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Copenhagen pt 1

by James Wampler
(Shelbyville, Ky. USA)

A little late in the update, so I'll try to run another one on Friday with the Part 2! My Sunday update got shuffled under some other things - - I found a black widow spider in my classroom and developed a few lessons on it...

I mentioned in my last post the helpful attitude of the online community. The creator of the copenhagen stove is on there, and I began to build a copenhagen stove on my spare time. I cannibalized the solar reflector for my evacuated tube oven and made the 4 squares. I just need to punch the holes and sew it together with a shoelace!

I went out and got two pyrex bowls for cooking. My mother donated a neat little cooking tin that you can open with a clasp (she said it was for baking cakes)- I'm planning on painting it black to increase its efficiency. I should finish the stove Thursday night and we have a 4 day weekend this weekend...partial sun predicted for Saturday, Sunday and Monday! I'll post pictures for the part 2.

In other news, oven thermometers came in the mail today...which is what reminded me that I hadn't written an entry in a while! Students will use these to construct a graph of how fast their oven heats up.

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Feb 19, 2015
by: James

Thank you for the tip! That was something that I was trying to think through the other day - - how to paint things without making someone sick.

That is one of the reasons I'm moving away from the pizza box cookers - I feel like the glue and black paint for the interior might introduce chemicals at a high heat that might not be a good idea.

Feb 11, 2015
curing the paint
by: Nathan

If you spray paint the pan, the best is the high temp bbq paint at any variety retail chain.
Once you paint the outside, make sure to dry and heat up the pan to cure the paint and so that you can rid it of as much of the paint smell as possible.

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