Here are some photos with comments. No particular order.
|If your wood is a little damp, you can stack some for the next batch inside the pot windscreen to help cure it. Watch out for the primary draft holes. Wood stacked up against them gets hot enough to ignite.|
|Here are the components of the stove. From left, the combustion chamber (3" diameter x 4.5" tall) with pot stand (bent coathanger wire inserted in holes punched just below rim); the fire grate (bent chicken wire); stove windscreen (slice from disposable aluminum baking pan, held together with 2 paper clips); heat reflector (aluminum foil), legs (bent coathanger), and stove support plate (top from a larger can). Note: with the stove stand (heat reflector, legs and support plate) the stove can be run on a piece of newspaper without browning it).|
|A few of the earlier prototype stoves. The one in the middle was the first successful "idd" stove (Inverted Down Draft).|
|On the left is Jumbo. On the right is Lil Bro. Jumbo is made from one of the smaller coffee cans and puts out a lot of heat. As is, it also puts out a little black smoke which is unacceptable to me, but some might not mind. I am experimenting with primary air controls on this model.|
|Jumbo at work. Note the D-shaped pot stands|
|The next Jumbo stove? The can is 3" in diameter and quite tall.|