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22 Manly things to do with an Altoids tin

Postby C.f.M. » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:54 am

Besides the ol' ashtray.

http://artofmanliness.com/2011/01/30/22 ... toids-tin/

I think "s'mores kit" will be my new response to people wanting to know what they're supposed to gift.
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Postby ygmir » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:06 am

2 buffalo, one Altoid can?
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Postby Sail Man » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:14 am

Surviving with Altoids

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Postby sputnik » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:21 am

Nice work, though that last vid of the fireball shooting tin should have only lasted about 30 seconds. Seriously, did he need to spend 45 seconds showing us that it was an altoids tin?
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Postby CapSmashy » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:33 am

I have 20 Altoid tins on the way from Florida for testing. :)
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Postby C.f.M. » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:57 am

I don't think they'd make good pee jugs. Or funnels. :cry:
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Postby Token » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:02 pm

C.f.M. wrote:I don't think they'd make good pee jugs. Or funnels. :cry:


You'd fycking know for sure ...
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Postby C.f.M. » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:10 pm

Token wrote:
C.f.M. wrote:I don't think they'd make good pee jugs. Or funnels. :cry:


You'd fycking know for sure ...


Lemme tell ya what makes a good pee jug: uh, not the open Playa. Esp. when SOME assholes think it's fun to drive by yelling and pointing you out to the coppers!

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Postby Trishntek » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:26 pm

With a bit of tape around the end of AA, AAA and 9V batteries, an Altoid tin makes a great place for spare batteries.

Herbal therapy substances and paraphernalia fit quite nicely in there too.
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Postby C.f.M. » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:15 pm

Trishntek wrote:With a bit of tape around the end of AA, AAA and 9V batteries, an Altoid tin makes a great...



I'm just going to leave that there.
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Postby FIGJAM » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:27 pm

King size home mades fit perfect. 100s are a liittle too long.

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Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:02 pm

Funny how the box cigs come in work better than that for holding cigs.
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Postby FIGJAM » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:12 pm

I dont buy taylor mades anymore so this works well for my rollies. :)

Holds 18 smokes.

I can make 3 cartons for about $25.
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Postby Clar-i-ty » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:37 pm

I use mine as a ghetto business card holder :wink:
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Postby Trishntek » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:52 pm

I also keep my co,,,, errr 'O'rings in an Altoids box.
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Postby Elorrum » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:56 pm

Mp3 amp. (until a few years ago, there were still whitman's chocolates tins, just a teeny bit larger. I use altoids now.)
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Postby Trishntek » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:24 pm

While working on some projects today, I realized my various snaps, rivets and eyelets for leather craft are in Altoids tins. Also the tools are likewise stored.
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Postby dragonpilot » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:27 pm

This is SO odd...I started using these tins to hold my horseshoe nails for stained glass projects back in the late 70s...yes, they had Altoids even then.
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Postby Drawingablank » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:52 pm

[quote="Trishntek"]While working on some projects today, I realized my various snaps, rivets and eyelets for leather craft are in Altoids tins. Also the tools are likewise stored.[/quote]

Hmm, maybe just letting all mine pile up at the bottom of my leather working toolbox is not the best storage system.

I may be going out on a limb here, but being a peppermint junkie my favorite use for Altoids boxes is for holding my Altoids.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:20 am

I'll take those tins off your hands, if you really don't have use for them.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:55 am

On the playa, the manliest thing to use it for IS an ashtray. :)
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Postby Mulligan » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:41 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:On the playa, the manliest thing to use it for IS an ashtray. :)


Hubs bought a tin on the way home. Once there, he needed to empty it out fast so he could use it as an ashtray. So he offered the mints to passerbys.

"Are these 'special' mints?" someone asked.
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Postby robotland » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:05 pm

Combined with little rare-earth magnets they make a handy organizer system for little bits in the car while on-playa...Stick 'em to any exposed metal. I really like the new teensy ones! With a scrap of velcro, a pinback and some nips with a shear you've got an iPod Mini holder with storage for your earbuds! The guts from those cheap little solar pathway lights will fit in them too....
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Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:21 pm

robotland wrote:Combined with little rare-earth magnets they make a handy organizer system for little bits in the car while on-playa...Stick 'em to any exposed metal. I really like the new teensy ones! With a scrap of velcro, a pinback and some nips with a shear you've got an iPod Mini holder with storage for your earbuds! The guts from those cheap little solar pathway lights will fit in them too....


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Altoid tins are wonderfully handy. They remind me of tiny cigar boxes.. now something cigar box sized, but metal, could be very useful.
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Postby Elorrum » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:37 pm

Dr Jet Sinister wrote:
robotland wrote:Combined with little rare-earth magnets they make a handy organizer system for little bits in the car while on-playa...Stick 'em to any exposed metal. I really like the new teensy ones! With a scrap of velcro, a pinback and some nips with a shear you've got an iPod Mini holder with storage for your earbuds! The guts from those cheap little solar pathway lights will fit in them too....


Robotland? Is it really you? Where have you been!!?

Altoid tins are wonderfully handy. They remind me of tiny cigar boxes.. now something cigar box sized, but metal, could be very useful.

danish butter cookie tin?
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Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:43 pm

Elorrum wrote:Altoid tins are wonderfully handy. They remind me of tiny cigar boxes.. now something cigar box sized, but metal, could be very useful.

danish butter cookie tin?[/quote]

I thought of the cookie tins but they aren't hinged. At least the ones I'm thinking of aren't hinged. I *know* I've seen some hinged tins around somewhere, perhaps smaller than the cookie ones and larger than altoids...

Robotland's suggestion for magnets made me think of it since I have a huge metal school bus and using something larger as a glove compartment, so to speak, would rock.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:22 pm

If you keep looking, you'll find hinged tins. Some of them don't even have a past as a holder of sweet treats, but as cash boxes. Which might get them stolen, I don't know. YOu don't have to lock them, but if someone's creepy enough to steal one, he might be creepy enough to steal one without checking it to see if it opens.
Thrift stores, yard sales, the usual suspects.
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Postby ygmir » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:08 pm

I've got some hinged butter cookie tins.

you gotta know, a "butter cookie" is considered a weapon in Denmark.
ergo the case to keep them in.
and, the carnage after a "drive by" is horrendous, and, it takes hours for the birds to clean up.
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Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:13 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:If you keep looking, you'll find hinged tins. Some of them don't even have a past as a holder of sweet treats, but as cash boxes. Which might get them stolen, I don't know. YOu don't have to lock them, but if someone's creepy enough to steal one, he might be creepy enough to steal one without checking it to see if it opens.
Thrift stores, yard sales, the usual suspects.


That's a great idea! Thanks for the tip.
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Postby C.f.M. » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:39 am

Jet, you know what a SUPER BUSY person I am, but do you want me to keep an eye out for hinged-tins? See what I can collect for you?
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