How to add a ridgeline to a titanium pot?

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How to add a ridgeline to a titanium pot?

Postby pontoon » Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:48 am

I saw this post here: http://backpackinglight.com/forums/topic/92988/ and I really want a setup like this. However it looks like neither the person who made the ridgeline nor the person who makes the caldera cone is super interested in making these custom. So I might have to DIY. I've seen a couple peoples' ideas on making ridges in a Fosters can which is aluminum. I wonder if it'll work on titanium which is stronger? What method would you recommend for me? I don't have a machine shop but I can drive to a hardware store and buy some tools if needed. I have some basic tools.

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Re: How to add a ridgeline to a titanium pot?

Postby zelph » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:59 pm

It's too difficult to do a ridgeline on Ti.

Trail Designs is too busy to do custom cone making.
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: How to add a ridgeline to a titanium pot?

Postby pontoon » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:41 pm

Can you give any tips in case I do want to try? I'm pretty seriously thinking about doing my own ridgeline and making my own cone out of titanium since nobody seems to be interested in doing it. I would imagine I need the ability to apply increasing amounts of pressure to a point that pushes against the pot side at a pre-set height while protecting the other side which braces against the pot. Then I would turn in a circle a few times, increase pressure, turn in circle a few times, increase pressure, etc until the ridge is wide enough.

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Re: How to add a ridgeline to a titanium pot?

Postby zelph » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:16 pm

There are youtube videos that show how to make ridgelines on aluminum. Adapt the methods to Titanium. Just beef up the tools they use.
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/


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