Re-Clutter your Life (#Terraintober Immersion marker Project) Part 21 – Charcoal Burner

This Part 21 of a series of a fair few posts, Part 1 (link here) gives an overview and the philosophy applied to the series – cheap, simple and fun.

Today my favourite so far the Charcoal Burner, a very common feature up to the second part of the 20th century, it is used to produce charcoal. In Sweden as in many countries charcoal was important during the war years due to fuel rationing and the of coal to produce wood gas to use for vehicle fuel.

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A Charcoal burner is basically a packed pile of wood covered and being burnt to produce charcoal, here is a video (in Swedish, showing an overview, if you are interested).

Anyway this is how I made one (note my support arrangements have been simplifed)

I found this in the rubbish probably with some sauce or something from a takeaway
And a measuring cup for medicine
I cut a hole in the big piece and cut away a part of the small mug
Glue it down
Cover with filler, acryulic adhesive, no more nails or something like that
I then started building up the supports (thinly cut coffee stirrers) and then added some glue and sand
I used some clay to do the little exhaust, added some wood for some door, a straw for the extraction pipe and then also to add some shape to the top.
Keep an hole on the top before you add glue and sand to it all.

Then I added a ladder (and also a platform as seen later).
Sprayed it brown before painting (the I washed it with black ink to get that forestry dark earth colour like seen in the video)

Really happy with that, I will do a Charcoal Burners hut later as part of this project and some more piles of earth to put around the burner. Spend is still £24.42 in total as we just used coffee stirrers and some junk.

Tomorrow, we will do something else…

/ Hope that was of some interest

7 thoughts on “Re-Clutter your Life (#Terraintober Immersion marker Project) Part 21 – Charcoal Burner

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