Fabricate a case/tin for Optimus 80?

Discussion in 'Stove Forum' started by hikerduane, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. hikerduane

    hikerduane Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    6,401
    If you made a case or pot stand for a Optimus 80 stove or similar, what did you use? I was offered a Optimus 80 and Svea 123 with some fuel caps for a great price, but both stoves don't have a windscreen or case for them. The 123 I could match with my Sigg Tourist set, but the 80 I would have to make something or a case from another stove or even see if it would work in the Sigg set.
    Duane
     
  2. Ian

    Ian Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    Messages:
    6,662
    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Is it a large 80 or a small one?
     
  3. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom SotM Winner Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2004
    Messages:
    12,172
    Location:
    Far North of Scotland
     
  4. Sternenlicht

    Sternenlicht Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    253
    Location:
    Hürtgenwald
    Hej Duane,

    I'm using a 71 without tin, but with selfmade legs. Stove with legs is about 300grs only.

    Ciao, Bastian

    IMG_20200914_174902.jpg IMG_20200914_174918.jpg
     
  5. Ian

    Ian Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    Messages:
    6,662
    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Very nice, Bastian.
     
  6. Ian

    Ian Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    Messages:
    6,662
    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    A 400g Nido milk powder tin looks like it will be suitable candidate for a 123 house.

    nido123.jpg

    It could be time to take a stove or two (or at least a tape measure) down the supermarket to check out suitably sized cans. It's a bonus if they have something nice in them.
    ...........................

    Deja vu
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2020
  7. Sternenlicht

    Sternenlicht Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    253
    Location:
    Hürtgenwald
    Thanks Ian, but not my idea, Pillepalle inspired me to do that!
    Ciao, Bastian
     
  8. OMC

    OMC Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2013
    Messages:
    3,573
    Location:
    ILLINOIS, USA
    Glad you're posting Duane [-o< , thank you,
    a couple links came to mind:
    brit no.7 case
    when considering no 7 case for the Op 80, consider the No.7 fix credit kerophile
    and more options
    hobo ETC. and
    gotta run
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2020
  9. Ian

    Ian Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    Messages:
    6,662
    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Bastian, the late Nordicthug also did a similar thing some years ago.
     
  10. Sternenlicht

    Sternenlicht Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    253
    Location:
    Hürtgenwald
  11. hikerduane

    hikerduane Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    6,401
    I have a military setup already. Thinking cheap, cheap! Maybe a coffee can opened up some, couple pieces of steel placed in holes drilled horizontally. Didn't realize there were so many threads on this, depends on search wording. Thank you, these stoves should arrive today.
    Duane
     
  12. Duck

    Duck United States Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2018
    Messages:
    700
    Location:
    Just east of LaLa land
    still have to make a heat shield for it but that should be easy

    0DB74D05-B166-4CEF-BB96-FFBE949C371D.jpeg
     
  13. hikerduane

    hikerduane Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2010
    Messages:
    6,401
    Ah, wasn't thinking of that. Have a tobacco tin lined up even. :(
    Left some room from when I expanded shelving for my 96's.
    Duane
    20200914_110847_opt.jpg
    20200914_110901_opt.jpg
     
  14. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom SotM Winner Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2004
    Messages:
    12,172
    Location:
    Far North of Scotland
  15. kerophile

    kerophile United Kingdom SotM Winner Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2004
    Messages:
    12,172
    Location:
    Far North of Scotland
     
  16. Harder D. Soerensen

    Harder D. Soerensen Denmark Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2017
    Messages:
    1,451
    Location:
    Denmark
    @Sternenlicht
    Hi Bastian - what did you use to make that three legged pot-stand - I really like that design!
     
  17. Sternenlicht

    Sternenlicht Subscriber

    Offline
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    253
    Location:
    Hürtgenwald
    @Harder D. Soerensen
    Thanks Harder!
    I took a brass band, I mean it was about 0,5mm thickness and brass tubes with 3mm inner diameter. Everything is brazed, but I think solderring should also work.
    The wind shield is made from a aerosol can.
    For the legs I took 3mm brazing rods. Not stainless, but they also work for some years now.

    Ciao, Bastian