Primus 210 outfit

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  1. Twoberth

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    I didn't know where to put this post, as it's not a reference stove and not really a fettling post.

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    It is a pictorial story of a Primus 210 tank that I bought recently and decided to convert into an outfit. The stove tank is not remarkable other than it was made in 1948, the year I was born.

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    The tank had been in the corner for a while with no burner or legs, when my wife came back from shopping with a box and said 'is this any use for your stoves'. That is when the idea started to make the missing parts and put the whole stove outfit into the box.

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    Making the legs was straightforward, and the techniques are well documented on this site.

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    Next was the tinware. I had recently bought some 0.5mm thick steel sheet and so I made the windshield, funnel and tins from this material, using tinsmithing techniques which you can find (here).

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    The tins were hard to make. I now think 0.5mm is too thick for normal tinsmithing - the forming was very hard and because of the thick steel the soldering of the seams took a long time with a 110Watt iron

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    The funnel was easy using the steel sheet and a 15mm plumbing pipe off cut

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    Overall, I am pleased with the result for my 'birthday year' stove, and it will definitely be a keeper.

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    The number 4 silent burner with lighter was a spare, so that was a bonus.

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    There is room in the box for a small roarer burner as well if the components are rearranged.
     
  2. G1gop

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    That's a beautiful kit. Well done!
     
  3. Marc

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    Great work! That's a useful kit!
     
  4. Wim

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    VERY nice! Congrats! And having the choice between roarer and silent burner is a big bonus imho.
     
  5. z1ulike

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    You made those tins...AMAZING! With those kind of skills you could make a metal box to replace the alligator one. That way you won't be worried about throwing in the back of the car for trip to the beach. Well done!

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  6. IvanN

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    well done
     
  7. Haggis

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    Very nice,,, inspiring
     
  8. nmp

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    Nice one @Twoberth tinsmithing is progressing!
    Nick
     
  9. Twoberth

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    Thanks everyone.
    @nmp Progress is slow but enjoyable!
     
  10. Ed Winskill

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    Beautiful work! 1948 was indeed a good year.
     
  11. Ian

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    Good work.
    I do like 210s; capable stoves in a compact package, particularly so in outfit form.