Ok so i need a dvd tin case if anyones got one just comment
Posted by stefanwebb49 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Asked by rarebeasts 9 years ago | last reply 1 year ago
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 !
Posted by patron_zero 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
We drink a lot of coffee and those illy tins are so nicely made with round screw tops that it seems a terrible shame to throw them out, and there are only so many pen/bits holders that we need.. Any inspiration would be most appreciated!
I have an idea for a key security device! altoids tin you would use some batteries, and croduce a current through the key via copper wire. if someone (who knows the location of the keys) decides to take it they'll get a shocking suprise! to safely take the keys, just remove bateryes. oh and you mite have to coat the inside of the tin with something
Posted by Sadam and Osama 11 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Asked by Godbe 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Asked by bauble 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
The Woodworking Magazine blog had a contest for tools made out of Altoids tins and the results are pretty amazing. Besides the coolness factor of using an Altoids tin, many of the entries are great for being a good tool on its own. Check out link for the router plane, bevel gauge, drilling jig and more.The Winner of Our Altoids Tool Contest viaMake
Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I'm looking for the Length x Width x Height in inches. They have been discontinued and I'm trying to order up blank, empty tins from a supplier for an electronics workshop. I've been scouring the interwebs, but no luck...
Asked by agmilmoe 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I don't want to paint it though. It is for the underneath side of a porch roof. I don't want to spend major $$ on reclaimed tin if I can make it look that way myself.... HELP!
Asked by Wedthing 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
hello, i would like to know, what the best way would be to separate tin from tinned copper wire. i recently attempted to build a MOT welder and now am left with quite alot of wire, and i require the tin for tin oxide. im wondering, what would i need to do, after i dissolve all the wire in hydrochloric acid, to extract the tin? its my understanding that tin and copper chlorides decompose easily into their oxides, and i only need somewhat pure tin, as the electrode connector for my MMO titanium mesh (the part which will stick out of the cell which i will connect the cables to), and i only need roughly 70-80% pure tin metal, which i will reduce using my furnace and some pure carbon, in order to get a metal. or would it be ok for me to just melt the metals as is and let them separate in the crucible, and have all the fiberglass and resin just burn off? otherwise, would heating their chlorides (i require a soluble form to filter away resin and fiberglass), yeild tin oxide and not copper oxide, or would weaker acids like carbonic acid be able to dissolve the tin? sorry for all the questions but i really need some tin and i dont wanna blow this one shot i got here! i already have a theory on how this will all work, i just require a second (somewhat) proffesional) opinion. also i am already taking full precautions to ensure i dont get chlorine poisoning, so dont bother with the warnings. thanks.
Asked by oldmanbeefjerky 7 years ago | last reply 6 weeks ago
My next Instructables is going to be how to fit all your necessities for good hygiene into an altoids tin.Yeah, I know, there are like a million altoids tin can projects, but this is different... kinda. Anyways I have a list of things that will be in the tin and I just want to know if anyone thinks I am missing something, or anything else someone wants to say .Thanks! Here is the list of things going in the tin: toothbrush toothpaste comb soap wash cloth deodorant lotion floss q-tips any more ideas or things i should put, please comment, thanks!
Posted by connorcancount! 11 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Hello, Last year i took a trip down to a tin mine, and while i was there, or rather when we were leaving, my little 6yo brother threw a tantrum because he wanted a shiny rock, which weighs about 3Kg, so my dad let him keep it. Like all things like 6yo children pickup that arent valuable or toys, he didnt want it anymore by the time he next left the car. Now i want to auction it off on ebay, but i dont actually know if its just a fine suspension if silicon plates or scales, or if its actually tin ore, which i would suspect since it was found in a tin mine. ive attached a picture for your observations It tooks a bit though like it could also be some kind of petrified log, which im open to selling it as as well. Ide love it if it were both.
Asked by oldmanbeefjerky 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Hi ...Here is an other "failed experiment" ...I tried to mix Sulfur and Tin with the hope to make a ZnS phosphor ... (Yes, I know ... I confused Sn and Zn)So, indeed, when I poured some Sulfur powder over my melting Tin, the Sulfur melted, boiled and vaporized ...Ok. Now my question : If I pour some Sulfur powder over melting Zinc, will Sulfur vaporize, or will I get some ZnS ?(actual question : is there a simple non industrial mean to make ZnS phosphor ?)=o]
Posted by chooseausername 10 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Asked by Zaphod Beeblebrox 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Today while I was walking on the street I saw something that gave me an idea. I saw a piece of tin foil stuck to the road. I think this happened when tin foil flew out of someone's trash, landed on the road, and was run over by cars repeatedly. After the cars run the foil over it wedges itself into the cracks and doesn't come out unless you peel it off. Now here's my idea: buy a ton of tin foil and cover the street with it or write something on the street. Anyone know if this would be legal? Anyone ever done this before? Any suggestions if I do it? P.S. I live stateside if that matters
Posted by sardines454 10 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
There are toxins in paint on altoids tins. How do I get it all off so it doesn't riddle my food with lead?
Asked by mason0190 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I have some tins that I want to strip but they have powder coating. I've tried heavy duty strippers and a sander and a 9" wire wheel sander none of which work that well. Any suggestions? The 9" wire wheel did remove some of the paint but it also burnt or melted the metal faster then it removed the paint. Those cookie tins are thin.
Asked by threadbare 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
So theres this broken (battery dead) executive calculator thing lying around my house. I'm not really interested in the calculator.(Anything worth salvaging?) But it was held in a nice thin silver metal box. Measurements are.. Length 9 cm Width 6 cm Depth 0.9 cm As you can see from images there is a hole where the battery would have been changed from on one side of the box. Can anyone think of anything fun I could do with this?
Posted by Turbo427 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I currently am working on a project with 2 altoid tins and what I want to do is have one an amplifier, and another as a speaker. The speaker one having a two inch subwoofer and a two inch full range. I would like to be able to adjust bass and treble and volume without alot of sitrotion but its okay if thats not an option. Budget doesnt matter, I have more than enough money to cover it. Demensions: 3-13/16" (9.68 cm) long 2-7/16" (6.19 cm) wide 3/4" (1.91 cm) deep
Asked by calebryan 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
The more practical, the better.
Asked by Maxaxle 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I'm wanting to enter one of the contests, I don't have an Altoids tin at the moment, and I'll be pushing it to get it done in time. If anyone has the dimensions handy, that'd be great. Thank you.
Asked by Sovereignty 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I'd like to make some holes in a tin can but can't think of how I could go about doing it. I'd like to be neat and as perfect as possible though. Buying drill bits or anything else for that matter isn't optional for me. I do not have any hole punches either.
Asked by Jakoul 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hi there. I recently read an instructable on here on how to solder (rather, read through several) and all of them mentioned that it was imperative to tin the tip of your soldering iron. So I took out my trusty butane soldering iron, and tinned it with a layer of solder so thin, I can't see a thickness to it, and can only tell it's there because it's shinier than the tip of the soldering iron. My problem, is now the tip doesn't appear to get hot enough to melt solder (?!), as no matter how long I hold it directly on a piece of solder, it never actually seems to melt. I tried brushing the tip with some sandpaper (while cold) and a diamond drill bit (gently! while hot) to try and remove some of the solder from it, but to no avail. I can no longer solder anything. Any suggestions on what I'm doing wrong or how I could fix this? Thanks, Adam
Posted by NuclearDog 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
So i recently got a 40 watt weller soldering iron. This is my first soldering iron ever, and i have watched many instructional videos and tips on how to use it. I had a bit of trouble tinning the tip but i got the hang of it. I am using Rosin Core Solder btw. Today i went to go practice my soldering a bit, so i plugged in my soldering iron and waited for it to heat up. Once i heated it up i got a damp sponge and i wiped off the old solder. IIRC i wiped it off and then tryed to tin the tip again, but i saw my tip has turned black. I tried to tin it, but the solder just turned into a ball and rolled off the tip, as if the tip was oil and the solder was water. I tried taking off what i presumed was oxidation by cleaning it with the sponge, mr. cleans magic eraser, and my last resort was a nail filer. MR cleans magic eraser turned the oxidation a grayish blue, but the nail filer was the only thing that took off all the oxidation. (i know that any sort of abrasive thing shouldn't be used, but i was angry and confused). I felt pretty happy, but as soon as i put solder on the tip, the tip immediately turned black and the solder rolled off again, making tinning impossible. I tried re tinning my spare chisel tip too and it wasnt so bad, but the solder just rolled off too. Now all i have left is a tinned "mini chisel" tip that im scared to use because i dont want to mess up what i have left. Is there something im doing wrong? I could really use some help.
Asked by jaguilar16 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
When Manuel Rapoport found himself waist-deep in dry milk cans, he decided to make the best of it and weatherproof his house in Patagonia. Relying on what his infant twins had consumed, and donations from local restaurants and bars, he turned the cans into sheets to insulate his house. Glass bottles were cut in two and glued together, used as thermic-isolating bricks for small skylights and windows.Plus it looks awesome! Kudos Manuel.via: treehugger
Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Asked by forgoten 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Alright folks, I need your help.I am looking for a tool that punches holes in Altoids tins. With my Altoids Flashlight kits, teachers at schools can't really use drills in the classroom, so I need a punch that will be able to make holes with the hit of a hammer or something along those lines. It has to be something small; not like a drill press or anything. It has to be a small punch or something that I can ship with the kits so that a teacher can use it to make holes.The holes need to be big enough to fit mini PB switches and LEDs. I need maybe a website that can supply different sizes of punches; that way I can order just one and order it in bulk.I usually make these holes with my Dremel, and not everyone owns a Dremel, so I need something that I can include in my bulk orders that can punch holes in various pieces of metal.I am not sure if such a punch exists. It may take one or two punches to get a hole punched; but I am not sure of where to get such a tool.BONUS!!!: Anyone who finds the perfect tool that I need, will receive a free kit as a thank you. After a few days I will let the user know if he/she will receive the kit. Anyone have any ideas? Much appreciated!Thanks!(I sort of had to rush with the explanation of what I need; I have to get to work. But if you have any questions about it just ask me)
Posted by Brennn10 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Altoids tins are a very needed resouce for an instructaholic so i ask how much do you pay in your local currency for a altoids tin PS: my currency is argentinian peso, and altoids tins are 11pesos (aprox. u$s 3.50)
Posted by santy22 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I got a new soldering iron and one of those tip tinner and cleaner tins from radioshack. The tip of the soldering iron is 1 inch long and when i use the tinner only the vary tip gets tinned the rest is brownish black. Do just tin the vary tip with the tinner or the whole tip?
Asked by redlizard5 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Where can you get altoids tins in new Zealand or in the Gold coast??need answer ASAP!
Asked by busterbuster18724 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I have these two tins- One, a Jones Soda Carbonated Candy Tin with a removable cap that says " I'm out like granny panties in low-rise jeans." The other tin is a Caribou Coffee Sugar-Free Peppermint Mints with a slide-off top that I currently use for guitar picks. Please help me think of an idea to use these for.
Posted by Salsa766 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I know that copper is a better conductor than tin or aluminum. But one of my friends a few days ago told me that instead of etching his layout on copper, he used the bottom of an altoids tin. he said all he did was sand the bottom until there was no paint of the altoids can and then he etched his layout. (Chemical bath, toner, etc.) So my question is, Does anyone know how to etch custom layouts (toner layouts) on tin or aluminum? **I figure this could save people some money and time on some projects. :)
Posted by batboy61490 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
There hasn't been much activity in the altoids abusers group lately so i thought id create a new type of altoids wallet, question is , is it worth it? is anyone interested? if you are and have any ideas or things you want to see included just post a comment below! look forward to your suggestions :D
Posted by =SMART= 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago