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Reply #50 - Mar 26th, 2017 at 8:57am

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This build type was very much inspired by the original image posed by Astroboy in reply #23 (Feb 25 2014) on this topic.
 


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Reply #51 - Mar 26th, 2017 at 9:49am

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Quite amazing Bob.

For those still interested in some history here is a link on their origins "perhaps"

http://www.diamantina.qld.gov.au/documents/800087/55295096-da5d-4d21-92c4-6f4f82...

The image below for the relevant page in the event that link somehow gets removed or changed.

If you are ever in Bedourie, Bill Thompson told me that the local tourist people have had about 1000 little six inch Bedourie camp ovens made in China out of zincalume and are selling them as souvenirs.  Due to material they are very clearly marked not to be used as a cooking device.


 

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Reply #52 - Mar 27th, 2017 at 7:46pm

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Nice job Rastas.

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Reply #53 - Mar 27th, 2017 at 11:25pm

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They would be a great project to make at sheet metal trade school.

I made similar items during my apprenticeship. Don't see tinsmans rivets used much these days.

Was that a love job, or paid for? A few hours work in that.
 

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Reply #54 - Mar 28th, 2017 at 8:53am

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When are we going to start putting reproduction camp ovens in the "History Section"
 
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