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Michael Crosby
(djjmikie) - MLife

Locale: Ky
Re: "Roll-up stove" on 03/14/2011 13:56:04 MDT Print View

Count me in for one.

Troy Ammons
(tammons) - F - MLife
Roll-up Stove on 03/14/2011 14:00:28 MDT Print View

Wow, that's a nice piece of craftsmanship.

Jake Palmer
(jakep_82) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Roll-up Stove on 03/14/2011 14:20:49 MDT Print View

After a little research I've found that laser cutting titanium is rather difficult and requires argon. We wouldn't be able to cut it here, but having it cut on a water jet should be possible. If you decide to pursue this I would recommend looking for a local shop with a water jet.

Dustin Snyder

Locale: Southeast
"Roll-up stove" on 03/14/2011 14:46:56 MDT Print View

That is sweet! I would like one also if you do decide to make some more.

Sam Duckworth
(SamD) - F
Roll Up Stove on 03/14/2011 14:48:15 MDT Print View

Count me in as an interested one!
Put my name on the Buy list!

Awesome! As others have said PROTECT YOUR INVENTION!

John Nausieda
(Meander) - MLife

Locale: PNW
"roll up stove" on 03/14/2011 14:57:40 MDT Print View

Count me in as interested. Can't a standard punch press handle this since it is so thin? I imagine it would wear faster than one punching steel or aluminum but I'd look into it first . And you should ask Roger Caffin what he thinks would work. I'd still take those photos down . Good luck.

Rob Bouchard
I'm in on 03/14/2011 16:51:29 MDT Print View

Not sure what number I am but count me in as well if you make these up. It's just so dang pretty....

Michael Schwartz
(greenwalk) - MLife

Locale: PA & Ireland
Roll-up stove on 03/14/2011 17:17:43 MDT Print View

Bravo! Count me in too. M

. Callahan

Locale: Stoke Newington, London, UK.
Count me in! on 03/14/2011 17:27:06 MDT Print View

I'd be more than happy to buy at least one of these stoves, more than happy to pay in advance to help defray your set up costs too.

Please protect your design because YOU created this gem and it, along with your ingenuity and skill certainly merits protection, as well as recognition!

Chris Benson
(roguenode) - F

Locale: Boulder
sweet stove on 03/14/2011 18:52:01 MDT Print View

+1 on Seth's mention of steampunk. Has a bit of that design aesthetic to me.

Add me as another potential customer if you're considering the production. Regardless of what you do, I agree, you should take a bit of time to protect the design.

Really nice work!

Edited by roguenode on 03/14/2011 18:52:40 MDT.

tyler marlow

Locale: UTAH
Water cutting on 03/14/2011 19:00:12 MDT Print View

You may want to contact Steve Evans of Suluk 46 about water cutting.

On his site he has a list of the services he provides and I know he has done some water cutting with his titanium snow can probably work something out.

If anything you could have someone else make them and just get a % as the creator.

Or you may want to stay out of the production side of it and just enjoy tinkering without all of us gear obsessed cretins bothering you :)

Jared Dilg
(Village) - MLife

Locale: Texas
Re: "roll up stove" on 03/14/2011 20:22:20 MDT Print View

Colin, this is really cool!

I'd echo what John Nausieda said and suggest you hold your designs tight. I had only learned about 3 weeks ago of Devin Montgomery's kettle project. Though not on the market for one, I'm really rooting for him to succeed! It's very cool to see a grad student bootstrap a project like that and take it to market. I'd love to see you get some recognition for your design.

Again, really sweet!

Backpack Jack
(jumpbackjack) - F

Locale: Armpit of California
Re: "roll up stove" on 03/14/2011 20:31:20 MDT Print View

Count me in for at least one if you build them.

Chris Hanson
(ChrisHanson) - F

Locale: Eastern Wyoming
Re: Roll-Up Stove on 03/14/2011 21:02:36 MDT Print View

Not sure if you'd need the services of a laser/engraver but I have one. You could put your name, logo, etc on it. Works great on anodized aluminum but the mark would disappear from any place that get hot enough to "color" it...

Chris Chatman
(ChrisChatman) - MLife

Locale: Mid-Atlantic
I'm in on 03/14/2011 21:11:14 MDT Print View

Count me as another interested buyer!

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: "roll up stove" on 03/15/2011 03:19:42 MDT Print View

> Can't a standard punch press handle this since it is so thin?
Punching really thin but hard sheet metal is actually a right pain. The tolerances on the punch and die have to be much tighter, which makes them rather expensive.

If you are making hundreds, consider laser or water jet cutting.
If you are making a small number, buy a carbide scribe (not a steel one) and some industrial/production quality tin snips. Not your local hardware store.
Then make up a template out of 2 mm aluminium sheet and mark the bits out one by one. Cut them out with the tin snips.
Ah, but the slots ... HARDER! Steel sheet templates, clamp on both sides, drill and Dremel.

If you are mad keen, make up a solid steel template, stack 20 layers of Ti foil together, bolt down really firmly and CNC with a carbide cutter. The cheap Chinese carbide won't hack it: you need German or Swedish carbide (HRC55+). (He speaks with experience ...)

Photos - too late. Once published, that's it.


Richard Brownkatz
(Rbrownkatz) - F

Locale: Southeast
Genius on 03/15/2011 09:10:19 MDT Print View

" of art is the only way to describe."


"You definitely need to patent."


Count me as another interested buyer!


"...more than happy to pay in advance to help defray your set up costs too."


Genius. Absolute genius.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Roll-up Stove" on 03/15/2011 09:32:37 MDT Print View

Very sharp.

Rob Wolfenden
(wolverine) - F

Locale: North East
Roll-up stove on 03/15/2011 10:16:06 MDT Print View

Awesome job!!!!

Derek Goffin

Locale: North of England
Roll-up stove on 03/15/2011 11:02:01 MDT Print View

Very pretty and in this case therefore right.
Get Steve to give advice on water cutting.
Tiny quibbles but I guess assembly with all those slots on the top top and bottom disks is a bit awkward and a bit of distortion and it would get worse. The top disk at least doesn't carry any weight it just gets knocked, would less slots still keep it in shape? or even just the main 3 slots? Can you assemble the bottom and lock it then assemble the top? If the top disk is too fragile without the slots could it be pressed/formed into a stiffer shape?