Introduction: Adventures of a Can Tab
How do you use can tabs? Obviously to open cans. What after that? It can be recycled all together with a can. But I usually detach them from cans: they could be handy in some small projects around a house.
Step 1: Picture Hangers
Tabs small size and flexibility allow to use it as picture or placard hangers.
Step 2: Frame Backup Clips
You can use it as backup clip for DIY photo frame.
Step 3: Transistor Cooler
Tabs (the same as cans) are produced out of aluminum alloy and that makes them good heat conductor. Here you see I attached two tabs to a transistor as a cooler. How effective it is? Hard to tell, I did not make any measurement but I it dissipates at least part of heat energy produced by electronic device.
Step 4: Precision Screwdriver Stand
I have several precision screwdrivers. They are from different vendors an of different length so to keep it safe and handy I had to make special stand for them. First picture here shows element of the stand: wooden blocks with attached tabs and long screw. Second picture shows assembled stand.
Step 5: Separators for Drill Bit Holder
I had IKEA pen/pencil holder which I did not use much. I found use in it as a place to keep various drill bits. In the middle of the holder I glued wooden cylinder with drilled hole inside of it. On the edge of the holder cup I installed tabs. Some narrow drill bits I keep inside tab holes, some wider bits are in spaces between tabs.
Step 6: Conclusion
OK, as of now I am out of tabs and out of ideas. What do you make with can tabs?
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