GUITAR HACKS: Diy Pick Case.




Introduction: GUITAR HACKS: Diy Pick Case.

About: I love steampunk!

This is just a quick hack for you guitar players out there. How to make a guitar pick case out of an Altoids tin.

Step 1: Materials:

All you need is: an Altoids box.

A piece of Eva foam,or any 1/2" to 3/4" thick foam will do.

And your favorite pick that you can't seem to find when you need it.

Step 2: Cutting the Foam.

First cut your foam. Now, what I did was press the bottom of the tin into the foam,which left a mark, so I could cut out just the the right shape. I use Eva foam but if you don't have that than you will need to trace around the tin. I just used the knife I had handy. but you should probably use something smaller. AND ALWAYS CUT AWAY FROM YOU!!

Step 3:

It doesn't matter if it's not cut out perfectly, it just makes it stay in better.

Step 4: Now Cut the Slits for Your Picks

I spaced the slits at least 1/2" from each other. The most important part about the slits is that you cut them at an angle. this way the picks will sit in the tin and the tin will still close properly.

Step 5: Put the Foam in the Tin and Your Done!

This works great for travel, or just at home! I thought of this when I was going to a friend's house and wanted to bring my guitar, but didn't have a safe place to put my picks. you can even fit bass picks in it if you cut the slits big enough. I cut five 1 1/2" slits to be exact. this was my first Instructable, so I hope you enjoyed it. More builds in the future!

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    6 years ago

    Is this a p**s take? How on earth did you manage to think of this??? I would have never considered putting my picks in s tin without this tutorial. Amazing.

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    Nice life hack. I use mint tins to keep my flash drives and SD cards organized.