Basic Alcohol Stove Construction

 


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Alcohol Stove Construction Introduction

Step 1 - Jets

Step 2 - Fuel Port

Step 2a - Open Jet Stove

Step 2a - Hybrid Sideburner

Step 2b - Pressurized Jet Stove

Step 2c - Chimney Stove

Step 2c - Low Pressure Sideburner

Step 3 - Trimming

Step 4 - Assembly

Step 5 - Final Touches

Build a Primer Pan

Advanced Techniques

 


Step 3 - Trimming

The measurements of 2cm (bottom) and 3cm (top) work, but you can lengthen or shorten these measurements to make taller or shorter stoves or to move the overlap point up or down.  Just make sure to adjust the width of your inner wall if you are using one.


 

 


Example using 6oz cans

 

 

 


 

 


Plastic Bottle Jig

 

 

 


 

Using metal snips or a good set of scissors (better of the two), starting at the top of the can, cut diagonally down to your scribe lines on both cans.

 

Use fine sandpaper, steel wool or SOS pads to smooth out the edges, as they may be razor sharp.

 

 


Tables provided for those who may want to make a stove taller or shorter than the example (40mm inner wall).

 

 

Minimum Section Height

Inner Section Max

Outer Section Max

SideBurner Top Min

SideBurner Bottom Max

Stove Height

12oz can

11mm

-9mm*

-7mm*

20mm

-16mm*

+2mm*

5.5oz can

7mm

-4mm*

-3mm*

20mm

-16mm*

+1mm*

 

*Compared to inner wall height

 

Balsa Block Conversion Table 1

# 1/8"

 

inch

mm

1/8

1/2

1

 1/8

0.125

3.175

1

 

2

 1/4

0.250

6.350

2

 

3

 3/8

0.375

9.525

3

 

4

 1/2

0.500

12.700

 

1

5

 5/8

0.625

15.875

1

1

6

 3/4

0.750

19.050

2

1

7

 7/8

0.875

22.225

3

1

8

1   

1.000

25.400

 

2

9

1 1/8

1.125

28.575

1

2

10

1 1/4

1.250

31.750

2

2

11

1 3/8

1.375

34.925

3

2

12

1 1/2

1.500

38.100

 

3

13

1 5/8

1.625

41.275

1

3

14

1 3/4

1.750

44.450

2

3

15

1 7/8

1.875

47.625

3

3

16

2   

2.000

50.800

 

4

17

2 1/8

2.125

53.975

1

4

18

2 1/4

2.250

57.150

2

4

19

2 3/8

2.375

60.325

3

4

20

2 1/2

2.500

63.500

 

5

 

 

Balsa Block Conversion Table 2

# 1/16"

 

inch

mm

1/16

1/8

1/2

1

  1/16

0.063

1.588

1

 

 

2

  1/8

0.125

3.175

 

1

 

3

  3/16

0.188

4.763

1

1

 

4

  1/4

0.250

6.350

 

2

 

5

  5/16

0.313

7.938

1

2

 

6

  3/8

0.375

9.525

 

3

 

7

  7/16

0.438

11.113

1

3

 

8

  1/2

0.500

12.700

 

 

1

9

  9/16

0.563

14.288

1

 

1

10

  5/8

0.625

15.875

 

1

1

11

 11/16

0.688

17.463

1

1

1

12

  3/4

0.750

19.050

 

2

1

13

 13/16

0.813

20.638

1

2

1

14

  7/8

0.875

22.225

 

3

1

15

 15/16

0.938

23.813

1

3

1

16

1     

1.000

25.400

 

 

2

17

1  1/16

1.063

26.988

1

 

2

18

1  1/8

1.125

28.575

 

1

2

19

1  3/16

1.188

30.163

1

1

2

20

1  1/4

1.250

31.750

 

2

2

21

1  5/16

1.313

33.338

1

2

2

22

1  3/8

1.375

34.925

 

3

2

23

1  7/16

1.438

36.513

1

3

2

24

1  1/2

1.500

38.100

 

 

3

25

1  9/16

1.563

39.688

1

 

3

26

1  5/8

1.625

41.275

 

1

3

27

1 11/16

1.688

42.863

1

1

3

28

1  3/4

1.750

44.450

 

2

3

29

1 13/16

1.813

46.038

1

2

3

30

1  7/8

1.875

47.625

 

3

3

31

1 15/16

1.938

49.213

1

3

3

32

2     

2.000

50.800

 

 

4

33

2  1/16

2.063

52.388

1

 

4

34

2  1/8

2.125

53.975

 

1

4

35

2  3/16

2.188

55.563

1

1

4

36

2  1/4

2.250

57.150

 

2

4

37

2  5/16

2.313

58.738

1

2

4

38

2  3/8

2.375

60.325

 

3

4

39

2  7/16

2.438

61.913

1

3

4

40

2  1/2

2.500

63.500

 

 

5

 

 


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