“Bite something cooked inside of my shiny metal stomach,” doesn’t have quite the same ring as Bender Bending Rodriquez’s usual catchphrase, but it sounds a lot better to my taste buds and teeth.
And should anyone so choose, they can also eat something cooked inside of Bender’s stomach, thanks to U.K. welder and all around drunken genius Rob Halftroll – by far the coolest last name I’ve typed in a while – has offered up something of a D.I.Y. tutorial covering how he created his own Bender woodstove. Fun on a bun! The hot dog and hamburger kind of fun, that is. Halftroll explains the concept rather eloquently.
A short while ago I moved to a new workshop and the cooler evenings had me thinking about making a decent size woodstove, a few days later while watching Futurama and drunk as a skunk an idea came to me. Three weeks later, 5 gas bottles, 5kg of welding wire, 90 litres of CO2, various bits of steel mostly 1.2mm sheet, plenty of plasters and copious amounts of alcohol this is what I ended up with.”
Lets go already…to a brief video of the most hilarious stove to ever exist in action.
And since there wouldn’t be a functioning Bender without alcohol, Halftroll even fitted the hand so you can keep your beer in it. Note that it’s actually brake fluid in the bottle in the below image. Mmm.
So even if you want to use a bottle of Slurm instead of beer, you can do that too. And considering there won’t be anymore Futurama after this fall, you might want to make a Leela napkin holder and a Zoidberg spice rack to keep Bender company.
For something else cool and handmade and Futurama-themed, we take you to the fanmade opening sequence.