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This project shouldn't take any more than 5-10 minutes, as long as you have 1-2 matchboxes, an Altoids smalls tin, and a hot glue gun.
 
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Step 1: Cutting the Matchbox

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I used two different kinds of matchbox, only one of which I needed the rough part from. You know, the part that you strike the matches on. Anyway, use scissors to cut it off.

Step 2: Gluing Them Together

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Using a hot glue gun, glue the cut-off part of the matchbox to the bottom of the tin.

Step 3: Add Matches

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Now take about 6 matches and put them in the tin. Now you've got a matchbox tin! (Or would it be a match-tin?)
BatchDesigner3 months ago

Cool. Couldn't you just use lighters, though? The new lighters, if used full time, (which means holding the button for like 1 day) lasts about 30 hours, and a match, at max, 2-3 minutes.

And if the striking part was in the inside, wouldn't it be safe from water, wind, or any other elements that might wear it down before you even had a chance to strike it?

justjimAZ2 years ago
Cool.
Could you put the rough part (strike strip) inside the tin?

No, do not do this. You're now introducing the chance that it can ignite while in transit.

if you did put it on the inside, put it on the top.
PTMoney12 (author)  justjimAZ2 years ago
You could, but it would be harder to strike. I used matches from one matchbox and the rough part of another empty one (of a different brand) I had lying around. Mine takes several strikes just to light as it is. You could try putting it inside, but it would be easier if the matches and the rough part were from the same box.
bpfh2 years ago
"Burning people could cause them to die". This appeals to my dark and warped sense of humor!
Give a man fire he will be warm for an evening.........
I think it would be match tin, nice work!
PTMoney12 (author)  audreyobscura2 years ago
Thanks!