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Old 09-07-2016   #1
 
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Da Crusher - can crusher that is

I have a dead-blow hammer I use for my sand stake and a few other things around camp. I don't want to use it for complete can flattening as the plastic coating really takes a beating.

I'd be interested to hear what folks use (other than foot to can and the errant flat rock) to make those cans "wafer thin" (2pts).

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A buddy took an old hammer, chopped off most of the head and then welded a 4 or 5" circle of maybe half inch steel. Has a small 6x6" plate to set the cans on, works really well. A couple people have asked about him making more and he said it was such a PIA to make and was not very cost effective. Super cool and works awesome though, with the weight of the hammer it does most of the work.
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can we at least get a picture of the setup?
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Railroad junk salvaged base with a handle welded on. Drilled a hole for a piece of webbing. Still 30 bucks worth of T&M from my welding buddy. Cans are 1/2" or less after smashing, saves a ton of room if you bring a lot of beer. My buddy who had the 1/2" thick version had crusher envy after I busted this one out.
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The purest for of recycling is to toss the cans in the river. The ore came from the earth..... Return it to where it came. They sink straight away. Never float back up like the fishermans Mountain Dew bottles.
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Judo Chop Method. no tools except your dominate hand. Four wacks at a 20 degree angle and a light twist and crush. Much easier than carrying around equipment. A diagram might be best but youtube probably has it...
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Bring 1oz of water to boil in can, flip can upside down into cold water. Vacuum crush...
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Judo Chop Method. no tools except your dominate hand. Four wacks at a 20 degree angle and a light twist and crush. Much easier than carrying around equipment. A diagram might be best but youtube probably has it...
Agreed, Once you perfect this method it's clutch.
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Place a soup can in the fire, superheat it and add beer cans. Watch them disappear!
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I'm no scientist but me thinks the welded Thor hammer is the most practical approach.


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