tryin2lhard: @porkamotorka mladenkorotaj was the fella that inspired me, my next design
has advanced quite a bit from this design. I want my presto logs to be 2"
in diameter for the small wood cook stove I will be building this summer. I
like SuperMrStefi's as well, simple designs and very efficient and quick
production of bricks.
tryin2lhard: I like the idea of using presto logs, easy to store. I have looked into the
sawdust stoves and do not like them. Thanks for sharing.
tryin2lhard: I had one individual put thumbs down that they did not like this, my
thoughts are if you do not like it at least tell me why, especially if
there is room for improvement. Silly people.
tryin2lhard: I actually decided not to go with this design, if you take a look through
my videos, you will see a much smaller version that produces four logs. I
did build that one and yes it worked beautifully. I would venture a guess
that the reason why your having trouble removing the push rods is alignment
issues. If you have any kind of close tolerances this will become an issue
if alignment is not precise. I decided not to go the presto log route, they
just do not burn hot.
Matt Hopkins: many thanks for replying, im new t youtube so i have loads of catchingup on
posted vids. I will take a look through your vids. I got the logs pressed
but getting them out of the pipes was the problem, the rams were to short,
major design fault on my part...lol think i used the steel on another
project now. Keep up the good informitive posts.
outdoorsman310: when are you building this? the top bar under the jack looks a little weak.
go to a steel vendor to buy the stuff it will be pretty cheap. could you
make these out of newspaper? or paper and sawdust? could you use shredded
paper? without plastic in it from letters obviously pretty cool design.
tryin2lhard: @porkamotorka Hey thanks so much, I have done another scaled down design
which I will be posting, excited to do the build this summer. Appreciate
tryin2lhard: @tryin2lhard I leave the comment section open so you can express your likes
and dislikes, I am sure we can all do some wonderful things with these
ideas if we are open with one another.
tryin2lhard: @outdoorsman310 The top bar under the jack will be a 1",1" steel square
tubing, in theory it should be strong enough, hey if not I can double it. I
did watch a video of a Russian fella that combined paper with his sawdust
mix, I am thinking that this would work quite well, I would stay away from
plastic and make sure any of it was removed before using. Thanks for your
comment, will post a video of the build later this summer.
Matt Hopkins: I know this is a year old since posting but only just found it. I tried
something of the same design using a car jack and four steel pipes. I found
the presure needed to make sure the logs stayed together when removed was
such, that on my design i ran out of travel for the push rods. This made
removing then a real bitch. I see by your design you have loads more height
to your frame and much longer push rods, did this work out ok or is it not
built yet? keen to know results Regards Matt
Inspironator: I like the idea, but don't you want the logs to have a hole in the center
for air to enter, when using the Rocket Stove? I like the idea of being
able to push the pressed logs out. Aren't they fragile when they are still
wet? So if you do that, how will you catch 9 at one time. I hope you are
able to make this work. I'd consider making one myself! :))
tryin2lhard: Actually from what I have seen in others videos the logs are pretty darn
stable. I have thought of using some kind of cloth to catch them. This
could sit right in a large container to catch the water as well. With logs
this small in diameter there would be no need for a hole in the center,
right now we are burning three and a half inch sawdust logs with no holes
in the center with no problems. I cannot see any reason why this would not
work, pretty straight forward.Thanks for commenting.
frederico George: If you have plenty of sawcust, maybe a sawdust stove would be more time and
tryin2lhard: @99cachorro I forgot to mention that this log machine was designed for
another wood stove build I will be doing this summer, I really like the
idea of a small compact wood cook stove with an oven with glass plate
windows so I can view the fire.