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Is there a Tin repurpose thread here? 890

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Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« on: February 24, 2017, 07:36:03 AM »
not sure if there is a thread already






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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2017, 10:38:34 AM »
Nice!  :pok: Love those altoid tins.

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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2017, 03:27:52 PM »
I wonder if the company Altoid has any idea what their tins are being used for?

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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 06:13:38 PM »
Nice idea for a thread. I have a strange fascination with tins. Here's an old picture I posted some time ago.

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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2017, 01:55:50 AM »
Interesting uses.  Here is one of mine:





It's a modified charger for AA sized lithium cells (14500).  I use them in my armytek tiara flashlight.  Pictured with it is one of my 14500 cells.  The charger was modified to drop the current below 500 ma as it was originally closer to 1 amp - too much for the small cells.

I added a small digital readout to give the voltage of the cell.


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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2017, 02:33:20 AM »
Cool thread! I will have to get some pics of my char tins.

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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2017, 07:42:10 AM »
cool jcs, at first glance I thought it was a bomb lol

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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2017, 08:37:56 AM »
Interesting uses.  Here is one of mine:

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It's a modified charger for AA sized lithium cells (14500).  I use them in my armytek tiara flashlight.  Pictured with it is one of my 14500 cells.  The charger was modified to drop the current below 500 ma as it was originally closer to 1 amp - too much for the small cells.

I added a small digital readout to give the voltage of the cell.


John


Never take that thing on a airplane.  :ahhh   :D

Very cool.  :tu:

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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2017, 05:28:18 PM »
I built an adjustable audio attenuator inside an Altoids tin.  It serves as an interface between a radio scanner and digital recorder.


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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2017, 08:01:08 PM »
Captain S and Blackbeard - never really thought of that but it sure would set off some alarm bells I'm sure.  Likely end up in a dungeon in a very unattractive part of the world. :D

Parnass - good use of the tin.  You could fit another one in there if you needed it.

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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2017, 10:24:49 AM »
A few more tins of different sizes and shapes,I've also got another large tin with all my sharpening stones in  :salute:
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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2017, 04:59:58 AM »
Now this is a great idea for a thread  :tu:

I have several Altoids and a couple Velamints tins, but I've never done anything really clever with them. Made one into a mini FAK.

A while back I saw a video on YouTube with a fellow's Altoids tin loadout that made use of magnets glued in to "lock" items in place. Don't recall who it was, but that sounds like an idea worth stealing, eh?

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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2017, 10:06:38 AM »
that first pic is a vic camper and nitecore ez123 in large tin which I keep in my car, and some apple earbuds in mini tin.

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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2017, 10:10:59 AM »
Then in my backpack I have this one with a wenger clipper, and fenix LD01



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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2017, 08:20:27 PM »
Love tins  :tu:
'Love Tins'? now they sound intriguing Z!  :pok:

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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2017, 08:50:36 PM »
Love tins  :tu:
'Love Tins'? now they sound intriguing Z!  :pok:

I love everything  :rofl: although I always growing up was curious what was in these old tins my uncle had,full of nik naks ,nuts n bolts,such handy tins  :tu:
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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2017, 02:13:00 PM »
I have a few 2oz tobacco tins with fire lighting bits, SAK spares, drill bits etc, but my EDC tin is this 20g one from our very own firiki. It came as part of a generous GAW he did late last year which I was lucky enough to win. I like the tin so kitted it out with a sewing kit, Classic, LED torch, compass, paracetamol and Ibuprofen, anti-bac wipe, plasters and emergency cash. It also reminds me of my friend firiki whenever I carry it.:
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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2017, 09:58:02 PM »
hey, another tin addict here!  :cheers:




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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2017, 10:10:56 PM »
hey, another tin addict here!  :cheers:

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Nice!

Whats the blue thing next to the yellow thread in the second picture Pea-Cazzle?

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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2017, 02:05:41 AM »
Here is the rack that I made from scraps of cedar a few years ago to hold Altoids tins.  Sorry for the blurred image.




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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2017, 04:18:10 AM »
hey, another tin addict here!  :cheers:

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A tin inside another tin.  Love it!
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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2017, 04:18:05 PM »
hey, another tin addict here!  :cheers:

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Nice!

Whats the blue thing next to the yellow thread in the second picture Pea-Cazzle?

those are, from top to bottom,

thread
pen knife slipjoint
lighter
electrician's tape
safety pin
Vic ambassador
IKEA Pencil

and on the right side

micro UV light with three button batteries
tweezers

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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2017, 01:46:14 PM »
I have a few 2oz tobacco tins with fire lighting bits, SAK spares, drill bits etc, but my EDC tin is this 20g one from our very own firiki.

Nice to see that tin getting used :tu: I think they're a nice size.

Did you try the tears?

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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2017, 03:53:51 AM »
Two Altoids tins.  The one on the left I carry in my winter coat.  The other has my Dremel bits.
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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2017, 02:40:41 PM »
I have a few 2oz tobacco tins with fire lighting bits, SAK spares, drill bits etc, but my EDC tin is this 20g one from our very own firiki.

Nice to see that tin getting used :tu: I think they're a nice size.

Did you try the tears?
I did firiki. I ate them all and they were delicious  :cheers: The tin is really useful too.

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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2017, 07:45:35 PM »
What's inside one of my old tobacco tins  :tu:
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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2017, 12:40:34 AM »
I have a few 2oz tobacco tins with fire lighting bits, SAK spares, drill bits etc, but my EDC tin is this 20g one from our very own firiki.

Nice to see that tin getting used :tu: I think they're a nice size.

Did you try the tears?
I did firiki. I ate them all and they were delicious  :cheers: The tin is really useful too.

+1   :cheers:
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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2017, 10:24:50 AM »
I have a few 2oz tobacco tins with fire lighting bits, SAK spares, drill bits etc, but my EDC tin is this 20g one from our very own firiki.

Nice to see that tin getting used :tu: I think they're a nice size.

Did you try the tears?
I did firiki. I ate them all and they were delicious  :cheers: The tin is really useful too.

+1   :cheers:

:)  :cheers: gentlemen

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Re: Is there a Tin repurpose thread here?
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2017, 04:01:06 PM »
Here's an old thread with some good tins:
https://forum.multitool.o...ex.php/topic,32932.0.html

 

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