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Cutting Tin - Candy & Mint Containers Answered

Greetings all,   I have an interest in cutting patterns in the smooth tops of tin candy & mint containers but am a complete noob to this sort of fabricating, would appreciate any helpful offboard links or posted Instructables here.

What I'm wanting to achieve is a 'finished' item that looks plasma-cut but since the item itself is quite fragile as well as small in general size I have no clue other than the very time-consuming process of 'routing' out such with a mini-Dremel.     Fairly tight budget here too so a dedicated C-N-C setup is a bit unlikely but no impossible.

Thanks in advance !

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Kiteman
Kiteman

9 years ago

On a budget, I would definitely say "dremel". I would pack the tin very firmly with wads if paper, to stop you accidentally denting the lid.

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patron_zero
patron_zero

Reply 9 years ago

Thanks Kiteman, I'm likely to build some sort of rig that the tin is supported-restrained in, the sort of pieces I intend to work on are items with removable lids so lessening the chance of the collapse you mention.

One option I have is to use the type of lids that have the transparent insets and remove-replace said material with a patterns piece. I'm making some Steampunk-CosPlay props so do have a few other build methods to stave off what I foresee as a lot of repetitive mind-numbing labor involving the tin.