Supplies and Tools Needed for Alcohol Stove Construction
Inner Wall Only Parts
Some stoves use an inner wall to create a pressurized chamber or to add support and alignment of the stove. Here are some common supplies used when making some of the more common soda can stoves.
scissors - for trimming up aluminum sheet and making slits
1/4" hole punch - used for weep holes
Paper towels - for cleaning up epoxy or other adhesives/sealants (if used)
Flat type Toothpicks - to mix epoxy (if used)
Alcohol - for prepping and cleaning up epoxy (if used)
Tape for temporarily holding things together. Transparent tape is often preferred when taping templates.
Popsicle/hotdog sticks for sandwiching inner stove tubes while they set - these are only needed if you choose to epoxy your inner wall together.
Binder Clips or clothespins for holding popsicle sticks together - these are only needed if you choose to epoxy your inner wall together.
Krazy Glue - to temporarily hold inner wall together. Note - Krazy Glue will come unglued once the stove reaches operating temperatures.
Caulk Tube - one method to hold inner stove tube together while epoxy is curing (stoves made from 12oz cans). Either tape or rubber band your tube down while the epoxy sets. Take care not to epoxy your inner wall to the caulk tube.
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