Collapsible Wood Stove
The front and
side panels all have 90 degree flanges on their ends.
These flanges are nested behind the threaded rod (the only part
purchased from the hardware store). The key engineering feature is the
wing nuts on the threaded rod: they snug up the whole box and the
compression holds the stove together. Plus, the heat expansion adds to
the stability too by making the box even tighter. After hours and hours
of burning no significant warping has occured; and what has occurred is
not a problem given the compression of the nuts. Obiously machine bent
metal would be even better but its far from necessary to make a fully
The stove cooked perfectly too - a nice
even constant heat, unlike many gas stoves. My tacos and eggs and
sausage were tasty.