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DIY Brasslite

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:34 pm
by rigidpsycho
I know i have been talking about it. I finally finished my clone of the Brasslite stove. I ended up making it out of a Walmart brand cat food can and the base is off of a biscuit can. Here are some photos http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/sh ... geuser=462 and http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/sh ... geuser=462. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Re: DIY Brasslite

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:53 pm
by zelph
rigidpsycho wrote:I know i have been talking about it. I finally finished my clone of the Brasslite stove. I ended up making it out of a Walmart brand cat food can and the base is off of a biscuit can. Here are some photos http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/sh ... geuser=462 and http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/sh ... geuser=462. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.


Where did you get a drawing of what the brasslite looks like inside of it?

How does it burn compared to the brasslite? What is the fuel capacity? Do the flames get larger as the radiant heat heats the stove?

Re: DIY Brasslite

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:17 pm
by rigidpsycho
zelph wrote:
rigidpsycho wrote:I know i have been talking about it. I finally finished my clone of the Brasslite stove. I ended up making it out of a Walmart brand cat food can and the base is off of a biscuit can. Here are some photos http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/sh ... geuser=462 and http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/sh ... geuser=462. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.


Where did you get a drawing of what the brasslite looks like inside of it?

How does it burn compared to the brasslite? What is the fuel capacity? Do the flames get larger as the radiant heat heats the stove?



I didn't have a drawing of what it looked like inside. I just used the image of one of his older brasslites and got my imagination arolling and this is what I came up with. Haven't done a burn test yet i will post results soon, when I get the burn test done.

Re: DIY Brasslite

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:45 pm
by zelph
rigidpsycho wrote:
zelph wrote:
rigidpsycho wrote:I know i have been talking about it. I finally finished my clone of the Brasslite stove. I ended up making it out of a Walmart brand cat food can and the base is off of a biscuit can. Here are some photos http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/sh ... geuser=462 and http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/sh ... geuser=462. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.


Where did you get a drawing of what the brasslite looks like inside of it?

How does it burn compared to the brasslite? What is the fuel capacity? Do the flames get larger as the radiant heat heats the stove?



I didn't have a drawing of what it looked like inside. I just used the image of one of his older brasslites and got my imagination arolling and this is what I came up with. Haven't done a burn test yet i will post results soon, when I get the burn test done.


Hmmm! there has to be a term for that process :mrgreen:

Anyone out there have a brasslite stove to share some up-close photos?

Re: DIY Brasslite

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:40 pm
by oops56
I have one there is no way to see the inside its made
like a feather stove the inside wall comes up just below the top by 3/16 in. or 1/4. and the air holes goes up the in between the 2 walls then over the top air gap like a chimney draft at the bottom is the damper that opens shut holes
I use mine most to make char cloth a 1/2 oz. is just the right time to do it in that shoe polish can now it make a good stove for baking

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Re: DIY Brasslite

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:10 pm
by zelph
oops56 wrote:I have one there is no way to see the inside its made
like a feather stove the inside wall comes up just below the top by 3/16 in. or 1/4. and the air holes goes up the in between the 2 walls then over the top air gap like a chimney draft at the bottom is the damper that opens shut holes
I use mine most to make char cloth a 1/2 oz. is just the right time to do it in that shoe polish can now it make a good stove for baking

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Thanks oops, now go make a whole bunch of char cloth and then when you're done open up the stove with a dremel tool and show us how it's made :o :mrgreen: In the interest of stove science of course ;)

Re: DIY Brasslite

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:09 pm
by Ridgerunner
I made a couple of the "brasslite" knock off stoves about a year ago. I had one fired up last night to show my daughter boyfriend what a lightweight stove can do. It simmers well also.. I used the technique of Jason Klass. http://www.freewebs.com/jasonklass/theheartandchickenstove.htm

Re: DIY Brasslite

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:15 am
by rigidpsycho
I have attempted to make one of these before to no avail. i will try to do a test burn today and take a pic and post it. I am trying to finish my DIY trangia as well, I took it apart the other and totally put it back together use a cat food can. The only problem I had is I had already put the jet holes in and could not install an inner wall until I put the two pieces together. I put the innerwall in yesterday and let it sit over night so the JBweld could set, now I have to go back over the jet holes b/c as I was installing the innerwall I got Jbweld in the jets, which is not a good thing, I thought I had all the jet holes opened back up and went to test fire it and had denatured alcohol shoot out all over my hand, so now ack to the drawing board.

Re: DIY Brasslite

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:24 am
by zelph
rigidpsycho wrote:I have attempted to make one of these before to no avail. i will try to do a test burn today and take a pic and post it. I am trying to finish my DIY trangia as well, I took it apart the other and totally put it back together use a cat food can. The only problem I had is I had already put the jet holes in and could not install an inner wall until I put the two pieces together. I put the innerwall in yesterday and let it sit over night so the JBweld could set, now I have to go back over the jet holes b/c as I was installing the innerwall I got Jbweld in the jets, which is not a good thing, I thought I had all the jet holes opened back up and went to test fire it and had denatured alcohol shoot out all over my hand, so now ack to the drawing board.


Ahhh Yes!!! the ins and outs of stove building :mrgreen: I just hate that when fuel burns on my hand. Hang in there!!!! :D

Re: DIY Brasslite

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:51 am
by deluxe
Where did you get a drawing of what the brasslite looks like inside of it?

How does it burn compared to the brasslite? What is the fuel capacity? Do the flames get larger as the radiant heat heats the stove?[/quote]


I didn't have a drawing of what it looked like inside. I just used the image of one of his older brasslites and got my imagination arolling and this is what I came up with. Haven't done a burn test yet i will post results soon, when I get the burn test done.[/quote]

Hmmm! there has to be a term for that process :mrgreen:

Anyone out there have a brasslite stove to share some up-close photos?[/quote]

Inside my Turbo 1-D, made this year: see attachment. That 3mm wide gap runs almost the whole way around the top edge of the inner fuel container. There are just 2 places where it joins the outer wall, each about 8mm long.
Measured this Am with a caliper, ruler, and bits of spokes bent to get into its super confined nether regions.
It's a beautiful stove, far too nice to set fire to ;-)
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