Introduction: How to Make a Water Proof Match Box From a Mint Tin
in this, my first instruct-able i will show you how to make a water resistant match box it will stop them getting wet but wont survive a submergence
has in built strike strip and fits in your pocket nicely only needs junk around your house
Step 1: What You'll Need
scissors used my swiss army knife
an eclipse mint tin (you can use similar tins i just like these
a box of matches
some glue that can glue cardboard to metal
Step 2: Sealing Up the Box
use some glue to seal the base some so it doesn't leak.
do the same with the top edge to make a gasket
and cover the holes for the hinge on the inside
Step 3: Adding the Striker Strip
cut out the striker strip and glue it on the under side of the lid
Step 4: Back Up Strikers
now this is an optional step
using the remaining strike strips
glue them on a bit of pop-stick and use them as back up strike strips
Step 5: Finnish
add the matches HEAD DOWN!!!not head up like pictured!! and your finished
head down is for safety reasons as the heads could rub on the striker and you will end up with a box of fire in your pocket.
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