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Bumpus' Giant Altoids Subway turkey sammich holder (Giant Altoids Tin Lunchbox)

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Whether you're off to school or work, you need something to pack your lunch or snack. Just like the Flintstones, don't forget your lunch pail. There is a mini-Altoids lunch box but that will not do if you have a hero, grinder, po'boy or submarine sandwich. Make a custom giant Altoids "tin" lunchbox from cardboard to fit anything you want.

This is my homage to the working stiff, trying to make a buck and shouldn't be spending any more than they have to by eating out for lunch everyday. So Bumpus, treat yourself to a Subway every once in a while, but it is better to make it fresh yourself.

This instructable should not be construed as any endorsement or advertisement of any kind for franchised Subway sandwiches, personally, I prefer Blimpie's. Subway just slices the bread oddly with the v-channel groove.
 
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Step 1: Cardboard and something sticky to hold it together.

Picture of Cardboard and something sticky to hold it together.
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This is essentially just a custom cardboard box with a hinged cover. It is covered in duct tape.

You will need:

A graphic of the Altoids tin cover found on the internet.

Click on the "i" button on the image below to work with the image file I used. Select the highest resolution picture for best printing quality.

Print off a color image that is the size of the lunch box you want to make. I just let the printer expand the graphic I had to be a full size sheet of regular paper.

Duct tape in red and white colors, or if you have a different color tin, the matching colors.

I choose not to paint the box but you can if you want. The duct tape adds a durable wear layer to the cardboard.

glue, hot glue gun if you have one.

scissors or utility knife to cut the cardboard.
bumpus4 years ago
:D This is really cool, thanks 'Dad.
caitlinsdad (author)  bumpus4 years ago
maybe you can make a giant Altoids Guitar.

and how many times have I told you...I am not your 'Dad...
caitlinsdad is everyone's Father.
caitlinsdad (author)  Labot20014 years ago
and the same goes to you, you whippersnapper...

Skunkbait is everyone's Padre.
Our father who art on ibles, heckled be thy name...
caitlinsdad (author)  Lithium Rain4 years ago
Confess and do eight ibles by the morning...
Your dialog is funnier than the subject of the 'ible - which is also funny - great idea(s), it's time to subscribe.
caitlinsdad (author)  Ninzerbean4 years ago
What is this, the inquisition? I'll go get my comfy slippers.
Are you their dad? Let's take this to Jerry Springer....
um the awnsers are always the same
the probability of that is
drum roll please


Impossible
ever thought the mother cheated (well you get the idea the man always gets let down) hmm........
Blood testing clinic: how mant times have i told you the mother cheated
Asian /& hispanic lady from Family Guy jerry springer: no no you only ever say man cheated
Blood testing clinic: we are never testing for you again you hypocrite
Asian /& hispanic lady from Family Guy jerry springer: no no you test for me
Blood testing clinic: goodbye!!!
Asian /& hispanic lady from Family Guy jerry springer: no no you keep talk
Blood testing clinic: I said goodbye for ever!!!
Blood testing clinic:(hangs up)

this goes for every other show that for the true parents
caitlinsdad (author)  LittleWolf4 years ago
Hmmm, you should go question the postman instead. He always rings twice.
NOONE EXPECTS THE SPANISH INQUiSITION
Lithium Rain is everyone's Adrian Monk.
caitlinsdad (author)  Yerboogieman4 years ago
You go, sistah!
Who's sistah? Adrian?
caitlinsdad (author)  Yerboogieman4 years ago
Lithium monk is everyone's sister.
*Picks out fro.*
;-)
And Kiteman is everyone mad scientist uncle ;).




-Y
XOIIO4 years ago
50 grams bull!

Now make it out of metal and have the letters popping out! LOL!
foxtrot46974 years ago
great ible! but.... pepsi? bleh
I totally agree. But, living in Atlanta, I'm a bit biased.
Coke person, eh? You probably own a Macintosh too, and a Zune. Bad combination.
i own a mac, PPC mini mac but i use linux more. And i have a sansa fuze, not a zune
The next thing i was going to say was a sandisk player.
caitlinsdad (author)  foxtrot46974 years ago
I know, Diet Coke makes a better cleaner.
dude i love coke in the glass bottle and at my grocery store you can buy packs of them!!!!
alphasmith4 years ago
...epic. That is one pimped out lunchbox.
caitlinsdad (author)  alphasmith4 years ago
Thanks, I should have loaded this with ping pong balls or jawbreakers for mints.
15zhangfra4 years ago
cool, but i call it a hoagie
caitlinsdad (author)  15zhangfra4 years ago
yeah, forgot about that one, and a Dagwood.
dagwood, funny name, but then again so is hoagie.
caitlinsdad (author)  15zhangfra4 years ago
A Dagwood sandwich is a ginormous sandwich made by Dagwood Bumstead in the Blondie cartoon. Good Eats.
sandwiches (dreamy look)
Man! I was just about to upload something just like this!!!
caitlinsdad (author)  HardCoreHacker4 years ago
C'mon, put it up. The more the merrier.
Maybe
=SMART=4 years ago
Awesome :) Why do all your instructables have peoples names on them now ?
caitlinsdad (author)  =SMART=4 years ago
1. Because we can. 2. It's fun to draw inspiration from Instructables members of the community and add to the quirkyness.
Fair enough, good idea
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