Just for fun on a rainy day

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  1. Twoberth

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    While Storm Dennis was rattling through, I decided to make a small stove to match a pan I had found at a car boot. Here it is, it's a 2 inch high petrol lipstick roarer, with wick and gauze. It fills (about 10 ccs) from the bottom.

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    The camera wouldn't focus on the water because of the steam, but it is boiling!

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    That’s grand. How do you fill it? I was thinking the lipstick’s threaded but I can’t see spanner (wrench) flats and it looks like it’s brazed at the joint - filler cap in the base like an older pattern Radius 42.

    Head back to the car boot with it and if a stove collector comes along see them freak out.
     
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    Spot on with your observations and interpretation John!

    Yes, the stainless lipstick, it's cap and copper sleeve are all brazed together and then brazed onto the tank. Wick assembly is pushed up inside the lipstick using long tweezers through the recessed filler hole underneath.

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    Stick a right-angled coil burner on that, lay it on its side and you’ve a mini-Borde - or (hushed tones) a bomb!

    Looking forward too to the paraffin version with the tiniest of pumps.

    The Lamb paraffin stove holds the record for smallest at present, I reckon.

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    John
     
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    @Twoberth, according to the weather forecast you have quite a few 'rainy days' ahead to ponder Johns suggestion. :)
     
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    Pretty neat, how long will that wick last though?
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    Unknown, but it’s cotton string.
    Same string I use to make eleventy one rags.