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My home made HoBo type wood burner

Discussion in 'Bushcraft It Yourself' started by Gazo, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Gazo

    Gazo Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    I was looking to make something to make a brew on for when I pop down the woods for the day.
    having a look around on the net I decided on the Hobo type can stove.
    Looked around at a few cans I had but none of them seemed strong enough and would buckle and bend easy, So I planned on making one from a sheet of galv I had.


    Started off cutting the size I required with my air shears and then bent it around a tin to give me the correct size I wanted and joined it together with pop riviots.
    I then cut the bottom out and fixed it from the inside with small L brackets which I also riveted on, pushing it up tight to give a tight seal.
    I then fitted 4 20mm legs using copper tube and coach bolts.
    I then drilled all my holes and cut sections out from the top allowing enough room to feed more wood into it.
    I then cut a small bit of 1" Square mesh for the top, which is a nice fit.

    So all finished and strong enough to stand on and does not weigh that much.
    I am yet to try it out but I know it will work ok as I tried the design out on a flimsy tin I had before hand.

    Here is a few pictures


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  2. rick812

    rick812 Extremely Talkative

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    looking good buddy, have you tried it yet and where do we get the plans lol
     
  3. Gazo

    Gazo Administrator Staff Member Site Donor

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    Hi mate I did make one from an old coffee tin and it worked fine boiled a cup of water in no time but the can was way to thin and after a few burns would have fallen apart.
    So I made this one based on it so I know the design works just fine.
    Plans are in the head mate :)