Saltoid: the Altoid Sander




Introduction: Saltoid: the Altoid Sander

Don't you wish you had a magical device that you could stick sandpaper to, and sand all you wanted to, FOREVER?? Well, I've got quite the doo-dad for you.

I call it the Saltoid.

Due to its patented Swedish design, it can do anything.

So, my friend, follow me on the journey of a lifetime to make your very own Saltoid.

Step 1: Materials

For your journey, you shall need to acquire:

1. An Altoid tin - I found mine in my drawer, you could do that too, or you could just check at the local Wal-Mart. They usually have some.
2. Adhesive sandpaper - we had some with the orbital sander; you should be able to pick some up at Home Depot or Lowe's
3. Scissors
4. A ruler

Step 2: Assembly

This is all pretty simple, so we can squeeze everything into one step.

1. Measure your Altoid tin. Mine was about 3-3/4 in. by 2-1/4 in. (that's 9.5 cm by 6 cm for all you foreign folk). Use these measurements to mark your sandpaper accordingly. Alternatively, you can trace the Altoid tin onto your sandpaper. However, I chose not to do this because this would create a sort of "overhang" of sandpaper from the tin.

2. Cut your sandpaper along the lines you drew.

3. Slap the sandpaper onto the tin.

4. Put extra sandpaper into your tin. If you want, you can cut some more sandpaper templates so you can just put them on your tin without having to cut them out again.

5. Sand stuff. I used mine on [ a pair of jeans].

6. Show it off to your friends.

7. Put it in your pocket when you're all done =]

Good luck and have fun!



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    30 Discussions

    I hate to be mean but this is kinda stupid, cus a 2 year old can make it, and has like no use

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    TimsProjects, to the contrary, the saltoid is brilliant. It's the perfect size for hands, even tiny feminine hands like mine. The cover has an overhang on all sides which keep the fingers and thumbs from sliding off as easily. It's simplicity and the availability of altoids tins is an added bonus.

    I'm starting to like the uses of these little tin cans. Thinking of going out to get a couple for some projects now.

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    Hi just a notwe to officeblueprint i did this and it works pretty good but the motor has to have a high voltage as when you push it down really hard it just stops But mine has a dc converter 12v from the mains

    hey i got a question could u take a viberating motor (not from any sex toys) like from a old ps2 controller and lke make it spin really fast using a like 24 AAAA batterys(like froma 9volt battery??

    lol a guy i know does that when im not looking and when i look he stops lol. CHEEZE!!!!!!

    cheez,burger,cheez,burger,cheez,burger,cheez,burger,cheez,burger,all cheez and no burger makes labot a dull boy

    This will make sanding a lot easier! I never thought of using one to do this. Nice job. 5/5.

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    Thank you muchly. I actually use it quite often... until I lost it...