Repurposing Empty Tins

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  1. akohtz

    akohtz Member

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    I cleaned out a McClelland tin this evening, and now it's out in the garage holding some miscellaneous nuts, bolts, and screws.

    What have you guys done with your empty tins?

    - Andrew
     


  2. Mike Pomery

    Mike Pomery Active Member

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    I keep my favourite empties stacked to the side of a speaker in my Den, as a sort of mix between a reminder of my favourites and a place of honour. I do the same with my favourite Beers, Scotch, Wine etc on the top of my hutch.

    On top of that I use empty Flake tins as tobacco storage when travelling (instead of pouches), and with some larger tins I tend to store important cables and easily lost items (like guitar picks) in them.


    Handy things really.
     
  3. Charring Light

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    I use them to hold my flies for when I go fly fishing at my local lake or pond.
     
  4. Ol Brokedik

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    I save all of them. My 3 year old grandson plays with them like they're building blocks. Also, I think all my grand kids will want to keep some to remember me. They're small and easy for little kids to collect.

    Be well.
    Ol Brokedik.
     
  5. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    I've only emptied two, and I've got two boys (10 & 2), so guess where they went... :whistle:
     
  6. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Flat tins are going into a "shadow box" that I'm going to mount on the wall in my man-cave. Tall tins like McClellands are used to store nuts and bolts, etc.
     
  7. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    My wife said the same thing about the shadow box. Sounds like a cool idea.
     
  8. kreinhard

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    I put them in the recycle bin. Near the bottom. Under a bunch of other stuff. So my wife wouldn't know how much tobacco I have. :whistle:
     
  9. Traderbob

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    I keep an empty MB tin in the car for dumping ashes. A few for screws and bits around the drill, but I like the idea of a shadow box for the Man Cave.


    Bob

     
  10. Ol Brokedik

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    I collect old wood fishing lures and hang them in a shadow box. Putting your empty tins in a shadow box is a great idea. Seeing a particular tin may bring back memories. You know, you look at one and remember that it was a great tin of smokes. On the other hand, you'll look at another and think, "how could anyone smoke such rubbish"! Keep them all.

    Be well.
    Ol Brokedik.
     
  11. colorduke

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    I like to keep them on the shelf in my man shack,
     
  12. Mington

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    :bow: :thumbsu: :roflmao:
     
  13. jpberg

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    My daughters, 6 & 3, love the empty 8oz Pease tins, which serve duty as bongo drums, terrariums, treasure boxes, crayon/marker containers, etc.

    Me, I'll keep a couple of 2oz round tins around to store a bit of whatever bulk I'm currently smoking.
     
  14. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    This is a good idea, and I want to
    expand on it by putting a cork knocker
    in one for the vehicle.

    I actually take the labels off the
    ones that have them and re-attach
    them to my guitar case.
    dp
     
  15. AndyLowry

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    As blasphemous as this may sound, I have to admit to having used them as pistol targets. Tie string to horizontal object e.g. a branch, place end of string in can, snap on lid, and presto!
     
  16. akohtz

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    It's interesting to hear the different ways they're treated after they've given their lives to their initial purpose.

    - Andrew
     
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