Thursday, February 28, 2013

Meat Smoker From An Old Refrigerator

This is a good idea for a smoker. I have one that I made from an old dishwasher. A metal one of course; not one of the plastic jobs they sell now.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Tuna Can Alcohol Stove

I'm going to give this a try. I have made a couple of the pop-can stoves of various designs, and some of them burn quite efficiently. But they are fragile enough to require a separate pot support, and they also tend to be more involved to build than this tuna can stove. The tuna can stove is exceedingly simple to build and operate, and is strong enough to be its own pot support as well as stand up to the rigors of riding in a backpack or bugout bag. One comment, though: the author uses a paper punch and states in the comments that it works fine on aluminum cans. Ok, but the tuna I buy comes in steel cans. If yours does too, you might want to punch the holes with something other than a paper punch.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Home-Built Garden Trailer

This is a great looking little garden trailer, built for next to nothing. It would come in handy for hauling firewood out of the back lot, among other uses.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Home Built Crane

I could really use something like this. I often need to lift, move and/or load heavy and unwieldy items and this DIY crane would be just the ticket. It could be improved by the addition of an electric or PTO winch from a tow truck. In fact, as long as you have the mobile power source you might as well have front, center and rear PTOs and perhaps a hydraulic system. It could start out simple and evolve over time as your needs change.