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Re: Camp cooker/ fire pit from an old gas bottle.
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2023, 08:33:22 pm »
Had just enough time to attempts half an hours work on the cooker before heading off to Canberra for the day. Three pieces of re-bar were cut as stub legs and drilled to hold R clips. They were then welded in place. Slip on legs will be cut tomorrow and drilled for the clips.

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« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2023, 06:41:04 pm »
Legs were cut this morning and fitted. The R pins allow the stove to be moved so that legs will not fall off. A damper was then constructed from part of the top cowling. It was bent to shape using the vice and anvil. I will finish it later today and then move onto cutting and shaping the damper handle.

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« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2023, 08:58:24 pm »
Legs were cut this morning and fitted. The R pins allow the stove to be moved so that legs will not fall off. A damper was then constructed from part of the top cowling. It was bent to shape using the vice and anvil. I will finish it later today and then move onto cutting and shaping the damper handle.




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Re: Camp cooker/ fire pit from an old gas bottle.
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2023, 05:45:52 am »
A few more bits were added to the damper throughout the day. A handle was forged with a hook so that I could use it to lift hot grates etc from the stove. A tapered locating plate was also welded in place to allow for easy installation of the handle. On the inside of the stove a piece of rod was welded to the locating bolt to act as an ash sweeper as the damper is open and closed. A couple of nuts were also welded to the base of the stove to limit the opening and closing of the damper. I have an idea for a heat dissipating hand grip which will be added to the handle tomorrow.

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« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2023, 05:37:48 pm »
The handle grip was made from a piece of fencing wire bent round a former. I used the lathe to hold some 20mm rod and shaped the wire around the former by rotating the chuck by hand. The ends of the wire were then shaped and fitted into drilled holes. Brazing the wire into the holes secured everything into place. A simple ash can will be attached to the underside of the cooker later today.

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« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2023, 08:12:20 pm »
Just finished the last two components of the stove. An old stainless container was fitted under the damper to pick up any minor ash falls that come through the damper opening. Hooks were made so that the container could be removed quickly when full. Two pins and some mesh were cut to fit on top of the cooker. When the day warms up, the stove will be painted with pot belly black paint. I know much of it will peel under the intense heat but it does finish the project. Will post a final photo in a few days when the pain is dry.

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« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2023, 08:14:34 pm »
Nice set up Les.... Thanks!
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« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2023, 07:42:35 pm »
Here?s the final stove. I may add a couple of hooks to hold tongs, etc on the curved section of the R clips. I will leave the paint to cure for a couple of weeks and then it will be given its first run.

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« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2023, 08:16:10 pm »
Les,
Great job. I?m sure it will work out real well.
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