Introduction: Can Can Tool Container
I made it at Techshop. http://www.techshop.ws/
Not one to throw things away - combining this with a need for small containers for tools; I came up with the Can Can tool container. I am making a few containers to fit my needle files.
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Step 1: Cut the Cans
You will need two cans to produce one tool container. I use metal non recyclable thin wall cans. In this instructables I am using small juice pop top type cans.
The thin wall allows me to use a razor blade to ruff cut to size. I oversize both halves because I can just push the two together further if needed.
Step 2: Remove Razor Cut Burrs
The razor blade leaves a ruff burred edge. I use standard scissors to cut the rim to a smooth finish. The trick is not to stop your scissor cut until you reach the starting point. If you stop your scissor cut, you typically create a burr. If this happens just stop and start again just below your original point. A light emery cloth sanding around the edge will remove any remaining burrs.
Step 3: Crimp the Can
One can will need to be crimped. Crimping will allow the two cans to slip together. Pictured is a pair of 5 blade duct pliers. Needle nose pliers will also work by pinching the metal and twisting.
Step 4: Finished Crimped Can
Pictured is the finished crimped can. The other can will only require having the edge smoothed by using the scissors and a light emery sanding.
Step 5: Just Add Tools
Finished top and bottom…. just add tools.