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Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
One Gram Pot Knob on 02/01/2014 23:07:32 MST Print View

I wanted a knob for a MYOG pot lid and cooked up this one gram goodie from odds and ends.

I cut the end off a can using a safety style can opener, eyeballed the center and drilled a hole suitable for a pop rivet. Pop rivets have a center that looks like I nail and I pulled that center piece out, leaving a plain aluminum rivet. I cut that to length by simply nipping the end off with a pair of lineman's pliers. I slipped the rivet through the hole in the lid and secured it by sliding a section of silicone air line tubing on other side. You can make the knob any length you want. Leaving it a bit longer lets it fold over and plenty to grip. Weight is one gram :)


The lid with center hole and the evolution of the rivet: pop rivet with center, full length rivet, rivet trimmed to length and air line tubing.
Knob

Rivet in place from the bottom:Knob

Finished knob from the chef's side :)Knob

Edited by dwambaugh on 02/01/2014 23:18:08 MST.

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

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: One Gram Pot Knob on 02/01/2014 23:33:15 MST Print View

I used about 3/4" of silicon string instead of all of these rivets and things. I couldn't even get a weight on it, so it was milligrams.

--B.G.--

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: One Gram Pot Knob on 02/01/2014 23:37:35 MST Print View

I like the control given with a real knob. You can tip it and even shake it to get the condensed water off, etc. It's just one rivet and a bit of hose.

Stuart R
(Scunnered) - F

Locale: Scotland
Re: One Gram Pot Knob on 02/02/2014 04:20:01 MST Print View

You can make a decent knob from a screw and a bent piece of wire, and even better if you can scavenge the knob from a broken canister stove.
Coleman pot with lid

Roger Dodger
(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: Wess Siide
Re: One Gram Pot Knob on 02/02/2014 06:10:09 MST Print View

all great ideas. Thanks for the creative input.

Thumbs Up

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: One Gram Pot Knob on 02/02/2014 09:22:21 MST Print View

I like it Dale.

No chance of burning fingers on that knob.

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: One Gram Pot Knob on 02/02/2014 09:33:43 MST Print View

Dale,

Where do you buy the silicone tubing?

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: One Gram Pot Knob on 02/02/2014 09:47:32 MST Print View

It's aquarium air line. It burns easily and not so good for pot handles. On the lid, I think any plastic tubing would do. Automobile vacuum hose, clear vinyl, etc.

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Re: Re: Re: One Gram Pot Knob on 02/02/2014 15:22:01 MST Print View

Very nice Dale. Next time use an appropriate length rivet, insert into hand held tool, place rivet through hole, place length of tight fitting tubing over end of rivet and then squeeze to "pop" rivet into tubing making it expand to almost guarantee the tubing will stay put.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: Re: Re: One Gram Pot Knob on 02/02/2014 16:24:09 MST Print View

I was working with what was in the parts drawer. I started by trying to seat the rivet, but of course it was too long. That also requires a tool, which some may not have The tubing grips very well as it is. A sheet metal screw would accomplish the same thing and probably grip the tubing better yet. You are only lifting a can lid!

Timothy Epp
(Rush2112) - F

Locale: Southwest British Columbia
Aluminum Screws on 02/02/2014 19:51:58 MST Print View

I believe Home Depot sells aluminum screws in their specialty screw section. Could be another good lightweight option as a lid handle.

Frank T
(random_walk) - F
Re: One Gram Pot Knob on 02/04/2014 09:49:40 MST Print View

I used the top half of a step-down golf tee, screwed through the bottom of the lid with a tiny brass screw. May weigh more than a gram but it's solid.

Pot stove & screen

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: One Gram Pot Knob on 02/04/2014 10:26:26 MST Print View

Clever! I was thinking that miniature chess peices would be cool.

Jason G
(JasonG) - F

Locale: iceberg lake
foil tape on 02/05/2014 23:59:34 MST Print View

I just used a piece of foil tape. gotta be around 1g. it flattens nicely too for storage

pot in cone1

Edited by JasonG on 02/06/2014 00:00:41 MST.

Roger Dodger
(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: Wess Siide
Re: foil tape on 02/06/2014 01:28:14 MST Print View

very interesting.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: foil tape on 02/06/2014 17:51:23 MST Print View

I just used a piece of foil tape.
+1

gotta be around 1g.
Not that much. I just weighed 60 sq inches off my roll ... 5 grams. Hard to know exact dimensions from Jason's photo but I'm guessimating 4 sq inches at most. That'd be 1/3 gram (333 milligrams) ... we're blowing past gram weenie status and are solidly into milligram weenie territory here.

it flattens nicely too for storage
+1 that also

It also makes a functional side handle on a Heineken or Fosters can if you have also added a bale to the can (made from a bike spoke).

Also, since we're being milligram weenies, use a paper hole puncher to lighten it even more.

Edited by jcolten on 02/06/2014 18:06:39 MST.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: foil tape on 02/06/2014 17:54:37 MST Print View

Does the foil tape survive boiling water under lid, multiple days?

That's pretty good - milligram wienie

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: foil tape on 02/06/2014 18:04:53 MST Print View

Does the foil tape survive boiling water under lid, multiple days?

Yes, assuming you don't intend to mean 30 days of continuous boiling;-) One I placed on a Fosters can (lid and side) for a friend is still attached and intact after about 30 days use, two boils per day.

Delmar O'Donnell
(Bolster)

Locale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
Re: Re: foil tape on 02/06/2014 18:05:59 MST Print View

> we're blowing past gram weenie status and are solidly into milligram weenie territory here.

Too funny Jim!! LOL. Yes, by all means we need to perforate the tape to lighten it further.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Weenies on 02/06/2014 18:51:25 MST Print View

"That's pretty good - milligram wienie"

That would be a milliweanie, not to be confused with the number of participants in a large UL GGG :)