- (1) 4 Liter/ 1Gallon Paint Can - Plain, Unfilled Type ($3-$5)
- (1) 1 Liter Apple Juice Can ($1)
- (1) Adjustable Metal Hose Clamp ($1.50)
- (1) Printed Template Of Drill Holes (Optional) (Basically Free)
- Power Drill
- Step Drill Bit (1/16" to 3/4")
- Sharpie Pen
- Measuring Tape
- Can Opener (The One That Cuts On The Inside, Not Around The Outside)
- Screw Driver or Driver Bit
Take the lid of the paint can and use the apple can to trace out the centered position with your sharpie pen, like illustrated below. Now create a second circle inside the main circle you created with the apple juice can. Make this second circle smaller by 1/2" or 1-1/2cm.
Now draw lines connecting the circles together. Cut out the inner circle and then proceed to cut the lines up to the main circle. This with create tabs that will create a compression fit when we insert the apple can.
Step 2 - Marking the drill holes in paint can & apple juice can, then drilling them out.
You will only need to drill 14-3/4" holes just above the lip of the bottom of the paint can. You will need to use a step drill bit to cleanly achieve this. I recommend that you mark (14) 1-1/2" on center dots with your sharpie. This should give you approx 1/2" to 3/4" spacing between holes.
You will need to take your can opener and open one end of the apple juice can, I would only use the can opener type that cuts open the top and not the side of the can, if you cut the side of the can you start to loose strength and can bend out of shape easily.
Now mark 8 dots (3/4 inch drill bit holes) spaced out approx 2 inches apart around the bottom side of the apple juice can.
Step 3 - Putting It All Together
After that you are pretty much ready to start your first fire in your new Wood Gas Stove!
You will need to hammer or pound in the lid to the paint can to securely fit into place.
*******Notice Of First Time Burn********
Most paint cans these days come with a grey paint liner in them, so the first couple of burns you will need to burn off this grey liner and by doing so will produce a lot of black smoke. It took me approx three full burns to completely get rid of the liner. You may try to sand blast it off or use some kind of paint remover.