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I love these tiny toolboxes (as Father’s Day gifts), made from Altoids tins, that Natalie posted next door on CRAFT. If the mint tin seems a little… er… impractical for holding tools, there’s also a project on the same page for having kids color artwork for lids on mint tins to hold nuts, bolts, screws, etc.

There is one application for a toolset that would fit in such a tin, the emergency field soldering kit project we featured in The Best of Instructables (which can also be found here). I made one of these. Haven’t had a call to use it yet, but it’d sure look cuter to show up on the scene with the kit housed in one of these red boxes.

Surprise Dad with the Smallest Toolbox Ever!

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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