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Offline Chicken Farmer

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My "Way too Heavy" stove build
« on: April 22, 2015, 08:04:22 pm »
This is my first shot at building tent stove. I had some sheet laying around, so I started fabbing one up.

Here is the basic shell. Measures 10" high by 12" wide by 17" deep:



All tacked up with baffle:



Rear view of Baffle:



Front with door hole:



Door seal flange:



Door seal flange:



Hole knocked in top for stove pipe:



Slug from chimney hole to be damper:



Door panel with damper:



Blurry, Sorry!  Damper operation:



Damper closed:



Test fit pipe:



Back side of door with outer flange and rope seal:



Door taking shape:



Door:



Modified gate latch for door closure:



Door latch:



Temporary legs:



First fire and inner seal flange on door:



Peek-a-boo:



Hot spot:



Burning:



Breakfast:



Hope you enjoyed!!! This is not my long term stove. It's too heavy, probably 40 lbs or so. 1/8" sheet is heavy. I will probably invest in a Kni-co or Muskrat, or maybe build a Ti stove.

Thanks for looking!!

Offline Moondog55

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Re: My "Way too Heavy" stove build
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2015, 08:19:10 pm »
Too heavy for packing perhaps but a great stove for a fixed camp I bet.
So if for a fixed camp will you add side shelves and a fixed under tray for keeping the bread dough warm?

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Re: My "Way too Heavy" stove build
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2015, 09:40:55 pm »
I am planning a side shelf, removeable and stowable inside the stove for transport. I hadn't thought of the warmer tray, but I am now. Possibly collapseable and stowable with the tray....hmmmmmm. I am planning on a leg redesign, probably folding to the side instead of to the front and rear. I had give thought to a water tank on the side, but I think that is just going to to much to pack on my pulk. I need to get few Ti test strips and see if I can still weld it. Nice big Ti stove????? Maybe;)

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Re: My "Way too Heavy" stove build
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2015, 11:16:21 pm »
How will you weld Ti?
"Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify."
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Re: My "Way too Heavy" stove build
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2015, 11:35:39 pm »
Ti can be welded with a Tig machine. You have to use either high grade Ti filler rod or if you have a tight shear, you make thin strips of the base material and use that as your filler material. It takes a steady hand on the cup and a steady foot on the pedal or you'll blow a hole right through.

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Re: My "Way too Heavy" stove build
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2015, 09:52:46 am »
I was really good with this whole post, until the end.  And you had to show that scrumptious looking food?!  Nice stove by the way!

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Re: My "Way too Heavy" stove build
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2015, 11:00:15 am »
Great looking stove and nice meal at the end!  Looks like a great reward for all your efforts.  Wish I had your talents...

Until next time...be well.

snapper

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Re: My "Way too Heavy" stove build
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2015, 05:29:59 pm »
Looks great... And if you can built that, you can built one lighter!! I like the door with the gasket, it make a lot of sense to me!! Now get your self some lighter stuff and build a lighter one and comme back here to show us!!

Cheers