Folding wind screen - Dimensions

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  1. anlrolfe

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    I would like to make a folding wind screen for a 1/2 pt stove like Primus 96, 00 or Radius 210. I have some brass sheet and can get stainless rod, but I need dimensions. Some quick measurements or sketch would be of great help.

    Thanks,

    AR
     
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    Any good? My 96 windscreen.

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    Bill, nothing to do with the original post, but I notice the markings on your tape are 'tearing' at the extremities.

    Is this a quirk of digital photography, or is it down to the lens.

    Did this happen with 35mm I wonder? I doubt I'll ever buy another roll of film, so I shan't be experimenting.
     
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    I just checked the original images I took and they are fine.
    It must be because I used Gimp to crop the images and then used Phatch to resize and optimise them so I could keep a decent size image but at a smallish file size (Gimp and Phatch are graphics progs I use in Ubuntu)
     
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    Bill, Bill, you da man, if you can't do it no one can.

    Pullin' my biscuits out of the fire one more time.

    Thanks.. or Cheers,

    AR
     
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    Andy if you could do with bigger sharper pics I can email better ones to you.
     
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    Hey, thanks from here also. What I want to know is how to make the bends in the sheet? Absolutley no specific tools to do that so would be "make do" from here.
    Thanks,
    Bob
     
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    Bill,

    I think that these are more than good enough for the way I hack metal. I may even be able to start on something tomorrow. I have some brass sheet stock and stainless steel welding electrode available. I have found that if you knock off the flux they polish out OK for general use.

    I may end up being the only person on the block with a folding BRASS windscreen, or it could just end up in the waste bucket. Never know till I try.

    Thanks,

    Andy
     
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    Interesting link George, thanks.
     
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    Kero,

    Nice link and good info on basic tin smithing. I like the inference about "more than the usual number of thumbs"

    This will be very helpful for my project and probably others who follow this thread down the road.

    Cheers,

    AR
     
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    George,
    Thanks for the link. Just the information I needed for several projects. Seems Gerry had a similar link last year but I lost all of my bookmarks in a fit of computer genius.
    Bob
     
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    Well I just gave it a crack using Bills photos as a guide. Don't laugh (well not so loud that I can hear you). If you want yours to look like mine just don't measure and gesstimate everything and you will be sweet... Tools needed children's scissors. Kitchen knife.

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    Looking forward to seeing the brass one, I assume it will make mine look very "play school".

    Thanks Bill, this will sit on the pocket primus that came from you. At least until I make a better one.

    Dan
     
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    :shock: bloody hell Dan you made a windshield today and now your going to make a better pocket primus than i sent you? :shock: it wasn't that bad was it? good on you for your confidence though ;) :lol:

    nice one on the windshield :thumbup:
    if i made one it would need to be out of plywood as i'm ok with a bit of timber but metal :roll: ](*,) i'd of cut up a tin can and made do :lol:
    i hope the other stoves get there soon mate [-o<
     
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    Looking back at this post, I should be ashamed because I still haven't gotten to it. Lately I've been doing hand-to-hand combat with a 1/2pt Radius which brings me back around to fabricating a folding screen. I've got material, both brass and galvanized stock, but would like input on methods to fold and roll the metal to get the best results using simple hand tools.

    Any advise welcome.

    AR
     
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    Well, turns out I had all the materials just sitting around and I've finally gotten "round tuit"
    I used a piece of .015 x 4 x 10 brass stock and large paper clips for legs
    Tools on hand were simple, just like the craftsman. T-square, steel tape measure, razor knife, channel lock pliers, vise grip sheet metal pliers and hammer. I allowed 5mm x 15mm notches for the hinges and it seemed to work out perfect for gap and to wrap around the paper clips.

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    Now I've got to get out and use it properly with some trail time.

    and BTW, I should be horse whipped for letting this go unattended for so long as it does a disservice to all the helpful advice given and for that I deeply apologize.

    AR
     
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    Hi, the windshield looks great and rhe brass really classy compared with tin-plate.
    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.