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Jason Klass
(jasonklass) - F

Locale: Parker, CO
Windscreen for Firelite 550 on 09/02/2007 10:19:59 MDT Print View

I was going to make a windscreen for it using flashing; however, the pot is too short to stow an effective, rigid screen upright.

So, now I'm thinking of making one with softer aluminum that can be folded so it fits in the pot. Any suggestions on design for those of you that have a 550? If you can post pics of the windscreen you've made for yours it would be great!

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Aluminum Foil on 09/02/2007 10:58:27 MDT Print View

I fashioned one out of regular aluminum foil. Probably the most unimaginative method, but it works. :)

Edited by ben2world on 09/02/2007 11:54:59 MDT.

Jason Klass
(jasonklass) - F

Locale: Parker, CO
Windscreen on 09/02/2007 14:04:40 MDT Print View

Thanks Ben. I am actually going to use embossing foil that folds easily but is more rigid than regular aluminum foil. I have an idea of what I'm going to make. Just wanted to see what others are using.

george carr
(hammer-one) - F

Locale: Walking With The Son
Re: Windscreen on 09/02/2007 15:39:08 MDT Print View

Jason, I've made screens from the botttom of those disposable baking sheets, like you can get at wally world, that worked very well.

Jason Klass
(jasonklass) - F

Locale: Parker, CO
Oven Pan Windscreen on 09/02/2007 20:05:06 MDT Print View

Thanks George. I haven't been able to find one long enough though. That's why I ordered some embossing foil.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Oven Pan Windscreen on 09/02/2007 21:05:43 MDT Print View

> I ordered some embossing foil.
Hum???
Tell me more about this 'embossing foil' please. (URL? Specs? Sources?) I haven't seen it in Australia.

Jason Klass
(jasonklass) - F

Locale: Parker, CO
Foil on 09/03/2007 07:59:10 MDT Print View

Hi Roger,
Embossing Foil can be bought at arts and crafts stores. It's also sometimes called "tooling foil" Here's an example: http://www.craft-supplies-online.com/productnavigation.asp?CatID=291

I found a good deal on eBay by doing a search for "aluminum tooling foil": http://cgi.ebay.com/36-g-Aluminum-tooling-foil-12-x-5-metal-altered-art_W0QQitemZ330159536772QQihZ014QQcategoryZ41369QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

It's easy to work with. More rigid than aluminum foil but more malleable than flashing so you can fold it to stow in your pot if you want.

Edited by jasonklass on 09/03/2007 08:00:36 MDT.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Foil on 09/03/2007 16:00:15 MDT Print View

Hi Jason

Thanks for that. I searched Australian art suppliers and it would seem the stuff is almost unknown here. The best I could find locally was little bits the size of a sheet of paper. OK, thinking ...

Cheers

Jason Klass
(jasonklass) - F

Locale: Parker, CO
Embossing Foil on 09/03/2007 18:24:53 MDT Print View

Roger,
Embossing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embossing) is a universal art. There's got to be SOMEWHERE down under that carries it...If you can't find something there, just order it over the net. It's going to be more expensive but that's the sacrifice we make for our crazy obsession, right?

Edited by jasonklass on 09/03/2007 18:26:45 MDT.

Tony Beasley
(tbeasley) - MLife

Locale: Pigeon House Mt from the Castle
Re: Foil on 09/03/2007 19:08:19 MDT Print View

Hi Roger,

I just found this supplier.

http://www.gilbertfoil.com.au

Tony

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Re: Foil on 09/03/2007 20:29:11 MDT Print View

Hi Tony
> I just found this supplier.
> http://www.gilbertfoil.com.au

Well, yes, and thanks. But their minimum order quantity is 100 kg for stock lines and 1000 kg for non stock lines. That may be slightly more than I need or can afford!
Hum - I may ask about samples ... :-)

Cheers

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Embossing Foil on 09/03/2007 20:40:47 MDT Print View

Hi Jason

> Embossing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embossing) is a universal art
I never knew ...
I found one Australian source but they only sell A4 sheets (about Letter size), and at some astronomical price.
However, I also found some USA sources on the web...

Thanks

Joshua Mitchell
(jdmitch) - F

Locale: Kansas
Hobby Stores on 09/04/2007 09:21:04 MDT Print View

I've found small supplies of similar foil at numerous hobby supply stores (think ones that have supplies to build model airplanes, trains, that kind of thing rather than the massive supply stores that cater to sewing and arts / crafts... though I believe I found some there once as well)