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Altoid tins storage containers for small parts

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I use altoid tins fo storing small things, like snaps, rivets, and other small items for leather working. It stikes me that they woud also be good for storin small screws, resistors and such, so I submit this small storage system for yor consideration. Thank you and please add any corrections in the comments. 
Materials needed: 5- 2" X 9" X 1/8" Plywood 24 1" lng pieces of 1/2" dowel 8 1/2" lng walnut or hardwood of choice Roto tool (for turning 1/2" dowel into knobs) 8 Altoids tins paint of choice (if desired, or can be left unpainted) Glue
 
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Step 1:

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Cut all parts and paint tops of tins

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Assemble and glue plywood and 1" dowels, put weight on top and walk away for the night. Since we have a rockshop I used cut agate geodes for weights, have plenty of them laying around waiting to be groung and polished.

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Paint tops of tins or not depening on perference

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Turn walnut knobs with rotory tool

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Glue knobs to tins.

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done

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I added two strips of masonite on the back to keep the tins from sliding through.
BigMrTree1 year ago
Great use of the tins!! Looks like a fun, easy project and very useful!!
ebosloor1 year ago
Being on the road for long periods of time, I always bring Altoids in order to have fresh breath when talking to clients. As I am always on the road, I accumulated Altoid cans. This blog actually gives me an idea on what to do with these Altoid cans. Small storage for small items at home. I must have accumulated about 20 cans already.
hjjusa (author) 2 years ago
That was step7 did't make it on for sme reason, better go back and edit it. Thanks for the reply.
aideym2 years ago
great idea. I would maybe add a strip of ply or moulding at the back to prevent the tins from pushing through. I can see some of these ending up in my shed
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