Tatonka cup lid.

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  1. Pete B

    Pete B Supporter Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    I was inspired by IA Woodsman's great how to vid on his Nesters cup lid, thanks IA :). So I went and bought a Tatonka cup but couldn't find a suitable can for a lid so made one out of some old aluminium .

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    The lid was shaped around a wooden former and the handle is a D ring covered in electric cable insulation which is held on with two copper pop rivets.

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    Thought I'd give it it's first fire up on a Hexy stove , had to add a couple of tent stakes , no way could I get the cup to balnace on the stove even when closed up as for canteen cups :eek:.

    Cheers,
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    Wow, vey nice job, I like the handle, great Mod
     
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    Very Good!
    I have an aluminum serving tray from Goodwill setting in my workshop for just that purpose.
    I really like your idea of the wire insulation.
     
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    Very Nice Pete I made one for My G.I Canteen cup Here is a Pic
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    Nice, metal forming, cool stuff.
     
  6. Pete B

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    Nice work mainewoods , looks great :).

    Cheers,
    Pete.
     
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    YA both do some nice work.
     
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    Good job, looks like store bought. Thanks.
     
  9. IA Woodsman

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    That look great. Could you take a pic of the form you used?
     
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    Nice job Pete thanks for the idea gonna have to do that to my blue enamel cup.
     
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    That's top's mate.

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  12. Pete B

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    Here you go IA.

    Nothing fancy, just an old bit of ply . I drew around the cup and cut out on the line as the first attempt was a bit too big.

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    Held in a vice using a bit of leather to protect the aluminium.

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    Then hammer the edge over after which even the edge off.
    This metal was a bit thicker than was ideal and also pretty old and work hardened so I annealed it first ,carefully :D ,with a blow torch.

    Pete.
     
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    nice job,
     
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    Thanks Pete
     
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    Pete your projects are great. Could you tell me what I might be able to do to get results like yours? My lid wants to fold up like a bottle cap instead of the smooth look like yours.

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    Thank you for posting how you did this & for any help you can give in getting mine straight.
     
  16. Pete B

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    Looking at yours I would say that perhaps it's just a case of just a little too much material folded over but looks good so far. I really like the Swiss M84 canteen set too.

    Mine do this often as I kind of take a guess at how much to leave for folding ..about 1cm give or take, then start to tap over. When it starts to wrinkle like yours I stop and use tin snips to trim off a little , that usually allows me to finish tapping the metal over.

    Once it's got a lip all the way around the lid I then lay it flat on a table and with the wooden former in place I give the former a couple of hard hits with a heavy hammer to true up the lid then scribe a line all the way around the rim and cut that off and file flat.

    Really hard to put into words :)....hope that makes a little sense mate.....clear as mud lol.

    atb,
    Pete.
     
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    Thanks a bunch for your help!
     
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    I should've looked this up sooner!I bought a bag of kids metal cooking play set just to see if the metal lids would fit my cup.all were 1/4 to 3/8 to big.never thought of making a form and pounding the edges down.thanks!
     

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