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by Vibe
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: Wanting to make a die
Replies: 18
Views: 5442

Re: Wanting to make a die

i wouldn't use aluminum to make a forming die for aluminum. "the die needs to be harder material than the material being formed." Only if you plan to make several hundred stoves. Wear isn't really a factor - strength is. A much thicker piece of aluminum would be stronger and would hold it's shape f...
by Vibe
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Stove Making Tips
Topic: couple of metal questions
Replies: 10
Views: 3830

Re: couple of metal questions

Can't help you much on the titanium - all I know about the stuff is that it is it's own beast to work with, as far as regular type machining goes. You will loose some "rollability" with the double thick edges, but maybe not too much, depends if 1/2 as tight and twice thre rolled diameter would be "t...
by Vibe
Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I am from Sweden and i need some help ...
Replies: 6
Views: 2467

Re: I am from Sweden and i need some help ...

It really wasn't as bad as it sounds. Just a bit of a pop, but the unsupported can went straight to the deck and bounced a bit. I was holding the die and not the stove. Had I held the stove by the base it would have simply separated my hands and vented out the sides when it came apart. I had the pre...
by Vibe
Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: I am from Sweden and i need some help ...
Replies: 6
Views: 2467

Re: I am from Sweden and i need some help ...

There are lots of other options. Many pressurized cans - hair spray, mousse, sunblock come in cans/bottles that have walls thick enough to form a similar stove body. Some may be a bit smaller in diameter, but can be worked. I made one out of a mousse can - or almost did. I had it rolled perfectly an...
by Vibe
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: UL KittyKettle
Replies: 21
Views: 5217

Re: UL KittyKettle

The "Alumaweld" rods you can get at Harbor freight would eliminate the need for JB Weld. Allows you to "weld" aluminum together (including thin walled cans) with "just" a propane torch.
by Vibe
Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: UL KittyKettle
Replies: 95
Views: 26216

Re: UL KittyKettle

The "Alumaweld" rods you can get at Harbor freight would eliminate the need for JB Weld. Allows you to "weld" aluminum together (including thin walled cans) with "just" a propane torch.
by Vibe
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: BudLyte Super Stove
Replies: 275
Views: 101014

Re: BudLyte Super Stove

zelph wrote: I laminated 1" stock to 1/2" stock to wind up with 1.5" thick piece for turning in lathe.
Thanks. I thought you'd simply typed it backwards.
by Vibe
Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Amazing Thrift Store Treasures
Topic: More roses!:-O
Replies: 16
Views: 4805

Re: More roses!:-O

realityguy wrote:If you happen to run into vibe..tell him I paid the same for this as the Katadyn Combi..to the penny! I bet he really thinks I suck now... :mrgreen: :lol:
LOL. You'd be right.
Be sure and let us know when YOU decide to sell off the extras. :lol:
by Vibe
Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Zelph's Stoveworks Factory
Topic: BudLyte Super Stove
Replies: 275
Views: 101014

Re: BudLyte Super Stove

zelph wrote: I used 1" material laminated to 1/2"
You'll have to 'splain how you laminate 1" stock to get 1/2" thick...I'm confused. :DP:
by Vibe
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: The TOTO Alcohol Stove
Replies: 3
Views: 1911

Re: The TOTO Alcohol Stove

Snapp!!!
Cool!!

Of course being mentioned in the credits don't hurt my feelings none either. LOL. :DP: :DP: