Pot Lid
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Stuart R
(Scunnered) - F

Locale: Scotland
Pot Lid on 03/10/2013 08:37:08 MDT Print View

I have a Coleman Exponent Cookset which consists of two pots but only one lid. This is really annoying as the lid is sized to fit the larger pot but I only ever use the smaller pot. So, I made my own lid from 1mm aluminium sheet with some smple metal bashing. Result!

Coleman pot with lid

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Pot Lid on 03/10/2013 09:21:20 MDT Print View

You are a much better metal basher than me. That lid looks great.

And E
(LunchANDYnner) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
mighty fine bashing on 03/10/2013 09:32:23 MDT Print View

Yeah, that is some mighty fine bashing. Must've used an iRock.
When the page first loaded on my phone, I was waiting for a second picture to load because I thought the picture was of the original lid and that there would be a second one of a crudely bashed one.

Awesome work!

Nick Larsen
(stingray4540) - F

Locale: South Bay
Re: mighty fine bashing on 03/10/2013 15:08:57 MDT Print View

Bashing?! You are being overly humble...

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: Pot Lid on 03/10/2013 17:18:45 MDT Print View

That's a beautiful lid. You can sell 'em!

tkkn c
(tkknc) - MLife

Locale: Desert Rat in the Southwest
Pot Lid on 03/10/2013 17:46:27 MDT Print View

What did you use as you pot lid lifter?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Pot Lid on 03/10/2013 18:53:32 MDT Print View

So how did you form the lip?

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Pot Lid on 03/10/2013 18:56:03 MDT Print View

Stuart,

+1 on what everyone else said!

But don't leave us hanging ... ya gotta tell us about yer bashing technique.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Pot Lid on 03/10/2013 22:04:32 MDT Print View

I suspect the pot lid handle is a left-over valve (handle).

Yeah - was it pressed, spun or brutally hammered?

Cheers

Stuart R
(Scunnered) - F

Locale: Scotland
Pot Lid: How To on 03/11/2013 14:30:23 MDT Print View

I used a scrap piece of 1/4" aluminium to create a sort of template - it has a curve at the radius to form the lip of the lid.

lid template

The 1mm aluminium sheet was attached to the template by a screw thru the centre, so it could be rotated about the template. Then the lid + template were clamped to the bench and the lip formed by gently hitting with a small lump hammer against a blunt cold chisel. The best technique to avoid warping the lid is to go around the circumference several times, each time making the lip just a little deeper. A vise was used to square off the lip edge and finally excess material was filed off the edge.
Roger is right about the handle - it was left over from an early stove project.

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Pot Lid: How To on 03/11/2013 15:50:08 MDT Print View

Thanks for the "howto". Very clever.