- How to build a Simple Homemade Water Distiller.Great for emergency or everyday use.This video shows the build of a Deluxe "Stainless Steel" Pure Water Still.This Distills all types of Dirty-water/Salt-water to a clean fresh drinking water.The materials you need for this project are : the 24" stainless steel supply lines are 3/4". the pvc piece is 1 1/4" OD to 3/4" threaded. the coupler is 1 1/4" to 1 1 /4". (adjust these as necessary to your specific kettle)Made using a stainless steel teapot and 6 feet of stainless steel tubing,this can either be used on a standard stove burner or rocket stove/campfire/parabolic dish for total off-grid operation. This assembles/disassembles fast for easy portability.This produces water about 50% faster than my standard stainless steel design
- How to build a Simple,Effective Metal Melting Furnace using Old Steel Container and Ceiling Fan parts. No welding required
This video series shows the build of a homemade cheap metal melting furnace.No welds were required to make this furnace.An old steel container was used for the body of the furnace.Masking tapes was used to provide a visual guide for cutting the furnace with an angle grinder.The container was 13 inch from the bottom.High temperature castable refractory and ceramic insulation were used in order to reduce propane fuel use and to allow for the possibility of melting copper alloys. Most of the materials, besides the ceramic insulation and castable refractory, were salvaged for this build.
- How to build a Homemade Wooden Bandsaw Mill from Scratch.Step by step build InstructionsThis video series shows the build of a Homemade Bandsaw Mill from Start to finish.The design for the saw is a good one, in that it was rock solid as it was making the cuts. Making the saw itself move as opposed to moving the wood through it would really make the build a lot more complex. Beefing up the frame to resist movement (chatter) while cutting through 16" of hard maple would be difficult, especially if the height was also adjustable.Using a stick to lever the wood through the saw was a very good way to regulate a steady feed rate and took little effort. For serious cutting in green, thick hardwood, a 2hp motor doesn't really "cut" it. To make the cutting more efficient (read faster), the blade speed should be very high - as high as 6000 fpm - and a motor that size doesn't have the power. A 6-8 hp gas engine would be much better