Step 4: Gluing

Test fit all parts together as shown in the above image. Glue all parts together following the instructions for your epoxy.
It is easier to glue the spindle into the top before gluing the collar on.
At this point, you can put the lid in the lathe to round off the upper edge of the collar, however it is not necessary.
After the glue has dried, tie the string through the hole in the lid.
fellow casher from CA/MT here nice instructable happy cashing geocashe user name AFriendlyJS
Might I suggest adding an o-ring. Unsealed caches are prone to moisture problems. Paper is great food for mold.
I jut added that to my the design. Also, I would recomend using water proof paper.
as a cheap waterproof &quot;paper&quot; you can use tyvek that sometimes can be found on envelopes or in kite stores. mostly it is white and one side of the surface looks like old paper or leather. <br> <br>you can write on it and i saw printed symbols on it so once i tried to print on it with my old laserjet printer. the first attempt wasn't good - i printed on the surface side of the tyvek sheet, glued on a normal paper to make it more stiff. the result was the tyvek melted around the hot laser printing cylinder. fortunately i could pull the sheet away from the cylinder and the printer worked as it did before. in my second attempt i tried printing on the other side, being more flat, and it worked fine. the result was ok - if i didn't fold it too often the laser toner stayed stable enough on the tyvek - and it was water resistant! <br> <br>sure... you can buy waterproof paper somewhere but i wanted to try this material. for my purposes it worked well so if you have an old pinter around and you (or somebody else) wouldn't be ashamed of it being executed give it a try!
You could also take a look at the instructable for printing a map on plastic, if you were interested in printing stuff/waterproofing.
Just don't try printing it with a laser printer. Hehheh.
Tyvek, at least in big sheets (could be different but is still made by tyvek) comes in big huge rolls for water resistance when building a house, hardware and home improvement stores should sell it.
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I'm always interested in creating geocashing hides but these require a lathe which I do not have. Where can i find a way to make something similar without having to use a lathe? Maybe something like buying a piece of aluminum electrical conduit cutting off a suitable piece and hammering the end to a point.
You could make the point by rolling a cone out of paper and taping it to one end of the pipe and then poring a small amount of resin in threw the other end so that it comes up to about 1/2 an inch from the bottom of the pipe. You could use a commercial end cap for the lid.
Use PVC Pipe with the End caps.... glue one on and the other as a top that can be twisted and pulled off.. Even though it would be pretty much water proof if you also picked up a little tub of silicon grease in the plumbing dept that would pretty much water proof the cache... Cheap, easy to make and pretty much waterproof.
For little jobs you can use a drill press instead of a lathe. Slow and gentle helps, and making up a tool rest from some scrap wood and clamps is suggested. Also remember that the raw material is not supported so don't press too hard.
I've gotten by with just chucking a part into a hand-held cordless drill held in a vise. A file used to be called &quot;a poor man's mill&quot;, and it works great for small jobs. I have access to a mill, and it's sometimes quicker to just clamp the part and grab a file than to do a real setup.
This will be weaker but maybe you can use the spike from those cheap solar landscaping lights.
why not just use old prescription plastic containers? if you want to spike it use a peg and tape............easy to make and cheap enough........Thanks for a great article..........................................John G
Just wondering here maybe for version 2.0 why don't you use a metal cigar tube and machine a pointed tip on the end instead of a flat one that way you could make them cheap and fast if you had to. <br>Just a simple thought I had!
I don't know anyone who smokes cigars, but that sounds like a good idea. How thick are the side walls?
can i make one to fit an SD card?
Cool, Very spygames. <br>

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