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    Excellent work! I like the simplicity of the peined bolts, very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog1981 View Post
    Thanks Everyone
    I have thought about fitting folding side handles but I just use a pot Grip
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Trangia-TH-2...2022804&sr=1-1
    Teno making you one shouldn't be a problem it the postage that might work out a little expensive
    I was kidding, just wondering on your good tutorial and amazing work!

    Cheers!!!

    Marcelo

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    Very nice! With how hard it is to find Zebra cans and the price point it is always nice to find a good alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder 9 View Post
    Thanks warthog1981 for an
    excellent photo tutorial.

    Beautiful customization.

    Now if someone would tell
    me the American name for
    those electrical connectors
    and where to get them
    I would be in business.

    Tried to find some at Ace Hardware
    when I modded a Zebra pot
    and they could not find them
    from my verbal description.
    Do a print screen of the page and go to your local electrical supply house or Google "electrical connecters" and compare pictures.

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    Nice work, but you don't need to use steel cable and connectors to have a close stowing handle.
    Solid wire, formed into an ellipse, will fold down around the can, touching all the way around so it almost isn't there at all. You already have clearance for it with the way your ears are bent out from the sides.
    Mine was made on a small 100mm diameter stainless mug, with the handle removed to turn it into a billy. Fits inside a hobo stove made from a 120mm Zebra can.
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    great work!

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    Great tutorial.

    I made one and used similar d-rings but attached them with JBweld. So far it's held up great.

    Love making and using my own gear. Gives me even more satisfaction as well as I can build more for the same amount of money as I can buy it.

    Charlie

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    Beautiful work, and great tips!
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    This is an excellent step-by-step explanation with very clear photos!

    Thanks for the clever, yet simple, way to determine when the handles are exactly opposite each other; I had often resorted to more complicated measuring techniques.
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    Thanks Folks im glad that its been of some use

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