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Fuzzy Junior Stove
This stove is a shorter version of Fuzzy's Lil' Stove. Fuzzy's Lil' Stove is an ingenious design. In my opinion it deserves top ratings for: inexpensive and easy-to-obtain materials, simple tools, easy to build, light weight, and fast cooking.

The motivator for the Fuzzy Junior stove design is that I really like Fuzzy's Lil' Stove but I did not trust myself to not spill a pot when using it. So I built a shorter version to go under my pot stand. It has the added benefit of being extinguishable by any flat object (such as the bottom of your pot).

Subjectively, I thought this stove was a real winner. I built several, cooked with it, and put together this web page. Then I decided to document the performance of all my stoves and was surprised to find out that this one put out the least power. Its lower output is offset by fuel efficiency and I have found it to be useful for extended cooking using a skillet.

click for higher resolution picture Mark lines on a pop can 1-1/2" from the bottom and 1-1/8" from the top.
click for higher resolution picture Use a can opener to remove the top.
click for higher resolution picture Here I used a rotary tool to rip into the middle of the can. A simpler way is to stab into the can with the point of a paring knife. Use scissors to roughly cut the can in half.
click for higher resolution picture Use scissors to cut off the bottom and top sections of the can. Sand the cut edges so that they are not sharp.
click for higher resolution picture Use a Sharpie to mark the edge of the top section in eighths. You can just eyeball this by marking the halves, then the quarters, and then the eighths.
click for higher resolution picture At each mark, firmly press the top section against an edge (of a board, table, or counter, etc.) to make a permanent indentation that extends into the shoulder of the can.
Here is a picture of the completed top section showing the indentations.
click for higher resolution picture Slide the top section into the bottom section.
click for higher resolution picture This is the finished product.
click for higher resolution picture Action shot!
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