults with this possible idea for a grill. Could also use be used to hold my pot over my ikea stove.Titanium spoke idea

Would like to use two sticks about an inch in diameter.. and somewhat wrap and maybe pinch together ends of the titanium around them. Im not sure if it is pliable enough though.

David Wills
(willspower3) - F
Re: Titanium Spoke / Grill idea? on 03/07/2010 01:00:18 MST Print View

someone made an UL grilliput a while back. 2 metal tubes of different diameters so one could fit inside the other with holes in them to put Ti rods to go across. The Ti rods all fit in the smaller of the 2 tubes. Looked like a great idea for some situations

Corey Miller
(coreyfmiller) - F

Locale: Eastern Canada
Have to search for it on 03/07/2010 01:10:19 MST Print View

I wonder what the weight difference would be between them. I think I seen the design. I was contemplating the same thing as I usually grill a fair amount of fish when hiking. A one inch stick would be fairly easy to find to make this happen... could probably get away with 6 spokes or so... probably half a spoke per

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
titanium on 03/07/2010 01:11:21 MST Print View

That "pinch" might be way more difficult than you planned.

If you really want to build something, OK.

Otherwise, if you go to a Dollar Store (especially the Japanese store called Daiso), they sell little super lightweight wire grills made out if SS or aluminum.
--B.G.--

Corey Miller
(coreyfmiller) - F

Locale: Eastern Canada
Your probably right on 03/07/2010 01:13:14 MST Print View

Thats along the same lines as what I have in my pack now. Probably lighter than what I could build.

I think I tend to over thing things that are already light enough

Corey Miller
(coreyfmiller) - F

Locale: Eastern Canada
Yeah you were right on 03/07/2010 01:16:58 MST Print View

Your right, wasting my time. 1.2 ounces per 8 x 8 inch grill. 2 Sides come in at 2.4 ounces. I just cut down a flippable kind of grill from walmart. Could probably cut it down more if I need to

James Byrnes
(backfeets1) - M

Locale: Midwest.... Missouri
Forming Ti on 03/07/2010 03:32:48 MST Print View

Its possible to form ti with a butane torch. The kind like small soldering torches. I have formed 1/8 inch ti stakes this way. I believe that this works because ti is actually a poor conductor of heat, so temp builds up in a small localized area because heat is not conducted away as fast as alum or steel. Heat to cherry red and form as you go by burnishing with a rod (screw driver, chisel ect.)

good luck

This is a repeat of an earlier post.

James DeMonaco
(jdemonaco) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco
what about using tent stakes on 03/08/2010 12:16:54 MST Print View

why not use tent stakes instead of spokes. If you get those thin alluminum ones I mean. Well I suppose the downside is that stakes get dirt on them (naturally) and you wouldnt want to grill on dirt.

Anyways, just an idea.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Titanium Spoke / Grill idea? on 03/08/2010 13:25:12 MST Print View

Aluminum will melt.

Jens Aarnaes
(Finnmark) - F

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Lightweight grill on 03/15/2010 15:48:36 MDT Print View

I have posted this before but think it may be worth re-posting with a photo. I carry stainless steel safety wire (see your local aircraft mechanic for some) which I use for a variety of repair tasks AND as a grill. The photo tells more about how it is made than I can hereBackpack grill.

. Callahan
(AeroNautiCal)

Locale: Stoke Newington, London, UK.
Stainless Steel Wire. on 03/16/2010 22:00:17 MDT Print View

That's a great idea Jens, versatile, lightweight, efficient!

And your roast is making me feel hungry! (o: