Need Seek Outside stove photos

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  1. Sandcut

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    Hey y'all,

    After seeing just how well a small tent stove really works a few weeks back, my old bones are telling me that I need one. But, as I mentioned many times before on this forum, I'm cheap and the TiGoat stove that I'm looking at is approaching $300. Plus, I like to fiddle with things, so I thought I'd take a poke at making a tent stove.

    So, after thinking about it a bit, I figured out a rough design based on the availability of small squares of sheet metal available at the local hardware store. In looking around for stove pipe designs tonight, I ran across Seek Outside's stove and it's pretty much what I was thinking of making, more or less. The one thing that I noticed in their assembly video was that the sides of the stove appear to slide together somehow, but I can't make out how from their photos or video. It might be something I try to copy if I can manage it with my metal brake.

    Could someone who owns a Seek Outside stove please photograph the inside edges of the stove side panels for me, so I can see how they hold together? Don't worry, I don't intend to sell these, so it won't be a design copy issue. I only plan on making one or two of these things for a prototype and maybe an improvement modification if I can find an improved design after using it a bit.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    yes, I think so. If I get what your asking. You connect the 4 walls. The 2 long sides are the female sides and the smaller shorter ends are the male. Then set the 4 walls on the bottom, put on the top and use the long threaded poles/legs to keep it together.
     
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    Note that the four walls have slightly shorter length and width dimensions that the top and bottom panels, so the joined corners of the wall panels sit inside the vertical/90* borders of the bottom and top panels.
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    SO has upgraded the features of their front panel design since my purchase, but I believe the joining mechanisms of the wall panels is the same.
     
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    Thanks so much. I think I understand it now, although I'm not sure if I'll be able to make the bend in that female end anywhere close to what they do due to the thickness of the sheet metal that I have to work with. I've got some ideas from this, though.

    Now to see what I can put together.
     
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    That fold looks like a 'Pittsburgh seam' or lock seam with the fold over flange bent back on its self rather than folding over the male part locking the male part in. A sheet metal shop or HVAC shop can run that through a machine special made for doing that bend.
    I copied this image from the interwebs to illustrate and give ideas. Number 16 is the male piece. Number 22 is the lock tab. From the previously posted picture it looks like the number 22 is bent down and away from the male part thus letting the male part go into and out with being retained there. This is seam done in one pass on a machine made to do it. You would have to fold back the locking flange as a separate operation.
    Just giving ideas.
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    Maybe you could use ductwork cleets to assemble your panels. "Far north bushcraft" has a great video on making a stove from a steel 5 gallon bucket w/lid.
     
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    I've seen that. I'm looking for something a bit smaller, although that video series has me looking for nested chimney pipe for pellet stoves.

    I did pick up a couple different sized sheets of 22 guage weldable steel this evening to experiment on this weekend.
     
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    I like the 5 gallon bucket unit Lonnie made. Though not really backpackable, it is small enough, throws off good heat and could be used for small cooking chores and heating water. Please show us what you come up with.
     
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    Definitely interested in seeing your final design! I've yet to camp with a tent stove, but the prospect does seem nice, especially as it might allow for forays later into the winter.
     
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    I made one years ago out of some scrap stainless but kept adding more and more features til it got too heavy even for the toboggan

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    Check out the ceramic reflector
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    Two piece stock pot stove not what OP was about .The pots just happened to nest with each other .
    I have since added a semi circle lid on top .

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    Seek outside XL titanium with 4" stove pipe.

    My Tipi 2 .jpg~original.jpg
     
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    I have th SO stove and I was not very pleased with it. Opening the door was tough because the sove itselve was pretty flimsy. I ended up getting a cylinder stove which was a lot better the door for it with the latch was also a lot easier to open and close.

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
     
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    That's good to know. I just haven't had the time to goof around with the metal yet.
     
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    [​IMG] 59$ amazon special![​IMG]
     
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    I actually have one of those, but it's just too big to haul around. It weighs as much as the rest of my winter camping gear combined (and I'm no weight Queenie by any stretch of the imagination!)

    It would be good for car camping or on a sled behind a snowmobile.
     
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    Agreed![emoji4]
     
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    Just wondering how you like this stove - I have been looking on amazon at these but some of the reviews have me a bit skeptical???
     
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    Making / modifying a Hot Tent stove.
    My thread on buying, testing, and the start of modifying the "Great Northern" stove. At this point, I think building a ammo can sized stove being from all welded steel sheet and using the roll up TiGoat smoke stack would be ideal for winter Pulk camping. That will be my second stove after finishing the "Great Northern" modding.
     
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    This is my ammo can stove. It's cheap.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Here are a few, this is the XL

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    I actually like it with the exception of the weight. It holds pretty good sized logs. The latch needs bent to be more user friendly but other than that and the crappy paint that needs burned off and replaced it's a good entry level stove in my opinion.
     
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    I cut my big 12" x 12" x 24" deep stove with a 5" pipe to 12" x 8" x 16" deep with a 4" pipe. Fits nicely on my toboggan and heats my small wall tent really well. Not an overnighter stove, but it throws out plenty of short-term term heat and great to cook over with the 5" hole cut out on stove surface.

    Original size of stove and tent

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    This is what I ended up with, with plate over the cut out "cooking hole" on stove surface,

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    Stove with plate removed from stove surface,

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    Same wall tent cut down to use on solo canoe/toboggan trips with small stove,

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    Shortly after ice out, NY ADK's

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