I’ll admit I watched every one of these nine videos, and the one above more than once: Tinplate Girl shows you how to process cans into raw material for tinplate projects. In other videos she covers tools, soldering, bending, and many other techniques for making things out of this fun and easily-accessible material. Food and solvent cans are made from tin-plated steel and often feature silkscreened artwork for adding color to your projects. I have to say: Tinplate Girl reminds me a little of Tina Fey.

This father-daughter tutorial-making team also releases detailed patterns (many for sale, but the videos are free!) for their tinplate projects.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • http://twitter.com/Blaze15tefera omichael


  • http://twitter.com/dbrunker Dave Brunker

    Hmmm… I could get in all kinds of trouble with this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=706691123 Arno Brosi

    One of my favourite sites,very good video’s and a few free plans too.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UF7G2LQI427TUOMYNHOEPSRRVU Hank

    An outstanding series! Well done TPG!