Jim Wood wrote:Regarding your question about the new hole pattern, I guess the answer is just that I wanted to simplify construction even more than that of the original and the new pattern was easier to describe.
A few additional holes also seem to make the stove burn a bit hotter, though as noted in the article, a variety of hole patterns also work fine.
Thanks. I used the template from the Zen Stoves site http://zenstoves.net/Templates.htm#3ozAluminum
which makes it easy to line up the holes. I added a simmer modification which covers/uncovers the lower row of holes to create a "simmer cat" as needed. I used a of ring of aluminum (from a pop can) which covers the lower row of holes but has matching holes. This ring can be rotated to uncover/cover the holes in the lower row.
I imagine the same thing could be done with the docking system described on your website.
Thanks again for the detailed instructions.