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The coffee can - Hobo Stove

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Finished off my Coffee ... that is a nice can, shame to just through in the re cycle bin ..... hmmm how about i re cycle it :unsure:

Been wanting to make one for a while so a Hobo Stove it is.

1/ Measure equal holes around base and top.

2/ Cut small door as a feed window

3/ legs to raise off ground, 4 small bolt with washers and nuts

4/ 3 small self tap screws to hold inner tray

5/ cut round section wire grill for the inner tray

6/ 4 small level holes under top ring to hold two old tent pegs for pot holder.

. . . . dont think it will last all that long, but a fun project all the same.

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I made one of these decades ago, but without the opening in the side. On it's first burn / test run I was foolish enough to leave it sitting on the deck while I got more wood. It burnt through the deck :eek:; a nice round hole.

They are an awesome thing. I have a jacketed one now (bought) which runs like a gas burner; I suppose it is a gas burner. It takes a little while to get the heated air going (10 mins?), but then it's great. I think your style is much easier to use / light.

If you ever use it for car based camping, I can recommend these; it's amazing how much fuel you can get from a small dry branch.
 
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I made one of these decades ago, but without the opening in the side. On it's first burn / test run I was foolish enough to leave it sitting on the deck while I got more wood. It burnt through the deck :eek:; a nice round hole.

They are an awesome thing. I have a jacketed one now (bought) which runs like a gas burner; I suppose it is a gas burner. It takes a little while to get the heated air going (10 mins?), but then it's great. I think your style is much easier to use / light.

If you ever use it for car based camping, I can recommend these; it's amazing how much fuel you can get from a small dry branch.
Burnt through your deck, did you have feet on it? that Would have been a surprise seeing the hole and no stove lol

that link takes me to Bunnings, your evil Randall, I’ve been trying to stay away, my addiction is real 😳😬🤣
 

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Burnt through your deck, did you have feet on it? that Would have been a surprise seeing the hole and no stove lol

that link takes me to Bunnings, your evil Randall, I’ve been trying to stay away, my addiction is real 😳😬🤣
no feet - you're a better engineer than me :(. I just didn't consider that there'd be that much heat at the bottom - I was surprised :oops: :LOL:. It was quite fast too - as you know those stoves are economical but they still burn through that small amount of wood quickly.

Re your bunnings problem - do you have a dog? I order online and arrange a pick up (from the counter). I walk there with my dog (only 5km from here), tie him up outside, go in and collect. I don't like to leave him tied up too long - dogs get stolen these days, and he does get anxious. I also do the same for things that are further away - drive part way, then walk from there.

Or follow the mantra of a friend - "he who dies with the most toys wins" :LOL:
 
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oh yeah, first Hobo Stove and was surprised how fast it did burn threw the fuel, it was a constant twig feed. :oops:

also i noted how hot it was, condensed and funneled to the top.

Next project is a hobo billy, small coffee tin with handle and lid.
...and trial how long it takes to boil a cup full of water.

Do have some nice billys (store purchase) .... but to keep in the them, have to make one ;)

My hobo Stove was not my idea, i copied the process from David West Youtube 😁
link here
 
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